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Academic Program in LGBTQ Studies
Academic Program in LGBTQ Studies
Our academic offerings will challenge your knowledge and assumptions and engage your desire to learn.  READ MOREon academic program in LGBTQ studies
LGBTQ Studies Faculty
LGBTQ Studies Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our LGBTQ studies faculty.
Our campus has a healthy and flourishing LGBTQ community. Learn more about LGBTQ life
The goal of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies is to examine and better understand the lives and representations of individuals and groups considered sexual minorities, as well as the various forces that have affected them across cultures and throughout time.

About LGBTQ Studies

Sexuality offers a critical lens to analyze communities, cultures, and subcultures; institutions, discourses, and literatures; economic and political movements; the social construction of power, status, and hierarchies; and identity categories configured on the basis of age, ability, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and religion.

Our minor course of study will allow you to gain critical understandings of normative categorization, query unspoken assumptions, examine social stratification and distributions of power, and explore the diversity of forms that sexuality has taken historically and in contemporary contexts.

Our LGBTQ Studies Program is affiliated with the Women's Studies Program.

Studying in the LGBTQ Studies Program

We currently offer a minor course of study in LGBTQ Studies.
See the LGBTQ Brochure - Spring 2018

Program Contacts

Director: Marilyn Rugg
Administrative Assistant: Maxine Campbell (
Office: Center for Women's Studies, East Hall 108B
Phone: 315-228-6868