Queer and Trans People of Color

"We understand intersectionality to be a theory of oppression, first named by Kimberlé Crenshaw. We view our work through an intersectional lens, centering those at the margins of the margins and dismantling oppression through education and connection.We know that oppression is complex and multiple marginalized identities intersect and compound one another to create unique experiences of oppression. We believe that none of us is free until all of us are free. We use the power we have to lift up the voices and visions of those who have been granted less power."

While we uphold intersectionality as one of our primary values in all our work at the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, we also uplift specific programs and groups that serve LGBTQIA2S+ people of color at MSU. Some of those include:

  • Color Me Queer
    •  Color Me Queer is a discussion group facilitated by the GSCC. The group is open to all who identify as Black, African American, Asian, Asian American, Native American, Indigenous, Latinx, multi-racial, or allies educated on race, privilege, difference, and White Supremacy.  Participants will have the opportunity to build community, resource share, share MSU experiences and do goal setting. If you are interested in discussing societal issues that span sexuality, gender, and race as well as strategies for self-care, please consider joining us!
  • Queering Racial Justice Retreat
    • Queering Racial Justice is an annual retreat hosted by the GSCC. It is is an opportunity to discuss the deep connections between racial justice and LGBTQIA2S+ justice.
  • EmpowerU
    • EmpowerU, hosted by CAPS (MSU Counseling and Psychological Services) is a virtual space for LGBTQIA+ students of color to support and empower one another.
  • Pride POCC
    • Pride POCC (PRIDE People of Color Coalition) is an organization for LGBTQ Spartans of Color and their allies. The purpose of PRIDE POC is to provide a safe, inclusive space for LGBTQIA2S+ People of Color. We want to give people with this identity a space for them to get connected, build community and service those who need it.