Who We Are
The purpose of UNL’s Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is to ensure a university environment that empowers LGBTQA+ people.
Statement for Inclusive Excellence:
The Committee on GLBT Concerns would like to express our continued commitment to equality, safety, and respect for all people. We encourage anyone who needs support or feels threatened to utilize resources on campus and in the community. You can find some resources on the LGBTQA+ Resource Center web pages. There are links and information about how to get involved and to find resources below.
Early Sunday morning on June 12th, 2016, a lone gunman targeted the LGBT community at The Pulse in Orlando FL, killing 49 people and injuring many more. This tragedy created a national conversation on the reality of the broad spectrum of bias, marginalization, harassment, discrimination and violence impacting our community. It has also highlighted the amount of caring and support our community has and continues to receive. We thank all of those who gathered in person and in spirit to acknowledge the impact of this event and to provide support for inclusion, acceptance, equality and safety for our community and our world.
We encourage everyone to consider the ways they can be involved and take action to help create a safe, welcoming, peaceful and more socially just community at UNL and beyond.
We express our support for and commitment to social justice and empowerment for all underserved and underrepresented, or marginalized individuals and groups. Multiple and intersecting identities are important to recognize, and it should be noted that the mass shooting took place on Latinx night at The Pulse.
What impacts one of us, impacts us all.
What We Do
- Collaborate with UNL administration, academic departments, and Student Affairs to establish policies, programs and services that meet the needs of GLBT members of the UNL community.
- Advocate for equitable University policies that have included employee + 1 (domestic partner benefits) and the integration of GLBT issues into the curriculum, use of preferred pronouns and names; and use of optional identity demographic questions
- Serve as a source of support, networking and resources for LGBTQA and Ally faculty, staff and students and the LGBTQA+ Resource Center.
- Meet with the Chancellor annually.
To be added to the Committee on GLBT Concerns listserv, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other listservs you may be interested in subscribing to are ALLY and LGBTQNews.
The Ally listserv is a low-volume list that has information specifically of interest to allies and advocates.
LGBTQNews is a high-volume list where campus and community activities, information, articles of interest are posted. Email email@example.com for information or to request to be subscribed.
For additional information or resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this email is not monitored 24/7. In an emergency, please call 911.
For more information about bias visit http://bias.unl.edu
If you experience or witness bias, sexual misconduct, workplace issues, or acts of kindness, use the TIPS button on the bottom of UNL web pages. You can also access the TIPS report form from the bias pages.
We are now on Facebook!
Our meetings for Spring 2017 will be at 3:30 pm in the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, 346 Nebraska Union on the following days:
- January 19th
- February 23rd
- March 2nd (meeting with the Chancellor)
- March 16th
- April 13th
- May 18th
We hope you can join us! Please contact Pat, email@example.com, or Kara Brant, firstname.lastname@example.org,
for more information.
Summer and Fall 2017 Meetings: TBD.
Location: We usually meet on the 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month in the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, 346 Nebraska Union (3rd floor, SE corner) unless otherwise posted.
Our usual meeting time: 3rd Thursday of the month @ 3:30 pm, 346 Nebraska Union.