New student Group, QSSA, holds Coming Out celebration

On Friday, May 1st, the Queer & Straight Student Alliance (QSSA) held an official Coming Out celebration at Morgridge, with lots of student support, food, and games.

QSSA is a new student organization established by students for students. The organization has a primary audience of students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, and/or Ally (LGBTIQA), but also welcomes all students from the Morgridge College of Education and other DU graduate programs. The student group was initially formed during the 2013-2014 academic year, when then-students Jenna Brownfield, Counseling Psychology graduate, and Nick Ota-Wang, Higher Education graduate, and current Higher Education student Sarah Blizzard, identified the need for a student group within the Morgridge College of Education.

The purpose of QSSA is to help create a space for LGBTIQA identified students to meet and connect within the college and have an avenue for dialogue. If you’re interested in attending a QSSA meeting, they will continue to be held every two weeks during the remainder of the Spring Quarter. To learn more about QSSA visit their Facebook page and join the QSSA Facebook group. If you’d like to be in the know about the happenings of QSSA and other LGBITQA student organizations at DU, subscribe to their listserv. QSSA can also be reached via email at mceqssa@gmail.com.

QSSA will soon be recruiting for leadership positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you would like to learn more send QSSA an email.

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