Dedicated to empowering LGBT students of color, BlkOut includes both support for those who want to connect with helpful others, and public advocacy for out members who want to work on all forms of racism and homophobia on campus.
When Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," he was explaining the way different expressions of prejudice tend to intersect. Students who live at the intersection of race and sexuality often find themselves battling more than one "ism" and the struggle can be difficult, to say the least.
Blkout is a registered student organization dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color and providing a place of safety and support. While the primary focus is on support for those who need it, some members who are out of the closet also advocate for a campus environment that is free of homophobia and racism.
Meetings are a mix of informal gatherings and (for those who choose to participate) larger campus events that bring attention to the experience of LGBT people of color.
To participate, contact the LGBT Center at email@example.com or call one of the group's advisors: Brian Buford (852-0696) or Dr. Kaila Story (852-8160). Or you can connect with the group on their Facebook page at this link: BlkOut on .