Faculty and staff in the Department of History express their solidarity with University of Louisville’s LGBTQIA+ community.
Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students, Staff, and Faculty
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Information for students interested in LGBTQ coursework.
Students interested in LGBT coursework have several options to enhance their studies.
LGBT Studies Minor
The Department of Women's and Gender Studies is home to a newly-created LGBT Studies Minor. For course requirements, or to learn more, visit their webpage at https://catalog.louisville.edu/undergraduate/minors/lgbtq-minor/
Additionally, students have the opportunity to complete a certificate in LGBTQ Health Studies. More information about this program at https://catalog.louisville.edu/undergraduate/certificates/lgbtq-health-studies-cet/
The Audre Lorde Endowed Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
College of Arts and Sciences
Established January 2005 by Carla F. Wallace.
The chair is jointly based in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Pan African Studies, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. The teaching and research emphasis of the chair is the intersection of race, gender, class and sexualities across national boundaries.
Visit the website at http://louisville.edu/bucksforbrains/descriptions/lorde
Guide to Finding LGBT Resources in the Library
Users will find information about LGBT organizations on & off campus, LGBT videos in the library, primary source documents, how to browse for books on the topic, and more. For more information visit http://louisville.libguides.com/lgbt_studies
LGBT Film Collection, Ekstrom Library
Documentaries and films selected by the LGBT Center available for loan to library patrons.
For more information visit http://louisville.libguides.com/content.php?pid=111043&sid=836807
The Williams-Nichols Archive
One of the largest LGBT collections in the country, the Williams-Nichols Archive contains over 3500 books, 3000 issues of journals and periodicals, nearly 25 linear feet of manuscripts, hundreds of video and audio tapes, and nearly 1500 items of memorabilia and ephemera. A gift to the university from longtime community activist David Williams.
For more information visit http://special.library.louisville.edu/display-collection.asp?ID=884
Resource Collection, The LGBT Center
Stop by the Cultural and Equity Centers to find a wide variety of reading and viewing materials related to LGBTQ topics.
120 E. Brandeis Avenue, 1st floor.
Campus Health Services
LGBT-inclusive health and wellness services, primary care needs, sexual health care, and psychiatric care, including health promotion programs and initiatives designed with LGBT students in mind.
Belknap: Located at Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave., Suite 110
HSC: Located in the HCOC
401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 110
Free, confidential counseling and support for students.
Human Resources Department
Information and resources about benefits, policies, and services for LGBT employees.
Support for victims of violence and education about healthy relationships (including LGBT).
Kentuckiana Transgender Support Network
The Kentuckiana Transgender Support Group page is a private group where we can discuss topics that we may not want others outside the group to know about. This group is a safe place. If something is on your mind or you are dealing with something that you need to get off your mind, this will be the place for us to do it.
Louisville Trans Man
A peer-led support group for transmen, FTM, transmasculine, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and questioning folks whose gender expression is masculine of center. For more information visit the website or contact organizers directly by emailing email@example.com
Louisville's chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Visit them online at www.pflaglouisville.org for more information.
The Louisville Youth Group
Support and social group for LGBT youth 14-20 yrs. Weekly meetings every Friday at 8pm.
Visit them online at www.louisvilleyouthgroup.com for more information.
The Fairness Campaign
The Fairness Campaign (FC) is a grassroots organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality within a broad social justice vision.
Visit them online at www.fairness.org for more information.
Voices of Kentuckiana
A voluntary, not-for-profit chorus whose membership includes LGBT and ally voices.
Visit their website at www.voicesky.org for more information.
Louisville's premier LGBT theatre company, Pandora Productions seeks to showcase theatrical performances that reflect the LGBT experience.
Visit them at www.pandoraprods.org for more information.
For Faculty & Staff:
Insurance, Benefits, and Leave Policies
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Benefits
The university allows eligible employees to cover one “qualifying adult” on their health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
Qualifying Adult- A Qualified Adult is an individual in a domestic partnership with an Employee or Former Employee. For this purpose, an individual will be considered to be in a “domestic partnership” with an Employee or Former Employee if the following conditions are satisfied: Such individual is the Employee’s/Former Employee’s sole domestic partner and intend to remain so indefinitely; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee maintain a common residence and intend to continue to maintain such common residence, or do not currently maintain a common residence due to an international employment assignment or other employment-related, financial, or similar obstacle; Such individual is at least 18 years of age and mentally competent to consent to a contract; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee share responsibility for a significant measure of each other’s financial obligations; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee are not married or joined in a civil union to anyone else; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee are not a domestic partner of anyone else; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee are not related in a way that would prohibit legal marriage in the U.S. jurisdiction in which the partnership was formed; Such individual and the Employee/Former Employee provide documentation demonstrating fulfillment of these requirements, and certify that they understand that willful falsification of the documentation required to establish that an individual is in a domestic partnership may lead to disciplinary action and the recovery of the cost of benefits received related to such falsification. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an individual shall not be treated as a Qualified Adult for purposes of a Component Program unless any and all documentation of the relationship required by the Administrator or Insurer is filed with the Administrator by the Employee or Former Employee, as applicable,
For more, visit Human Resources at http://louisville.edu/hr/policies/definitions
The university's definition of "immediate family" includes qualified adults and allows employees to apply the definition to their use of sick, bereavement, parental, and family and medical leave.
For more, visit Human Resources at http://louisville.edu/hr/policies/definitions
Title IX and ADA Coordinator's Office
Title IX prohibits schools, colleges and universities that receive federal funds from discriminating based on sex—whether in the form of different treatment, or hostile educational environment created by sexual harassment or assault. The Title IX Coordinator oversees all aspects of UofL’s compliance with Title IX, including policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct and other forms of sex discrimination, coordinating the training of students, faculty and staff, and ensuring that assault survivors have access to appropriate resources and support.
The ADA and its companion statute, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibit public schools, colleges and universities from engaging in discrimination based on disability. The ADA Coordinator oversees all aspects of UofL’s ADA compliance, including but not limited to the provision of disability-related accommodations for students and employees, and accessibility of UofL’s campuses, programs, activities and communications.
To learn more about Title IX and ADA resources on our campus, and to contact our Title IX coordinators, visit http://louisville.edu/titleix
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and its employment nondiscrimination policy includes sexual orientation and gender identity and gender expression.
To read the nondiscrimination policy in its entirety, visit the Human Resources Department website
-Kentucky Health Justice Network builds the power of Kentuckians to achieve reproductive justice. We support this mission through direct support, education, and outreach.
PO Box 4761
-Helping to end LGBTQ+ Homelessness
417 East Broadway
120 East Brandeis Ave.
325 West Main St., Suite 2210
PO Box 5002
2263 Frankfort Ave