Members of the LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Forum
Members of the LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Forum
LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Forum

» LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Forum

The LGBTQ Staff & Faculty Forum started in Fall 2017 and was developed by staff and faculty members who embrace, celebrate, and support the LGBTQ communities on campus through outreach activities and events.

Mission Statement

The mission of the LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Forum is to build intentional community grounded in our collective liberation; to hold our institution accountable for its commitment to cultivating a welcoming campus environment for all; and to provide support to LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty by combating cisnormativity and heteronormativity throughout our campus and in the broader OC community.


The Bylaws of the Chapman University LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Forum (also known as QSFF) were adopted on December 10, 2021.

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  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Chapman LGBTQ in the News
  • Forum Minutes
  • LGBTQ Forum Meetings

    October 04, 2023 | 3:00-4:00PM | CCC Respect Room 
    November 01, 2023 | 3:00-4:00PM | CCC Respect Room 
    December 06, 2023 | 3:00-4:00PM | CCC Respect Room 

    Rinker campus location: Rinker Room 158 in the Study Commons (tentative)

    Join remote through Zoom.
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    LGBTQ Forum Events/Collaborations

    April 21, 2023 | (Student) A Starry Night: Queer Prom | 6:00-10:00PM | AF 119
    September 29, 2023 | Fall Social | 5:15-8:00PM
    October 27, 2023 | (Student) Queer Halloween Dance Party | 6:00-10:00PM | CCC 
    November 8, 2023 | Thanksgiving Social | 4:30-6:30PM | Athenaeum
    November 16, 2023 | (Student) Queer Fall Feast | 4:00-7:00PM | AF 3rd Floor Patio
    December 7, 2023 | Winter Social | 5:30-9:00PM 

    Join the listserv to recieve detailed staff & faculty social information!

    2023-2024 LGBTQ Community Dates 

    September 18 | National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day
    September 23 | Celebrate Bisexuality Day
    September 27 | National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    OCTOBER | LGBTQ History Month
    October 08 | International Lesbian Day
    October 11 | National Coming Out Day
    October 15 | National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    October 18 | International Pronouns Day
    October 19 | National LGBT Center Awareness Day
    October 26 | Intersex Awareness Day
    October 29 | Asexual Awareness Week 

    November 05 | Transgender Parent Day
    November 13 | Transgender Awareness Week
    November 20 | Transgender Day of Remembrance

    December 01 | World AIDS Day
    December 08 | Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
    December 14 | HIV Cure Research Day

  • What is Pride?

    Throughout the month of June, LGBTQ+ Pride is commemorated in a myriad of ways. Most notable are the well-attended festivals and marches that draw together members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies in celebration. People come to these celebrations “loud and proud,” often wearing colorful, self-expressive clothing and waving flags while reveling in the power and freedom of authenticity.

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    Barnard Awarded 2021 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award

    Dr. Ian Barnard (Department of English, Chapman University), has won the 2021 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award for, Sex Panic Rhetorics, Queer Interventions. The CCCC is an association within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

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    Honoring LGBTQIA+ Artists in the Escalette Collection

    To celebrate Chapman University’s LGBTQIA+ History Month, the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art would like to highlight some of the amazing artists in our collection who are a part of or contribute to the LGBTQIA+ communities. Their works shine a light on LGBTQIA+ experiences and invite the viewer to critically consider gender norms and social expectations of sexuality.

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    Students celebrate LGBTQIA+ community at Pride Month kickoff

    The Student Union in Argyros Forum was decked with lights, streamers and rainbow flags on Oct. 1. As the heels of drag performers clicked and clacked onstage, campus a cappella group Queercappella performed hits by LGBTQIA+ artists at the Cross-Cultural Center’s Pride Month kickoff.

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    Chapman University Recognized Nationally for TCamp Intercampus Retreat for Transgender & Gender Questioning College Students

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    Can Students’ Acts of Solidarity Help Schools Beat Bullying? Chapman Researcher Says Yes

    “It’s a huge issue in the LGBTQ community, among other communities,” says De Pedro, who uses data from the California Healthy Kids Survey to measure the impact of bullying on LGBTQ students in schools. “It’s definitely a way of generating awareness.” 

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Contact Us

Jonathan Charres, President
Assistant Director of Diversity & Outreach
Undergraduate Financial Aid

David Carson, Vice President
Health Sciences Librarian
Leatherby Libraries

Dominic Trinh, Community Liaison
Executive Assistant to Dean
Attallah College of Educational Studies

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