Members of the LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum
Members of the LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum
LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum

» LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum

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

Mission Statement

The group is open to any staff and faculty members who wish to join together to:
  • Build community together as a group
  • Serve the campus in meaningful ways
  • Support LGBTQIA+ student communities

 For any questions or to be added to our listserv, please email

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Forum Minutes
  • Chapman LGBTQIA+ in the News
  • LGBTQIA+ Forum Meetings

    Summer meeting dates will be posted soon!

    Upcoming Pride Events and Events of Interest

    June 24 at 6 p.m.
    Solidarity in Pride with Equality California
    Join on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

    June 25 from 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EDT)
    NYC Pride: Human Rights Conference (Free)
    For more information, visit the reservation page on Eventbrite.

    For more NYC Pride events, visit their official site.

    June 25 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. (PST)
    San Diego Pride Presents: Intersectionality and Justice: A Discussion
    For more information, visit the official page.

    June 26 from 1 - 3 p.m. (EDT)
    Stonewall Day Live Event
    For information about scheduled guest appearances, visit the official Instagram site.
    The live program can be viewed on Facebook and YouTube.

    June 27, streaming all day
    Global Pride Celebration
    Watch the Global Pride Celebration on their offical site.

    For more pride events, check TNW's Guide to Virtual Pride Events 2020.

    Please consider donating to GoFundMe for a College of Educational Studies doctoral student whose family has greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

  • 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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Make a Donation!

Donate to the LGBTQIA+ Forum and help our community grow!

Visit our secure site to make your donation.

Important Community Dates

March 31
International Transgender Day of Visibility

May 17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 22
Harvey Milk Day

Pride Month! 

June 28
Stonewall Riots Anniversary

Contact Us

Jonathan Charres, Chair
Academic Program Specialist
Office of the University Registrar

Chris Graycen, Treasurer
Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs
Office of the Provost

Jessica MyLymuk, Web Manager
Assistant Director
Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education