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LGBTQ Coalition offers “Comfort Through Involvement”
February 7, 2018

LGBTQ Coalition offers “Comfort Through Involvement”

LGBTQ Coalition offers “Comfort Through Involvement”

President Cynthia Teniente-Matson speaks during a National Coming Out week event hosted by the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Coalition in October 2017. Photo courtesy of TAMUSA Flickr.

The LGBTQ Coalition at Texas A&M University-San Antonio will hold its officer meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, from 5 – 7 p.m. in Modular Building 101A (located behind Central Academic Building) and all students are invited.

The meeting will focus on electing new officer members, how LGBTQ life is on campus, as well as events happening and the impact the LGBTQ has on the community of A&M- San Antonio.

The mission of the coalition is to provide a safe space through acceptance and education for students of all identity, not just those who identify as LGBTQ.

Kenny Martin Ramon, public relations manager for the Coalition, said “ You don’t have to be gay to say hey.”

The organization is run by eight officers, with the risk management officer position currently open. A possible election and induction for the position will be discussed at the meeting, which will cover the topic of “Comfort Through Involvement.”

“We will be hitting on important issues to help troubled teens who feel isolated due to their identity.” Ramon said.

Ramon also said members and guests will be informed of the history of their advocates and obstacles their community has overcome, which they hope will change the disconnect students might feel. The topic of partnering with other organizations outside of campus will be brought up as well.

The Coalition has been contacted by the Thrive Youth Center of San Antonio, whose mission is to provide a safe and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ members. Ways to volunteer and get involved with the Youth Center will be discussed, as well their possible involvement with PRIDE San Antonio -an event that raises awareness and celebrates the LGBTQ community.

Students interested in advocating, getting involved,or learning more about the Coalition are encouraged to attend. More information can be found under events on Jagsync.

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