LGBTQ+ student organization at IUS hosts IU health series to help educate and raise awareness

Skyler Switzer, Staff Reporter

An Indiana University student group is leading weekly workshops to help advise members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. 

The workshops are hosted by Spectrum, IUS’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), in coordination with IU Bloomington’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center.

The series began Sept. 13 and continues through Dec. 8. There is one session each week at different times. All workshops are hosted online.

Upcoming workshops include sessions on intersectionality, gender expression and identity and personal stories of LGBT people.

Each session is accessed through a provided Zoom link. Some workshops have been hybrid, with the in-person portions held at the Oak Room in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. 

The main goal for the Spectrum Health Series is “to educate students that want to be educated and help them or others,” said Stephon Camp, co-advisor of Spectrum.

Past topics have included:

  • basics of gender identity and expression
  • being an effective ally
  • oppression and discrimination of LGTBQ+ community

The recordings for each session have been posted to the Training Workshops page on IU Bloomington’s website regarding LGBTQ+ Culture Center: .