News and Notes

The LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Caucus is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all LGBTQ+ members of the LSU community.

We are one of several faculty/staff caucuses on campus who support and represent LSU employees. We are proud to work alongside the Black Faculty/Staff Caucus, the Latinx Faculty/Staff Caucus, and the Disability Faculty/Staff Caucus. 

Here are some of the latest news and notes about us.

Summer 2020

May 2020 saw the successful election of a new Executive Committee. Welcome to our 2020-2021 leadership team: Bill Mattera (President), S.L. Ziegler (VP), Sam Baldridge (Secretary), Laurie Braden (Treasurer), and Alexandra Chiassen (Grad Student Rep). To learn more about the team, see our About page. 


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As we wrapped up the spring semester, Caucus members met over zoom in May 2020 for the last meeting of the academic year.

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Several Caucus members participated in the 
LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion virtual town hall 
Voices of the Unheard: Creating Supportive Queer Spaces 
on June 29, 2020.

Included in the topics discussed by the panelists: creating safe and affirming living and learning environments for LGBTQ+ students, current and needed resources for LGBTQ+ students on campus, the necessity of intersectional frameworks for identifying the needs of the LGBTQ+ community on campus, and how to expand our connections to off-campus LGBTQ+ community organizations. 



Our Partners On Campus

We are proud to work in collaboration with our friends and partners on campus to make LSU a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
Other groups, units, and departments who we proudly work alongside include: 

LSU Student Health Center

LSU Libraries

LSU University Recreation

LSU Women's Center

LSU Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center

LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs LGBTQ+ Project 



Chris Barrett and Michael Bibler at Rainbeaux Rush

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