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Purpose:

Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of identifying persons supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. The Network provides a way for supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves.

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About the Symbol:

The Network symbol on the right was developed by Chrysty Laske, a Penn State undergraduate majoring in Graphic Design. The Network symbol is based on the rainbow flag, which has become a symbol representing acceptance of the diversity within our entire society, as well as the more specific lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Network Goal:

The goal of this program is to provide a more hospitable environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons by establishing an identifiable network of persons who can provide support, information, and a safe haven to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons within the University.

Network Objectives:

  1. To identify and mobilize a network of people empathetic and knowledgeable about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and concerns. To provide evidence of that support by displaying a sign as a visible symbol
  2. To reduce the fear of reprisal and discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons within the Penn State community

Who are the members of the Network?

Network members are:

How can I identify members of the Network?

Network members are given an identifying symbol as depicted in this web page. This symbol is displayed on stickers, buttons, and signs. A list of Network members may be obtained by calling 814.863.7696.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
and Ally Student Resource Center
101 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802
814.863.1248

Additional information on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Ally Student Resource Center is available.

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