Important events in the history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community at NC State.
Triangle Gay Alliance
The Technician reported on the founding of the Triangle Gay Alliance.
Letter to the Editor
The Technician printed a letter "to the Editor and student body at large" in which an unnamed student identified himself as gay but found it "frustrating and depressing."
Blue Jeans Day
Gay and lesbian students at NC State celebrated National Gay Blue Jeans Day. Signs in the Free Expression Tunnel advertising the event were defaced.
Gay and Lesbian Christian Alliance
GLCA became an approved student group at NC State.
NC State Gay Community
This group was also known as the State Gay Community and State Gay and Lesbian Community.
Gay Awareness Day
Gay Awareness Day was sponsored by the NC State Gay Community student group.
NCSU Gay Educational Committee
This student organization came into existence in 1981 and may have been active until 1984.
Threats in Free Expression Tunnel
Threats against members of the NC State Gay Community were painted in the Free Expression Tunnel.
AIDS Information Provided
The university began offering information about AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in a pre-recorded message on its teletips telephone information service.
Minority Affairs Bill
The Minority Affairs Committee was charged to represent the concerns of African-American, Native American, women, the disabled, and the gay and lesbian community on campus.
Lesbian and Gay Student Union
The Lesbian and Gay Student Union was a student group, not an office or building, and it was also known as the Lesbian/Gay Student Union. It came into existence in 1989 and was active until 1996. It may have been the first gay and lesbian student group to receive appropriations from Student Government.
Statement on Sexual Orientation
Chancellor Larry Monteith issued a statement that sexual orientation would not be relevant to educational and employment decisions.
World AIDS Day
The commemoration on the NC State campus included an information resource fair, a prayer service, a reading of names, a collection of food and toiletries donations, and other activities. Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt had been on display in Talley and Witherspoon student centers since Nov. 19 of that year.
Several student groups organized an anti-hate rally in Harris Field in response to recent rapes on campus, sexual harassment in classrooms, racist remarks from professors, and anti-gay messages in the Free Expression Tunnel.
The Lesbian & Gay Student Union held a rally on the Brickyard to protest Free Expression Tunnel graffiti telling people to wear shoes every day in support of violence again gay and lesbian people. The graffiti had been painted over announcements for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Awareness Week.
The Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Allies (BGLA) student organization was established. It may have replaced the Lesbian/Gay Student Union (LGSU).
Project Safe started to create a "safe, nonjudgmental campus climate" for anyone with questions about gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues.
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox issued a statement on "Supporting Diversity and Building the Campus Community through Tolerance of Difference." The statement included sexual orientation as one of several factors in making NC State a diverse student body.
Delta Lambda Phi
The NC State chapter of this fraternity was established in 2001.
Student Senate Resolution on Sexual Orientation
Student Senate passed a resolution requesting the university to add sexual orientation to the non-discrimination policy.
Campus Climate Survey
This was the first assessment of the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students at NC State.
Sexual Orientation was added to the university's Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.
Following a general campus-wide diversity survey, the University Diversity Committee formed a subcommittee to develop recommendations for improving the campus climate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff.
Changes to the Non-Discrimination Policy
The university's Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy stated that transexual individuals would be included in the prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex.
LGBT Center Town Hall
Student Government held a town hall style forum on the proposed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center. A panel of speakers, including some university administrators, fielded questions from a sometimes contentious audience.
A chapter of AEGIS (Accepting and Embracing Gender Identity and Sexuality) was established on campus.
GLBT Center Opened
The GLBT Center opened a new office and officially became a department under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, after years as a resource in within Campus Activities.
First Lavender Graduation
This has been an annual event since this time.
NC Pride Parade
Members from NC State's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Alliance (GLBTCA) attended the NC Pride Parade and Festival in Durham.
Rally supporting GLBT community
Held in the Brickyard, this rally was the first of what later was called the "Ally Rally."
Diversity Education Week
First organized by students in spring 2011, this has become an annual event to promote awareness and understanding of diverse cultures and foster intercultural understanding.
First Respect the Pack event
Originally held at the Free Expression Tunnel, this has become an annual event to promote diversity and inclusion on campus.
State Not Hate Rally
Following vandalism of the GLBT Center on Oct. 17, the provost issued a statement condemning this act, and a rally was held on the Brickyard to support the GLBT community.
Gender and Non-Discrimination Statement
The university's Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy first included gender identity and gender expression.
On Apr. 6 Student Senate passed a bill opposing HB2, the "bathroom" bill regulating access to public facilities, as discrimination against transgender individuals. Later in the month, protests on campus occurred outside bathrooms, and the GLBT Center compiled a list of gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus.