Our Timeline


  • Aby Parsons serves as the inaugural director, and the LGBTQIA Resource Center opens as a single office on April 1.
  • Safe Space workshop launches for Georgia Tech faculty and staff and recruits seven new facilitators in Fall 2014.


  • The Center takes over the organization of Lavender Graduation, initially coordinated in 2014 by Dean Stephanie Ray, alums, and Pride Alliance executive members.
  • Greek Allies workshop launches in collaboration with the Office of Greek Affairs.
  • Q Chats, a bi-weekly student discussion group series, launches.
  • The first-ever major needs assessment for Georgia Tech’s LGBTQIA community is conducted.
  • The first transgender student social, T+, launches.


  • LGBTQIA Resource Center Guiding Principles develops and launches.
  • Trans 101 workshop develops and launches.
  • Continued development of campus-wide Chosen Name policy with OIT.
  • Housing and Residence Life develops the Gender-Inclusive Housing Policy.
  • The LGBTQIA Resource Center website launches.


  • GTPD conducts trainings on working with the transgender community.
  • A Path Forward Together is created and recommendations are sought to address student mental health, campus culture, and LGBTQIA community support.  


  • Camilla Brewer is hired as the second full-time professional staff for the LGBTQIA Resource Center and inaugural Program Coordinator.
  • The Center received the 2018 Gift to Tech from Student Alumni Association, receiving $35,650 for Center expansion and new programs.
  • LGBTQIA Resource Center moves to its expanded location in the Smithgall (Flag) Building, Suite 140.
  • Level Up allyship training program launches.
  • Student community building program Queer Coffeehouse launches.


  • The first full team of undergraduate student assistants is hired.
  • A vigil and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Scout Schultz memorial bench located near the Van Leer building, was held.


  • Tegra Myanna is hired as the second director of the LGBTQIA Resource Center.
  • Georgia Tech updates the Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, and Anti-Harassment Policy to include gender expression.


  • The Progress Pride staircase was designed and revealed to the Georgia Tech community near the Klaus Advanced Computing building.
  • GT Lavender Alumni is reestablished as an affinity group for LGBTQIA and allied alum.
  • The Center joins the Division of Student Engagement and Well-Being.


  • The LGBTQIA Resource Center, GT Lavender Alumni Group, and Pride Alliance establishes the Emergency Fund.
  • William Britto is hired as the third full-time professional staff for the LGBTQIA Resource Center as Program Coordinator.
  • The first collaborative Pride Prom is hosted with Georgia State's Multicultural Center
  • Ramblin' Royalty, the gender-inclusive alternative to Mr. and Ms. Georgia Tech is announced.
  • The LGBTQIA Resource Center is awarded the Diversity Champion Award by Institute, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


  • "Q Chats" expands to include asexual and aromantic communities.
  • Institution-wide Campus Climate data contains data and demographics specific to LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff.
  • LGBTQIA Resource Center is awarded the "Spirit of Tech" Award by the Institution
  • William Britto is hired as the inaugural Assistant Director of the center.
  • "Ramblin Royalty" student honorees are celebrated at Homecoming.
  • The Center joins the Division of Arts, Belonging, and Community.

Support Our Work

The Resource Center needs your support to expand our efforts to address our community's health and well-being, leadership, and career development needs. Targeted prevention, voice and transition, and group counseling programming are priorities. Career and leadership initiatives that provide students with role models and mentors are also key to facilitating their success.

Now more than ever, a demonstration of the strength of and support of LGBTQIA people is needed. Join the LGBTQIA Resource Center in showcasing our collective power by engaging in our 10-year anniversary celebration and by making a gift to the Center.  Your gift will impact the services and programs offered at the Center and will celebrate 10 years of the LGBTQIA Center on Georgia Tech’s campus. When making a gift on the special purpose form, input the "special purpose” field with the LGBTQIA Resource Center – 10 Year.  

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Bowling with Pride

Thursday, February 22 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Tech Rec

  • Join us for a night of bowling with pride! This event serves as a social gathering for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Come bowl at Tech Rec and enjoy a night of fun and pride!. Don’t wait, rsvp now,as space is limited.

Representation Restricted: Book banning and the censorship of race, gender, and sexuality

Thursday, March 5 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Scholars Event Network, Georgia Tech Library-Price Gilbert room 1280

  • The past year marked an all-time high for book banning with concerns about individual titles increasing from 2022 by 20%. Join our panelists as they explore book banning's connections to freedom of speech and intellectual freedom and highlight the impact of this movement on communities most impacted by the censorship of books written with race, gender, and/or sexuality themes or by LGBTQIA+ authors or authors of color.

Lavender Celebration

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Midtown Ballroom, Exhibition Hall

  • Every year, all members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to honor our LGBTQIA and ally graduates and community members recognized for their significant contributions to LGBTQIA community at Tech during our annual Lavender Celebration. This year, we will feature unique programming and we honor and celebrate the Resource Center’s 10-year anniversary.

“Alice Junior,” Global Media Festival

Friday, March 29 | 5 – 9 p.m. | Cypress Theatre, John Lewis Student Center 

  • Embrace the power of diverse storytelling and inclusive narratives at the upcoming Global Media Festival! Join the LGBTQIA Resource Center and Literature, Media, and Communications as we celebrate the profound impact of media on the LGBTQIA community.  "Alice Junior" is a coming-of-age comedy that fearlessly explores identity, acceptance, and the power of self-expression. Follow the journey of Alice, a charismatic transgender teenager who navigates the challenges of adolescence with unwavering to courage and a passion for her art. Set against the backdrop of a small Brazilian town, the film beautifully captures the essence of resilience and the universal quest for authenticity. 

Center Day

Monday, April 1 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | LGBTQIA Resource Center

  • Help us close out our 10-year anniversary celebration! Get ready for a day of celebration, connection, and community building at the LGBTQIA Resource Center's "Center Day." Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member, everyone is welcome to swing by and experience the vibrant and inclusive atmosphere that has become a defining feature of the Resource Center. 


Watch this video that highlights and celebrates the ten years of the LGBTQIA Resource Center. Hear from past and present staff and students who share how their experiences at the LGBTQIA Resource Center impacted their lives.