Many of us working on LGBTQ+ programs have found ourselves using precious time and energy creating "from-scratch" resources common to most campuses. In order to help newer programs getting started and existing programs improve, we adopted an open-content approach to soliciting, organizing and ultimately sharing the most commonly used documents and tools of our profession.
The LGBTQArchitect is currently supported by the UC Riverside LGBT Resource Center under the direction of Nancy Jean Tubbs. The site originated as a grass-roots project at The Pennsylvania State University. It is designed to share examples of day-to-day resources and information used by LGBTQ+ resource centers and programs around the country with the hope of improving our work collectively, as a national and international community of learners, advocates and educators.
Please contact Nancy Jean Tubbs with any questions regarding this site.
HISTORY: The project was funded by a grant from the Calamus Foundation. The Pennsylvania State University is the intellectual owner of the product, and the staff of the PSU Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity —Faina Bukher (Summer Graduate Intern), Christian Matheis (Assistant Director), and Monica Patterson (Graduate Assistant)—under the leadership of director Allison Subasic, provided the initial direction, resource collection and organization for the project. The Consortium of Higher Education LGBTQ Resource Professionals provided summer graduate interns to assist with the project. This website was developed by Too Fabulous For Words with assistance from Joshua Lenes, who also developed the initial CD-ROM version. In 2018, UC Riverside Summer Graduate Intern Amberose Nolan helped archive the contents of the site as part of a project to relaunch it.
MISSION: The LGBTQArchitect is a grass-roots, open-content project designed to provide immediately useable information and resources for creating and improving programs which support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) people on college and university campuses.
VISION: LGBTQArchitect serves students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members by providing relevant, high-quality and accessible resources for LGBTQ+ programs and services.
OPEN-CONTENT: LGBTQArchitect contains sample documents, presentations, digital publications and other media that is open for you to modify and adapt for your needs. As users of this content you are obligated to cite the original authors and source of the materials, but you are also strongly encouraged to modify them in new and creative ways and to share your modifications by contributing them back to LGBTQArchitect. See the Copyright & Usage page for more information about citing and using the materials provided on this site.