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Our History

The summer of 1992 was pivotal for the advancement of the LGBTQ+ community, nationally and locally. As national attacks against gay and lesbian rights flared across the country, a Presidential Task Force on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Concerns was appointed. During this time, Metropolitan State University’s Provost Council, a division of MSU Denver’s Student Affairs, and staff members from the Office of Admissions participated in an educational seminar on issues facing LGBTQ students. From which MSU Denver began to require student clubs to sign a non-discrimination policy, which included sexual orientation, in order to be officially recognized by the college. Although the college supported the non-discrimination policy, ROTC and religious organizations were exempted from signing the policy. At that point, ALAGA organized a rally and presented former MSU Denver president, Dr. Thomas B. Brewer, with a list of demands, including a task force to review campus climate issues for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty. Dr. Brewer appointed and charged the task force in the summer of 1992 and into the fall. The number one recommendation of the task force was the creation of an office to serve the needs of LGBTQ students. Shortly after the recommendations, the Student Affairs Board funded a temporary half-time position for a Coordinator of GLB Student Services.


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