Milner Library is committed to connecting the Illinois State University community with diverse, inclusive, and reliable resources—both inside and outside our walls. The purpose of this guide is to facilitate access to library resources about LGBTQIA2S+ topics and issues and connect our community with outside resources and organizations that provide support and foster awareness, engagement, and advocacy. Our goal is to empower learners to engage with LGBTQIA2S+ topics and issues regardless of their current level of knowledge and we welcome feedback in the form at the bottom of the right column of the page.
This guide includes:
The below is by no means a comprehensive list, but the LGBTQIA2S+ acronym is a great starting point for learning about sexual identities. Keep in mind that we use man to describe any person who identifies as a man and woman for any person who identifies as a woman.
Definitions provided by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Indian Health Service. See the HRC's glossary of additional terms you may see used to describe identities. Please keep in mind terminology is constantly evolving and this list is not all-encompassing.
Are you interested in connecting with someone about LGBTQIA2S+ topics, campus resources, or research? Reach out to our Campus Contacts! The folks listed below have volunteered to be a resource to our campus community and will be happy to have a conversation with you. The list below provides the contact info as well as the contact’s areas of expertise.
S. Gavin Weiser (ze/hir/hirs)
Educational Administration and Foundations
Co-chair, Queer Coalition
Willy Hunter (he/him/his)
Professor, Chemistry Education
Would you like to join the Campus Contact list? Please use the feedback form to express your interest, and we will follow up with you to get more information.
We appreciate your feedback! If you have any questions or comments, additional resources for us to share, or would like to be a Campus Contact, please fill out this anonymous form.
Illinois State University
Campus Box 8900
201 North School Street
Normal, Il 61790-8900
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