By Adolfo Blanco Jr
The Sexuality and Gender Alliance organization has become known to many as a welcoming and safe place for those that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or are an ally to the community. It should be known that all students, faculty, and staff of K-State are welcome to attend along with community members; with meetings on Tuesday every week at 6 P.M. located in the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center, Room 204. This organization is the longest running LGBTQ+ organization at K-State and has been formerly known by other names throughout the years. The group hosts a wide array of events from education presentations, community building social activities, and lots of involvement with campus life. In the past few meetings, introducing themselves to the new group of the year, President Julia Coverdale (they/them) and Vice President RJ Salmen (he/they) vowed to continue to advocate for the recruitment, retention, and professional advancement of sexuality and gender identity for minority faculty and staff. Reporter Adolfo Blanco for Wildcat 91.9 News recently spoke with RJ Salmen, Vice President of SAGA.
RJ concluded with hopes that in the coming meetings there will be more allies in the community, either in the closet or unaware of the organization’s presence. SAGA strives to maintain a cultural presence on the campus through developing community building. Julia Coverdale asks if anyone wishes to get involved, contact a member of the executive board on the site for additional information on attending meetings, other events, and to get added to the listserv for more updated and timely information.
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