LGBT Discussion Group
The LGBT Discussion Group usually meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The group provides an opportunity for support and friendship with others sensitive to the experience of living in a society which, in large part, continues to treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals as second-class citizens. This is a discussion groupnot a therapy or support groupand topics, while generally of particular interest to the LGBT community, may range from the personal to the political to the scientific (this is, after all, Caltech!). The emphasis of the group is on establishing and maintaining community, and is open to any Caltech student, faculty or staff, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who can offer an affirmative presence for LGBT issues. Of course, if anyone has a particular personal issue that they would like to discuss, the group is there for support.
Attendance implies acknowledgement of the policy that the names of participants and the personal issues discussed are maintained in strict confidence. We also askespecially as a group for LGBT folksthat all participants are respectful of the diversity among group members in terms of perspective, personal experience and choices about how we each live our lives.