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About the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

Chairs in the GSRC Lounge

Macalester strives to provide a campus environment in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, asexual and queer students, staff, faculty, and alumni have equity in every respect. The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center is hosted by the Department of Multicultural Life as part of our mission to integrate and affirm the peoples, discourses, thoughts, and experiences of marginalized people into the fabric of the Macalester community.

GSRC Mission

The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is a student-powered, exploratory space initiated by student organizations and supported by the Department of Multicultural Life and Campus Programs.

In creating the GSRC, we aim to create a stronger culture of resistance against all forms of oppression by making resources more accessible and by bringing people together through empowering, transformative, and revolutionary meetings, discussions, and events.

We want to pursue being inclusive while recognizing that for the space to feel safe and fulfill its purpose, the space cannot be open to everyone at all times.

We oppose all forms of oppression, domination, and exploitation, including sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, and colonialism, among others.

We operate along the principle of ‘from each according to their passions and abilities, to each according to their needs and desires.


  • Lavender Reception: celebrates queer and trans communities at Mac and serves as an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students to learn about resources and support networks on and off campus.
  • Qmmunity Connections: a space that fosters intentional connection and education around LGBTQIA+ history from the past and present as we look toward crafting a more inclusive queer future.
  • GSRC Tea Time: every Friday during the academic year, 4:30-5:30 pm, GSRC (Kagin 018)
  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month: an annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ community in April
  • Lavender Graduation: an annual ceremony for LGBTQIA+ identified graduates to be recognized and celebrated.

Interested in getting connected to LGBTQ+ community or resources at Mac? See below for a list of student organizations, identity collectives, and on-campus resources.

Contact Information

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
Kagin Commons, Rom. 018 (lower level)