Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

LGBTQ+ Services

Coming Out

If you are in the coming out process, or if you are struggling with others' reactions to you, there are resources on and off campus to help.

Loyola's LGBTQ Services webpage offers a comprehensive list of services.

Resources

Counseling Center
150 Humanities Center
410-617-2273

In, Out and In Between Support Group
A group for LGBTQIA+ students that engages in discussion with others who share similar experiences and identities on topics that include religion, coming out, relationships, and family in a confidential and safe space
Contact Brandon Muncy at gbmuncy@loyola.edu for details.

Spectrum
LGBTQIA+ Club for students on Loyola’s campus

Campus Ministry
Cohn Hall 100
410-617-2222

IgnatianQ
A student-run and student-focused Ignatian LGBTQIA+ conference. Campus Ministry and the Counseling Center lead an annual delegation of 10+ students to attend the conference. The 2017-2018 academic year conference was hosted by Loyola University Maryland in February 2018.  The location for the 2019 conference has not been announced yet.
Contact Elise Gower at elgower@loyola.edu for details.

Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center
1111 N Charles Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
410-837-2050 ext. 1049

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore
2530 N Charles Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-777-8145

Trevor Project
Help Line: 866-488-7386

How to Be an Ally

Remember how much courage is involved in coming out. If someone you care about is struggling, help them find support. In addition to being a caring friend you can also be supportive by challenging any forms of discrimination or bias that are disrespectful and harmful to persons who identify as LGBTQIA+. When you adopt the attitude that any form of bias is unacceptable and are vocal about this attitude, even by objecting to degrading jokes or statements made by others, your advocacy will help to create a respectful and inviting campus climate for everyone.

To learn more about how to be an advocate on campus, participate in Loyola’s Safe Zone training, open to faculty, staff and students.