LGBTQ Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, fluid, and questioning students face many pressures that their heterosexual and cisgender peers do not experience on college campuses.  Many common issues include, but are not restricted to:

  • Coming out
  • Internalized heterosexism and cisgenderism
  • Confronting and managing discrimination and oppression
  • Exploration of and/or questioning sexual or gender identity
  • Navigating relationships with family, friends, roommates
  • Integrating self within larger LGBTQ community
  • Creating and maintain healthy relationships
  • Integrating one’s sexual/gender identity into an overall identity

We recognize that seeking support and assistance can be difficult at times, particularly as many students experience concerns about the supportive nature of those resources.  There are support resources available at UNC Charlotte and in the greater Charlotte community for our LGBTQ students and many are listed below. 

The Center for Wellness Promotion partners heavily with the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), which is an additional aspect of our campus support system that aspires to create a safe, affirming, accepting and welcoming environment that embraces all aspects of human diversity, including sexual and gender identity.  CAPS strives for social justice through increasing awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination and its staff counselors are Safe Zone trained and includes a number of therapists with specialized experience in working with the individuals in the LGBTQ community.  Of particular note is CAPS' weekly structured LGBTQ discussion group titled "True Selves." Please contact CAPS at 704-687-0311 for more information abou this group (including meeting days/times) or for other information about their programs and services.

Campus Resources

Community Resources

National Organizations and Resources

Scholarship Information