Faculty and Staff Mentors
Want to speak to a member of DSU’s LGBTQ community? Do you have questions about your orientation or gender identity that you’d like a mentor to answer? Do you need advice on how to be an ally to a friend or family member? Our mentors are happy to help. Use the email form below or come into the Resource Center office if you’d like to speak in person. If you are interested in becoming one of DSU’s mentors reach out to the Resource Center Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I grew up in a very rural part of West Virginia so I understand what it’s like to be the only openly LGBTQ+ person in a small community. I came out to my family and friends at 17 years old while in high school and haven’t looked back since. Yes, we all go through our own unique challenges with coming out but I can attest that yes it does get better… much better! My partner Lisa and I are proud to be visible members of the LGBTQ+ community and I’m always here to help others. Do not hesitate to contact me or stop by the office.
I am transgender, and I led a closeted, unhappy life until a few years ago. My coming out was quite public, so I understand how scary the world appears to be for those who are coming out, or contemplating it. My advice for you is to be yourself. I was never happy until I let myself be the real me. If you are struggling with gender identity issues, or any aspect of coming out, I am here to help.
Have Questions? Need Help?
Our mentors are here to help you. Use the form below to contact our mentors.