LGBT to get new building

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Office unveiled plans for its new resource center Nov. 14 at the office’s second anniversary celebration.

Sam Scufos
Guardian

The new center will be in a more conspicuous location and will also have three times as much space as the current office.

LGBTRO Director Shaun Travers said the existing LGBTRO, located adjacent to the Bursar’s Office, has shortcomings that will be remedied with the move to the new facility, which will be near the Gilman Parking Structure.

“”Just by virtue of having more space, we will be able to serve more of the community,”” Travers said.

Plans for the new office include a kitchen, full library, outdoor deck and a reception area. Travers, the only full-time staff member at the office, hopes that the new center will be used for group events and that people will take advantage of the material available at the center dealing with gender and sexuality issues.

“”It bodes well for us to be a continued strong presence in the campus community and to be a valued part of diversity here at UCSD,”” Travers said. “”We are excited because this project will allow us to extend our offerings to the community.””

While the project was financed by funds allocated by the UCSD general campus fund, the LGBTRO does not have sufficient funds to furnish the new facility. The office is accepting contributions to help fund the project.

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