Outreach is Centenary’s LGBTQIA organization. LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex. Our organization is all-inclusive. We accept and welcome everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual preferences, or any other orientation/identity.
Our goal is to provide a safe and open environment for students to discuss topics surrounding sex and gender, as well as human rights and women’s rights.
Outreach strives to educate the Centenary community in order to overcome the stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQIA community, as well as overcome ignorance about the LGBTQIA community.
For the year of 2012, Outreach is implementing a focus on sustainability and being a sustainable campus organization. We plan to adhere to challenges set by the Centenary GreenHouse in order to act more sustainably and also encourage other student groups to act sustainably.
Outreach was founded in October of 1998 by Jeremiah Stevens in response to the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming. Matthew Shepard was a student at the University of Wyoming who was tortured and murdered because he was gay.
Outreach members participate in events such as National Coming Out Day, Safe Sex Week, and Day of Silence. In addition, Outreach has made numerous donations in the past years to the Philadelphia Center for World Aids Day. The Philadelphia Center provides support services for people with AIDS and HIV.