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LGBTQ+ Faculty Affinity Group FIG

Are you an LGBTQ+ identifying faculty member looking for community at ACC? This Queer Faculty Affinity Group will provide opportunities for LGBTQ+ ACC faculty to come together around their shared queer identities. Affinity groups provide an affirming and brave space for individuals to discuss their needs, challenges, and successes as queer-identifying faculty members of the ACC community.

Tentative topics include:

    • Navigating transphobia and homophobia in the classroom, towards you, towards the community at large, and towards students
    • Being queer in the classroom, in Texas, and at ACC
    • Strategies to make our classrooms a more affirming, welcoming place for queer students
    • Other unique issues we, as instructors, face and how to navigate them
    • Peer mentorship and support
    • Potential areas of improvement for ACC policy and support
    • Queer pedagogical techniques and texts (potential book and media discussions)

Meeting Details

Topic 1: Build community, establish group expectations, and discuss needs
Date & Time: Friday, April 28th – 10am-noon
In-Person: ACC Highland Campus (HLC) Room TBD

Topic 2: Discuss challenges
Date & Time: Friday, May 19th – 10am-noon
Location: TBD by group

Topic 3: Discuss successes
Date & Time: Friday, June 23rd – 10am-noon
Location: TBD by group

Topic 4: What’s next?
Date & Time: Friday, July 21st – 10am-noon
Location: TBD by group

Application Closed


For more information, please contact Chelsea Biggerstaff ( or Grant King (