Queer Student Leadership Council

What is QSLC?

Hi, welcome to QSLC! Our mission is to establish community and increase visibility between students and LGBTQ+ friendly organizations at GMU. QSLC is advised and funded by the LGBTQ+ Resources Center, and we function as a direct link between students and the Center, as well as the wider campus community. We also collaborate with university offices, RSOs, and other campus based organizations to connect LGBTQ+ students with resources to better their time here at Mason. See below to learn more about who we are and what we do!

QSLC Executive Board:

Chair- Fe Miranda

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Fe is the Chair of the Queer Student Leadership Council. Their role includes working with the E-Board to move organization forward on events, initiatives, and any other business

They are currently an undergraduate student majoring in Choral Music Education and minoring in Arts Management. They work at Trader Joe’s and at Mason’s Center for the Arts as a ticket seller, usher, and setup coordinator. They are also involved in the Mason Players as a stage manager. Some other organizations they have been and are involved in include, the Musicians of Color Society, Pride Alliance, Queer and Trans People of Color, and the American Choral Directors Association.

Fe’s hobbies include crafts like crochet, embroidery, and jewelry making, as well as making music, and building legos!

Vice Chair- Vacant

This position is perfect for new members! Some of this person's tasks will include taking minutes at E-Board meetings, managing projects, trouble shooting, and assisting the Chair in energizing and unifying the team. They will also be expected to assist with leading the E-Board when the Chair is unavailable. Interested in this position? Send an email to lgbtq@gmu.edu and let us know!

Events Lead- Casey Klemmer

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Casey is the Events Lead for Queer Student Leadership Council. Casey’s role includes creating event marketing materials, working with campus partners and others to execute events, and managing the events behind the scenes to ensure everything happens smoothly.

He is currently a BAM student with his undergraduate degree in Women and Gender Studies and his graduate degree in Social Justice and Human Rights. Casey was also one of the first to declare the LGBTQ+ minor, so feel free to ask him questions about that! Casey is a Center Mentor at the Women and Gender Studies center, Student Coordinator at LGBTQ+ Resources Center, and a member of the Honors College. His master’s project research focuses on the experiences of transgender refugees and asylum seekers in international support apparatuses.

Casey’s hobbies include knitting, spending time with his dog (her name is Jasper, after the Steven Universe character), and travelling. He hopes to move to Europe after graduation!

 

Marketing and Communications Lead- Andrew O'Hanlon

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Andrew is the marketing and communications lead for QSLC, working with social media posts and networking.

He is currently in their senior year majoring in Computer Game Design, and minoring in Theatre. He runs the Board Gaymers club, meeting every Friday at 7, alongside working in the Student Success Coaching office.

Andrew’s hobbies include playing games, tabletop game design, and watching a lot of Tokusatsu shows.

 

Events

Spring 2022 Events:

Palentine's Day

February 15th, 7:30pm-9pm

Pride Week Party!

March 31st, 7:30pm-9pm

Addiction Awareness Event

April 13th, 7:30pm-9pm

 

Previous Events:

LGBTQ+ and Latinx Identities Conversations

Space where we held conversations about how LGBTQ+ identities intersect with Latinx identities and language.

Queering Halloween

the queerest Halloween costume party Mason has ever seen! We played games, chatted about how queer people have shaped Halloween celebrations, and ate candy.

Trans and Nonbinary Neurodivergency Roundtable

Hosted a community roundtable discussing what it means to be queer and neurodivergent. Collaborated with Disability Services to learn about what they do and how to be a good advocate for neurodivergent folks! We also had a special focus at this event on transgender members of the community, in honor of Transgender Awareness Week.

 

Community Partners

These are the organizations we've worked with in the past. Reach out if you'd like to work with us!

Campus Resources:
  • Disability Services
  • Student Support and Advocacy Center
  • Women and Gender Studies Center
Student Organizations:
  • Pride Alliance
  • UndocuMason
  • Hispanic Student Association
  • Musicians of Color Society