Dear Bowdoin Alumni,
Greetings from Brunswick on a cold and beautiful February day. As the first Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center, it has become clear that I am here because of your work in support of LGBTQ issues and students. Thank you for all that you have done.
I have worked in the non-profit world for 15 years, most recently as a trainer for the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence based in Portland, ME. My partner is a '92 Bowdoin alumna, and with our 3 year old son, we are enjoying being part of the Bowdoin community.
In just three short months, I have been amazed at the energy and interest in LGBTQ issues. In the past semester, we have:
Lastly, let me know if you are interested in having a LGBTQ event at reunion. If there is interest, we'd love to host something.
This fall, a first-year student said to me, "When I visited Bowdoin last year, I got the message that this was a place where I need to come to school, come out, stop living a lie, and be myself." Again, thank you for laying the groundwork that is shaping Bowdoin to be a place where students can feel safe and supported, but maybe more important, just be themselves. I look forward to hearing from you.
Take good care,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tele: (207) 798-4223