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Diversity Starts Here

Finding Leadership Under Identity (FLUID) is a free public lecture series focusing on the diversity of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer and Ally community. The series is designed to expand the knowledge and understanding of important topics while building community.

Upcoming 2012 FLUID Lectures

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The LGBTQ Elderly Community

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:00-7:45 PM

San Diego State University Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center Ballroom


  • Eric Harrison, Executive Director, Triangle Square Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing, Los Angeles
  • Carolyn Coal, Director,  A Place to Live - The story of Triangle Square
  • Guest Speaker - Senior Resident from Triangle Square

There will also be a free screening of the film A Place to Live.


Previous Fluid Lectures


LGBTQIA Business: Diversity, Equality and LGBTQIA Markets


Monday, April 16, 2012 6:30 – 7:45 PM

San Diego State University Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center


  • Tita Gray, President, Gray Gilliam Company
  • Beth G. Chung, Ph.D. Professor of Management at San Diego State University
  • Tom Luhnow, CEO of the Greater San Diego Business Association
  • Joel Trambley, MD, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSD Medical Center and Steering Committee Co-Chairperson for HRC San Diego
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  • Without a Home: THE LGBT HOMELESS YOUTH 

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012


    San Diego State University Fowler Athletics Center Auditorium

    Guest Speakers

    • Michelle Atkins, Counseling Cove Program Manager, San Diego Youth Services

    •  Carolina Alcoser Ramos, Director of Community Programs and Latino Services at the San Diego LGBT Community Center

    • Two young adults will also speak about their experiences as homeless youths in San Diego.

    We would sincerely appreciate donations in the form of art supplies, individually wrapped snacks, and $5 grocery store gift cards to give to Storefront Shelter and the Sunburst Housing Project.


    Identity in the Military: Exploring the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lecture Series Supporters
  • Office of the President
  • Safe Zones
  • LGBT Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • LGBTSU Cross Cultural Center
  • Lavender Alumni Chapter
  • San Diego LGBT Center
FLUID Lecture Series February 20, 2012