Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement


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Get involved with our LGBTQIA community.

Q-Initiatives (Queer Initiatives) are spaces for you. They are for discussing, singing, laughing, grieving, celebrating, and speaking out. Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or queer in any way, we invite you to share, listen, and build community with your peers and fellow community members.

Q-Café is a program that connects the LGBTQI Loyola Community to the Rodgers Park neighborhood, held monthly at Metropolis Café. Q-Café facilitates an open and welcoming space to dialogue around intersecting identities and issues that impact the LGBTQI community at Loyola and in Chicago/Nation. The program fosters an environment that prompts people to discuss personal narratives in multiple artistic formats.

Q-chat provides a weekly meeting space for LGBQTIA identified Loyola students to discuss issues of Identity and LGBTQI related issues in our communities. This space is an informal opportunity to connect LGBTQIA faculty, staff, and students and build a community of LGBTQIA people at Loyola University Chicago. 

Q-Grad is an initiative aimed to connect our graduate students to the LGBTQI resources provided by SDMA and Loyola. This initiative brings together graduate students who identify as LGBTQI and facilitates community and dialogue within the graduate students at Loyola University Chicago. 

Q-Films focuses on the intersections of identity through the lens of media production. Q-film’s sets out to create a space of critical dialogue on the representation of LGBTQI identity and communities in the international and national landscape of film production.  After each film showing, a discussion will follow the movie.

If you have any questions, please contact Miguel Macias at mmacias2@luc.edu