Spectra is a campus safe space and organization dedicated to those in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. They represent all gender identities and sexualities, including those who are questioning. No one is turned away or left out.
“Our goal is to spread positivity in the community on and off campus and create a safe place for discussion and inclusion of all,” says Secretary Emily Hale.
Recently Spectra has been tossing around the idea of an Ally Drive on campus. This helps spread the word about the organization as well as gain a larger community within it. Having students, staff, and community spot these allies out as they help create a support system, even if they are not able to attend every meeting. They help promote discussion, especially for those who may not feel comfortable with revealing their sexuality or identity. They want to provide resources and support for anyone who needs it.
This can benefit the clubs in more ways than one. “Providing a basis of easily-spotted allies on campus for those who may need a support system who would like to speak freely about their sexuality or gender identity in anonymity,” Emily says.
This club is for everyone who feels like they need a place safe enough to express themselves and who they are.
It also can promote more healthy discussion about the LGBTQ+ communtiy and the need for allies. Spectra is small but has so much determination for people like them. This club is for everyone who feels like they need a place safe enough to express themselves and who they are.
An Ally Drive tabling event is still being determined. Look out for flyers and signs on campus so you don’t miss out!