The LGBTQ+ Project actively works to make Louisiana State University a safer space for all students, faculty, and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Project emphasizes providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming for students, staff, faculty, and administration with attention to the unique challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals and their allies often encounter. The Project also works with students, staff, faculty, administration, student organizations, and university departments to represent LGBTQ+ concerns and provide advocacy and resources.
The Graduate Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Project & Safe Space Campaign is a full-time
Master's or Doctoral student who has a demonstrated success with student development
trends, challenges faced by LGBTQ+ students, and programming/event planning. They
work closely with faculty, students, and staff to develop and coordinate programs,
activities, and events of particular significance to the LGBTQ+ student experience
such as the Louisiana Queer Conference, World Aids Day, Lavender Graduation, and National
Coming Out Day. In addition, they lead and coordinate Safe Space Trainings across
campus and oversee the development of the Safe Space Campaign and facilitators. They
assist in advising student organizations Spectrum, Qroma, and Louisiana Trans Advocates.
LGBTQ+ Project Graduate Coordinator
Ethan is a native of Augusta, Georgia where he received his Bachelor's degree in Political
Science at Augusta University in 2017. Prior to his role as the LGBTQ+ Project Graduate
Coordinator, Ethan cultivated a successful professional career in the hospitality
industry and served his undergraduate alma mater in many respects. His professional
experience includes facilitating service culture trainings, conducting brand standard
audits, and overseeing the operation of large hotels and convention centers. At Augusta
University, he served as Senator, Humanitarian, and Comptroller of the Undergraduate
Student Government, served on many institutional committees and boards, sat on various
panels for student engagement, student leadership, and LGBTQ+ issues, facilitated
budgeting, legislation-writing, and philanthropy training sessions for student leaders.
Ethan is a first-year Master's student at LSU in Communication Studies with emphasis
on Performance Studies.
Wesley E. Heath, M.A.
Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Affairs
Wes Heath is a native of Anderson, Indiana. In 2014, Wes received a dual-bachelor's
degree in Sociology and Psychology from Manchester University in northern Indiana.
He attended graduate school at Ball State University where he earned a Master's degree
Office: 335 A, LSU Student Union - Office of Multicultural Affairs