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.
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 in Sociology. Wes is responsible for the development and implementation of programs contributing to the goals and initiatives of Office of Multicultural Affairs. An emphasis is placed on researching, designing, and implementing strategies that encourage students to work across social lines, exploring complex notions of diversity, intersectionality, and social justice. Serves as the primary adviser, coordinating academic achievement and leadership development for Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, and LGBTQ student organizations and committees. Coordinates the Genesis Mentoring and Genesis Tutoring programs, which are designed to support underrepresented students in their personal, professional, and academic lives. Provides administrative responsibility for training and development of the student staff and the Safe Spaces/LGBTQ Project Graduate Assistant.
Office: 335 A, LSU Student Union
LGBTQ+ Project Graduate Assistant
The graduate assistant 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 assist with Safe Space Trainings across campus and the Safe Space facilitators. They assist in advising LGBTQ+ student organizations including Spectrum, Qroma, and Louisiana Trans Advocates (LSU Chapter).