LGBTQ+ Resources

Champlain College Resources

GLBT Life and Issues Collection (InfoTrac)
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues impact society on many levels–from the global and cultural to the individual and personal. This collection of nearly 40 journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more.

Diversity Studies Collection (InfoTrac)
This collection includes 150 journals and explores cultural differences, contributions, and influences in our global community.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Include: LGBTQQIAA (student group)

Rainbow Alliance (faculty & staff LGBTQ affinity group)
The Champlain Rainbow Alliance is composed of staff and faculty who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. We provide a supportive space to discuss issues relevant to Champlain's LGBTQ community, plan educational initiatives and host social activities. If you are interested in joining the group please contact Roland Palmer at

Chosen Name Process

Champlain College recognizes that transgender, non-binary, and/or gender nonconforming students may not use the name that they were assigned at birth, as it does not reflect their identity. We also recognize that, for a variety of reasons, students may not wish to go through a legal name change or may be in the middle of doing so, but wish to have their records reflect their chosen name before the process is complete. As such, the College has staff in place to assist students who wish to update their email addresses, academic class listings, and ID cards with their chosen name.

To inquire or begin the process of updating an email address, academic class listing, and ID card, please complete the Chosen Name Request Form here.

Students wishing to learn more about the specific scope of this option before completing the form should contact Lisa Mazzariello at, located in IDX Student Life Center 315.

Burlington Area & Vermont Resources

Outright Vermont
Outright Vermont (Outright) was founded in 1989 following the release of a 1988 national youth risk survey showing that gay and lesbian youth, in particular, had very high rates of depression and suicide. A group of community activists gathered to form Outright, which began as a "once a week" support group. The Friday Night support group has continued ever since, every Friday over the past 25 years. Today, Outright is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) 'queer' youth center and statewide advocacy organization.

Pride Center of Vermont
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is New England's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters.

Vermont Cares 
Vermont CARES is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of HIV-positive individuals, create compassionate communities, and prevent the spread of HIV by educating our youth and community on general.

Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center 
The Mission of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center (GBMRC) is to increase awareness and provide opportunities to celebrate, promote, and support cultural diversity within our community.

Peace and Justice Center
The Peace & Justice Center is a Vermont-based non-profit membership organization with a mission to create a just and peaceful world. To this end, they work on interconnected issues of economic and racial justice, peace, and human rights through education, advocacy, training, non-violent activism, and community organizing.

Community Health Center of Burlington (VT) - Transgender Health Clinic
The Transgender Health Clinic welcomes patients seeking healthcare sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals in the transgender community. This clinic is a safe and trans-affirmative space for patients to receive full-spectrum care including hormone replacement therapy as well as routine medical care.

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington
Burlington's LGBTQA open and affirming UU congregation.

UVM Diversity & Awareness Events
Social justice programming runs deep on campus. Awareness months such as Black History Month, Women's Herstory Month, and LGBTQ April are collaborative programs designed to educate and inspire action. In addition, numerous speakers, films, and performers visit UVM throughout the year. Some events and programming are open to the broader community.

The LGBTQA Center serves as UVM's point of coordination for activities, community, resources, advocacy, information, and history. Our staff members help people and groups at UVM understand how to meet the needs of people with diverse sexual and gender identities. Some events and programming are open to the broader community.

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont
Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont is the area's newest LGBTQ group! A safe space for all, they hold group activities and events for the wider LGBTQ community.

Vermont Gay Social Alternatives
Since 1990, Vermont Gay Social Alternatives (VGSA) has provided occasions for Vermont's LGBTA community to meet in comfortable, fun, safe social surroundings.

All Things LGBTQ
All Things LGBTQ is a public access television show that airs in Central Vermont on channel 15 on Saturdays. Others can get the podcast on the following day on

Out in the Open
Out in the Open (formerly Green Mountain Crossroads) connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. ​Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, we work locally and regionally throughout northern New England. 

Regional & National Resources

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals:

It's Pronounced Metrosexual:

Marriage Equality:

Lambda Legal:

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders:

Human Rights Campaign:

The Trevor Project - Suicide Prevention

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Center (NY):

Fenway Health (Boston) - Transgender Health