National LGBT Center Awareness Day

October 19 is National LGBT Center Awareness Day! Started in 1994, this day celebrates the important services that LGBT centers provide in communities and on college campuses around the U.S., from education to intervention to community building.

MSUM’s own Rainbow Dragon Center officially opened on February 9, 2009, documented in an article from the February 26, 2009 issue of The Advocate. The Center was started by a staff and faculty advisory committee and had just a shoestring budget to start. While the RDC first opened in the CMU, its current location is Bridges 150, where it is now home to MSUM’s Safe Zone Program, SPECTRUM (MSUM’s LGBTQ+ student organization), year-round programming highlighting LGBTQ+ speakers and films, and a wealth of educational resources.

Help us celebrate the Rainbow Dragon Center by sharing to social media why YOU *heart* @MSUM_RDC with #NationalLGBTCenterAwarenessDay

More Ways to Support the Rainbow Dragon Center:

– Like or follow @MSUM_RDC (Twitter) or @msumwc_rdc (Instagram)
– Help promote our events! Share with your friends, colleagues, and students.
– Donate new or gently used LGBTQ+ books and DVDs to the RDC library (for a wish list of books, contact Dana Bisignani).
– Attend Safe Zone trainings and encourage colleagues in your office or department to do so, too.

Questions? Contact Dana Bisignani at or (218) 477-4973.