The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies Minor

at Northeastern Illinois University

The LGBTQ Studies Minor at NEIU offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the lives, histories and cultures of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities and allies. Courses in history, culture, health, politics, justice, education, literature and the arts reflect a commitment to understanding and representing the contributions of LGBTQ individuals and communities.

The program focuses on justice, knowledge and action that honor multiplicity and diversity in gender and sexual expression including how race, class, ability and other identity markers shape LGBTQ lives.





Check out some of the projects completed by our LGBTQ Studies students


Deidre Childs

Crystal Clear GLBTQ Handbook

Melissa Drouganis

Discrimination, Homelessness and LGBT Youth

Catherine Lantvit

LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Rebecca Nawls-Walker


Amanda Oberski

Transphobia / Being Trans in Prison / How to be a Trans Ally

Amanda Owens

Being Queer (Three Circles of Queerness within Society)

Jessica Romero

LGBTQ Issues

Kristin Ronne


Lenyea Williams

Video: The Therapy Session