Campus and community news featuring the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association.

UB Seen | LGBTQ FSA reaches 100 member milestone | February 28, 2024

LGBTQ FSA President Ben Fabian received a special shoutout during Pride Night at the UB women’s basketball game. Fabian was recognized for his contributions to the UB and WNY LGBTQ+ communities, for being a powerful voice in supporting students, and for driving the mission of the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association to new heights — the organization has reached 100 members for the first time in its history.

UBNow | LGBTQ FSA Giving Day challenge receives overwhelming support | May 19, 2023

"This challenge was in reaction to the anti-trans speaker on campus this year, and also to the larger pattern of anti-trans and anti-queer violence and oppression that we are seeing across the country, like bans on books, drag performances, gender-affirming health care, and so much more... We all have a responsibility to take a stand against oppression."

The Buffalo News | Viewpoints: UB failed to acknowledge the life experiences of LGBTQ+ students | March 19, 2023

"Action, not a lesson. That’s what our queer community members, feeling frustration and loss, need. Upholding free speech includes taking responsibility for the platform. UB can start to heal... with investment in LGBTQ+ people."

Standing wth our transgender community | March 7, 2023

"This LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association stands with our integral and vibrant transgender and gender nonconforming community, and we call on all of our UB leaders and colleagues to do the same."

In response to great tragedy in Colorado Springs | November 21, 2022

"We also have to change hearts and minds. When violence occurs in the LGBTQ+ community, it is against the colleagues, neighbors, friends, and families of all of us. And it is our trans siblings and community members of color who are disproportionately impacted by violence."

UBNow | Progress Pride Paths celebrate diversity, elevate intersectionality | August 17, 2021

"This bold art elevates identity intersectionality and challenges us to recognize privilege and equity at the same time we celebrate all that is beautiful about queerness"

LGBTQ FSA statement of support for communities of color and a call to action | June 5, 2020

"Our hearts are heavy as the rioters of today are reflections of those who raged against police brutality at the Stonewall Inn.  Fifty-one years later, the multi-night siege of Greenwich Village, led mostly by trans folks and People of Color, is the reason we commemorate LGBTQ+ pride in June."

UBNow | Rainbow crosswalk symbolizes UB’s LGBTQ pride | August 16, 2019

The large panels of bright colors fill the most visible crosswalk on the North Campus — on Putnam Way between the Student Union and UB Commons — a bold, visual symbol of UB’s pride and support for the LGBTQ community.

UBNow | UB to celebrate Pride Week | April 19, 2019

"We hope that a UB Pride Parade will foster an environment of inclusion where students can feel safe and comfortable marching with friends and allies, as well as reaffirming the university's commitment to its LGBTQ+ students."

UBNow | New group aims to support LGBTQ faculty and staff | June 26, 2017

Similar to UB’s Minority Faculty & Staff Association, which promotes participation and inclusion of people of color in the UB workforce, the mission of the LGBTQ FSA is to contribute to and support a welcoming and inclusive UB community for LGBTQ faculty and staff members.