Equality VCU is a collaborative, advisory and advocacy body representing the aspirations and concerns of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex/DSD, and asexual peoples and their allies (LGBTQQIAA) affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University. We are affiliated with the VCU Inclusive Excellence and the Q Collective.
This group serves to advance the university’s strong commitment to fully realizing the many benefits of our diversity. Equality VCU envisions a teaching, learning and working environment where LGBTQQIAA individuals are integrated into all aspects of the intellectual life and social fabric of the university, have equal access to resources and services, and receive equitable treatment as members of the university community.
Events and Projects We Support
Meeting Schedule for Current Semester
Our meetings are currently held on the first Thursday of the month from noon-1pm. Attendees can connect remotely via Zoom. VCU faculty and staff who are interested in attending a meeting are welcome to do so. No RSVP is required, but if you have questions or would like to introduce yourself ahead of time, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Request to join our listserv to receive meeting and event information in your inbox.
Meeting minutes will be posted as they are made available.
Burnside Watstein Awards
The LGBTQ Burnside Watstein Award is given annually to recognize individuals who enrich the sense of community at Virginia Commonwealth University and make a significant difference in the lives of LGBTQ faculty, staff and students.
Lane B. Carasik, Ph.D.
Eli Coston, Ph.D.
Gabriel Arrington, Brooke Taylor, B. Ethan (bee) Coston
Caroline Richards, Ying-Chao Kao, & Jay White
Afton Bradley, Alexa Santisteban, & Archana Pathak
Tommy Otterbine, Bailey “Lee” Biggs, & George Kelly
Lucky Turner, Brenda Kriegel, Walter Foery, Frances Stewart, Attalah Shabazz, Sharon Talarico, & Jane Firer
Jacob Jaminet, R. Dale Smith, & Shan Davis
Kevin Harris, Kyle Nicholas Daileda, & Leticia Flores
Lisa Furr, Jeff Wing, & Caitlin Tolson
Hermelinda Cortes, Tracey Gendron, & Elizabeth Cramer
Morgan Krug, Dorothy E. Fillmore, & Donna E. Coghill
Kanwar Singh, Liz Canfield, & Stephen Gottredson
Janice H. Altman, Emmett Hickam, & Sara Watson
Tarynn Witten, Xavier Guadalupe, & Ryan O’Donnell
Cindy Andrews, Jon Klein, Rachel Kopelovich, Martha Moon & Amanda (Zoë) Reidinger
Mike Fuller, Jeremy Kidd & Scott Whitlow