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LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender)

diversity newLesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students should expect to face many of the challenges typical of their heterosexual peers.  Levels of tolerance, acceptance, and support for LGBT individuals vary greatly from culture to culture.  The GEC staff encourages you to educate yourselves about the country and culture in which you'll be studying.  Remember to consider the cultural, social, and legal issues involved.

To educate yourself about LGBT issues abroad, click the links below:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Rainbow Special Interest Group

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered U.S. Peace Corps Alumni

Campus Pride:  Queer Advice to Study Abroad

MSU LGBT Resource Page

International Gay and Lesbian Rights Commission with country-specific information

LGBT Rights Around the World

International Lesbian and Gay Association