LGBTQ+ readies for an influx of money

Tara Ludman (left) and Courtney Allred (right) recruit for the LGBTQ+ club in a ball pit at a booth in centre core. Ludman is the president of the LGBTQ+ club and is excited for the upcoming year.

Tara Ludman (left) and Courtney Allred (right) recruit for the LGBTQ+ club in a ball pit at a booth in centre core. Ludman is the president of the LGBTQ+ club and is excited for the upcoming year.

Plans for the mental health grant are being set into motion as the LGBTQ+ club prepares to accept and inform community members and allies.

Zachary Wigand, vice president of the LGBTQ+ club, said the money from the grant will provide safe spaces and information sessions within the college.

“They’ll have a place to chill or a place to get more informed,” Wigand began, “It’ll be open to students, instructors and staff.”

Wigand also explained that the club will be looking to host more events to boost understanding among allies. They also wish to provide supports for LGBTQ+ people who may need them.

Lethbridge College has been approved for a $365,000 grant that will go to international, indigenous and LGBTQ+ students.

Faculty members Shelley Carter-Rose, Allen Ledyit and Mary Ann Sorge will be heading the project and focussing on health promotion, health literacy and non-clinical services among other things.

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