Promote - Educate - Celebrate - South Plains LGBTIQ Virtual Community Center
Promote - Educate - Celebrate - South Plains LGBTIQ Virtual Community Center

About Us

Mission:  Promote, educate and celebrate equality for all within the LGBTIQ & Ally community supporting individuals, organizations and communities.


Vision:  Our vision is to support a positive presence where LGBTIQ people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where voices are heard, included and affirmed; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected.




  • From 1985 – 1992 there were dedicated community members that managed the Community Outreach Center here in Lubbock.  The center was a welcoming environment for all and hosted various events throughout the year. 
  • From 2003-present a numer of Lubbock and Texas Tech University members have organized various events throughout the year.  South Plains College has also been instrumental in forming the first ever gay/straight alliance student organization during this time.  

    Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center host support group sessions and allies training on a regular basis.

    Additionally, the only officially registered GLBTQ student organization for Texas Tech, TTU Gay/Straight Alliance as it is known today, was founded in 1985 under the name "Student Services for Lebians, Gays and Friends." They continued serving under this name until 1992 when they changed their name to "The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Association," which subsequently changed to a more radical name: "Queers and Allies". In 1995, the organization changed its name for the final time to the Texas Tech University Gay-Straight Alliance. For the past twenty-five years, the organization has served the students of Texas Tech University by creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for queer students and their allies and by advocating for equality on campus.
  • Texas Tech's Gay Straight Alliance is dedicated in both preserving the history of the LGBTQ movement on campus and in building off foundations already built through social events, community outreach, educational lectures and forums, and grassroot organizing.
  • Note: 2005 marked the 1st Annual LGBT and Allies Awareness Week in Lubbock, TX.

Source sited: Texas Tech University, TechAnnounce System Online Archives


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