Coming Out ParadeLGBriTs creates awareness and recognition of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay rights issues. There is both a political function (e.g., increase campus awareness through films, speakers, hall programs, panels) and a social function (e.g., attending lesbian and gay concerts, bookstores, speakers, restaurants) to the group.

This group also serves as a safe space for Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) students.

Amanda Baumgart, Co-President of LGBriTs

Amanda Baumgart, ’19

Co-President, LGBriTs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/They/Them

Why are you a part of LGBriTs? “I joined LGBriTs because where I grew up, being any sexuality other than straight or any gender outside of the binary was something you kept to yourself. Joining LGBriTs was the first chance I ever had to find a community of people like me and it's made me the happiest I've ever been. Now that I'm president I hope to give that to incoming students that were the same as I was. I want to help people be proud of who they are and not feel like they need to hide themselves away because their community doesn't support them.”

What do you like about Albion College? “My favorite thing about Albion is the area. I love the nature center and the campus's beauty. When I'm feeling upset or overwhelmed I just take a walk and it makes me feel better. I also love the town and events that the community puts together. The local culture is so beautiful and fascinating and there's always something to do around here.”

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Raylan Grace, Co-President of LGBriTs

Raylan Grace, ’20

Co-President, LGBriTs

Pronouns: He/Him/His/She/Her/Hers

Why are you a part of LGBriTs? “I identify myself as a strong supporter of the LGBT community. I want my campus to know that people of the LGBT community are here to stay. We are not going anywhere.”

What do you like about Albion College? “I love that the campus is becoming more diverse each year.”

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