Mission

Our mission is to create and maintain an inclusive campus environment for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors on campus and within the Aurora community by:

  • Promoting visibility, awareness and a sense of community;
  • Connecting LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff with peer-to-peer support and community resources;
  • Providing education about the LGBTQ+ community;
  • Establishing a repository for LGBTQ+ health research and competent patient care;
  • Advocating for LGBTQ+ interests, including recruitment and retention; and
  • Creating intentional partnerships to provide direct services to LGBTQ+ people on campus and in the Aurora community.
Vision
We envision the LGBTQ+ Hub as a one-stop shop that can achieve a campus and Aurora community culture where LGBTQ+ people are highly visible, are fully included and integrated in leadership, day-to-day living, communication and dialogue, and where vibrant partnerships exist between the LGBTQ+ Hub and the campus and Aurora communities-at-large.
Core Beliefs, Guiding Principles and Values


  • LGBTQ+ people can and should be empowered to speak for themselves, tell their own stories, and decide and describe what they need or is best for themselves
  • LGBTQ+ people are part of all communities and populations
  • LGBTQ+ visibility is paramount to creating change and advancing inclusion
  • LGBTQ+ services should be shaped around the needs of the community, with intentional stakeholder engagement
  • The LGBTQ+ Hub recognizes the needs of LGBTQ+ people changes throughout their lifespan, and services should be age appropriate
  • The LGBTQ+ Hub should always be a safe space to ask questions without fear, embarrassment or shame
  • Intersectionality and anti-racism lenses should be fully integrated into the work of the LGBTQ+ Hub; The LGBTQ+ Hub should endeavor to form partnerships with diverse communities and organizations on campus and in the Aurora Community
  • Community: creating connections on-campus, off-campus and between people is a cornerstone to the LGBTQ+ Hub’s success
  • Partnership: vibrant and mutually supportive partnerships create the bedrock for advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion
  • Support: the LGBTQ+ Hub should always be a supportive and welcoming environment
  • Education: the LGBTQ+ Hub should always have a focus of expanding knowledge and awareness of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Advocacy: advocating for LGBTQ+ interests is necessary to achieving cultural integration and inclusion
  • Accessibility and Visibility: broad-based accessibility and visibility are critical to achieving the LGBTQ+ Hub’s mission and vision
Programs and Services
The LGBTQ+ Hub provides programs and services in four main focus areas.  Click on the plus signs below to learn more about each program area.

LGBTQ+ Research Highlight

 

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Meet Dr. Tori Huynh (she/her/hers)

I am a general surgery resident at CU pursuing a career as a breast cancer surgeon.  I was born and raised in Houston and later earned my bachelor's at the University of Texas Austin and my medical degree at Texas A&M.  I currently live in South Denver with my wife and two cats.

My research interests are wide in scope, ranging from initiatives to reduce excessive opioid prescribing after surgery to improving surgical education.  My main focus includes evaluating quality of life measures - physical well-being, sexual well-being, psychosocial well-being, and breast satisfaction - during and after breast cancer treatment.  With a better understanding of how these measures change, we can provide supportive services and target interventions where needed to improve long-term quality of life in our breast cancer patients, during treatment and into survivorship.

Meet Our Advisory Committees

Connect with Us

If you are interested in joining an advisory committee, becoming a group facilitator or just want more information about the LGBTQ+ Hub, please email us using the button below.

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Our business hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 5pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 7pm.  Drop in hours are Monday - Friday from 11am - 1pm*.

*Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGBTQ+ Hub's hours are by appointment only via Zoom.