Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT MSU

  • How can I get more involved in LGBT life at Montclair?
  • How can I identify faculty and staff that are supportive of the Lesbian, gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Community?
  • What are my options for housing as an LGBT student?

ACADEMIC

  • Is there a GLBTQ or Gender studies program offered at Montclair?
  • Which study abroad programs are friendly to LGBT students, and are there any study abroad programs that focus on lesbian, gay or queer studies?

ALLIES

  • How can I tell if someone I know is LGBT?
  • What should I do if I think someone is LGBT, but they haven’t told me?
  • If someone tells me they are LGBT can I tell other people?
  • How do I make myself more approachable to people who identify as LGBT?
  • What kinds of things might a person who is LGBT go through when "coming out"?

BISEXUALITY

  • What is bisexuality?
  • How common is bisexuality?
  • What does biphobia look like?
  • What does a bisexual relationship usually mean?

COMING OUT

  • What is coming out?
  • Why come out? Benefits and Risks
  • Where can I get support if I am coming out at MSU?

LGBT STUDENTS OF COLOR

  • Are there any special concerns for LGBT students of color?
  • Do LGBT students of color experience higher rates of harassment and discrimination?

TERMINOLOGY

  • There are so many terms in the LGBT community that I am unfamiliar with. What does it all mean?

TRANSGENDER

  • What does transgender mean?
  • What is the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation?
  • How can I be an ally to transgender individuals?
  • What are some common terms used in the trans, intersex and gender non-conforming communities?