LGBT Resource Center
USC Student Affairs

uRap: Queer Athletes

9/23/2013 - 9/23/2013 URC 103

When Jason Collins came out as a gay man, he sparked national discussion on the topic of “gay athletes” and the intersection of multiple identities.  How does his coming out, and other recent athletes, affect the overall LGBTQ community?  Do they defy “stereotypes” and if so, why and is it a good thing or a bad thing?  All these kinds of questions, and more!


uRap is a weekly confidential discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and supportive ally students.  It is a great place to meet some new people, chat and learn about current topics affecting the LGBT and Ally Community.  Facilitated by students, uRap is an ideal group to connect with peers and meet new people from within the LGBT and Ally Community.  It is an open forum to share opinions and discuss different 'hot topics' every week and it serves as a safe place to discuss recent stresses or concerns from one's own life. Sponsored by LGBT Resource Center.

What you will learn:

-Participants will appraise the comfort level to share opinions and speak openly about personal experiences.
-Participants will recall a pertinent LGBT issue (national, local or campus) expressed by peers through dialogue. 
-Participants will relate discussion topics to current national LGBT advocacy efforts.

For further questions about uRap, please email the uRap Coordinator at