Queer and Trans Services Student Agency
UNO's Queer and Trans Services (QTS) is an agency and student organization that supports students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans spectrum, queer spectrum, intersex, asexual, gender spectrum, and sexuality spectrum (LGBTQIA+). Any student is welcome regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Throughout the year, QTS provides community sexual health resources and LGBTQIA+ programming. Students involved attend local, regional (e.g. MGBTLACC), and national conferences (e.g. Camp Pride; Creating Change).
Lez Bi Real Queer
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans spectrum, pansexual, asexual, omnisexual, demisexual, or queer spectrum?
Every Wednesday at 12 P.M., QTS hosts Lez Bi Real Queer which is a semi-structured group with a safe and open environment for LGBTQIA+ community members.
Are you transgender, gender expansive, genderqueer, gender fluid, bigender, hijra, two spirit, or agender? Join in this trans spectrum space with others like you!
This group meets every Thursday at 12 P.M.
For more information about any support group, contact the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at 402.554.2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amilkar Romero Garcia: Amilkar is a history major who was born in Mexico City and has lived in the USA since his childhood. He is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. As a member of of the QTS board, he hopes to promote closer relations between young and elderly members of the LGBT population.
Gina Comstock (they/them/theirs). Gina is a third-year student majoring in neuroscience with minors in sociology and LGBTQ+ studies. They hope to conduct research on gender and sexuality from a queer, non-binary perspective. Gina enjoys overthinking, making horrible puns, screenshotting pictures of other people’s pets, and napping in the QTS office.
Peyton Wells (she/her/hers). Peyton is a white, bisexual, working-class cis woman. She is the director of QTS because she is passionate about seeing LGBTQIA+ identities affirmed throughout UNO’s campus through community engagement, dialogue and programming. ENFP. Capricorn. Ravneclaw. Secondary Education (English Language Arts) and French. Halfling rogue and Dragonborn paladin.
Adam Byers (he/him/his). Adam is a junior early childhood inclusive major. He joined QTS to help connect with the queer community and is excited to help organize programming and events for the UNO in the academic year. When he’s not doing schoolwork or making lattes, he stays busy painting watercolors and being queer.
Dakota Nykamp (they/them/theirs). Dakota is nonbinary and a pre=vet biology major with a minor in psychology. Their goal is to get a master’s degree in marine biology in California and be a professional mermaid. They love flow (like hooping, staff spinning, and poi), and being outside.
Parker Clayton (they/them/theirs). Parker is an English major and has interests in writing and art. Parker joined QTS because as a queer and trans person themself, the space and visibility that QTS offers is important to them. They look forward to the year ahead and working alongside others to create a more affirming environment on campus.
Torie Walenz (she/hers). Torie is a secondary education major, an Aries, and a loving dog mom. Her passions lie in nonprofit and community engagement work. She is excited to work alongside other engaged and passionate activists.
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