About the LGBTQA Resource Center
Student activists along with faculty and staff at Northeastern have long advocated for the opening of a LGBTQA Resource Center on campus. The LGBTQA Resource Center opened in Fall 2012 in a temporary location until a more permanent location can be built.
The LGBTQA RC is a place for resources, advocacy, and mentoring for LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff at Northeastern. We provide education and support to departments on campus to improve safety and respect for LGBTQ students. We also coordinate several programs and educational initiatives for all students.
We are a part of the Division of Student Affairs and under the umbrella of the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs. Our work is informed and guided by values of social justice, equity, and intersections of identity.
Anthony Papini is the founding director of the LGBTQA Resource Center and has been on campus since July 2012. Anthony was the Director of Educational Leadership for Pride Foundation, one of the largest LGBTQ scholarship programs in the country. Prior to that, he served at the University of Washington in student activities and worked with campus-wide LGBTQ initiatives, such as safe zone training, trans day of remembrance, and lavender graduation. Anthony earned a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University (and helped pave the way for the first LGBT center there), and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University's Fairhaven College.