LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community

The LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community was established in 1997 as an educational platform for NACADA. We provide opportunities and resources for professional growth to advance and enhance advising practices for the development and success of LGBTQA+ students.

We strive to increase support for all students who identify as LGBTQA+ by creating opportunities for advisors to grow as welcoming, accepting, educated, and supportive educators. 

We strive to provide opportunities for LGBTQA+ advisors to learn to thrive in their career and for other advisors to learn how to be effective and supportive allies. 

We strive to support colleges and universities globally by educating our colleagues on the importance of inclusion and the beauty of diversity.

Quarterly Queeries

February 2021

Join the LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community for our first Quarterly Queeries of 2021!

For the first installment of quarterly queeries of 2021, the LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community will be hosting a dialogue between NACADA members and our steering committee on ways we work to best support our nonbinary students. This will start out with steering committee members taking a few moments to share some of our practices, but the primary goal is structured dialogue. It is our hope that participants come away from this event with a better understanding of issues that impact nonbinary students in general, as well as specific ways to help support this historically marginalized population through advising. The event is welcome to all regardless of current knowledge level.

Presented by: Jason Brummett, Jackie Graves, Scott Hilgadiack, Michelle Lam, Kelsie Potter, Jake Rudy, Amanda William, Michael Woodward


July 2020

The first of the Quarterly Queeries discussion series was in July 2020 and focused on reflections on Pride Month during the time of COVID-19. 


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Current Chair

Gerda Zinner (She/Her/Hers)
University of Tennessee Chattanooga


Advisor Connection Program

Have a question and don't know where to look for resources?

Ask a question to an Academic Advising Professional through the Advisor Connection Program! 

Check Out

Advising Special Populations with a chapter sponsored by the LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Community

Available on YouTube:Shared Responsibilites: What Advisors and Administrators Need to Know to Better Assist GLBTQA Students featuring the LGBTQA Advising Community