In the fall of 2010 the LGBTQ Resource Center devised the Together We Make It Better Campaign to acknowledge that addressing the severely negative effects of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on LGBTQ+ youth is everyone's responsibility.
Although we have long known that such harassment is a major component in the high rates of youth suicide in the queer community, recent media publicity of these suicides have reminded us that the time to act is now.
The LGBTQ Resource Center hopes our Together We Make It Better video series will motivate people to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth and show that the UW Oshkosh community is always looking for ways to improve the campus climate and insure that the LGBTQ+ students are supported.
Together We Make it Better I
The Together We Make It Better I video serves as an introduction to the Campaign. It shows students discussing their realities and how others can make it better for them. Then, we discuss how we are already making it better on UW Oshkosh's campus.
It is our hope that the Together We Make It Better I video would inspire other organizations and institutions to create their own Together We Make It Better Campaigns.
Together We Make it Better II
The Together We Make It Better II video is an in-depth look at what UW Oshkosh does as a community to make it better for our LGBTQ+ students. In this video, we highlight the UW Oshkosh Student Affairs Departments and what they do to create a more supportive climate on this campus.