Letter from Co-Chair February 2015

2015 is upon us, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the February issue of Outwrite, the newsletter of GALA: Emory Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni. We hope you will find value in its content, and we encourage you to participate in our upcoming events.

Our current initiatives include:

  • Studying ways in which GALA can better serve our wide constituency, including bisexual and transgender alumni.
  • Supporting students in their efforts to become leaders in the larger LGBT community through the GALA Leadership Award, which provides financial support to an outstanding student in the college.
  • Providing Emory students with educational opportunities and support. The Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund and the J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund provide financial support for students to attend national conferences such as the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. Over 40 Emory students have attended conferences with support from these funds.
  • Encouraging the creation and growth of local chapters of GALA, and networking among Oxford and Emory College classmates and the graduate and professional schools.

However, it is only with the support of alumni that we will accomplish many of these initiatives. More alumni continue to participate in our monthly meetings. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and socializing, followed by a business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Moreover, if you would like to contribute to the production of the Newsletter in any way – whether it’s through writing, proofreading and copy-editing, or haranguing me – please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

In the meantime, we look forward to engaging with many of you at the Emory Pride Awards on March 3rd, and at our theater outing on April 2nd.

With warmest regards,

Lilly Correa 73C

Co-Chair, GALA: Emory LGBT Alumni


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