The IgnatianQ: The LGBTQIA+ & Ally Conference
IgnatianQ is a student-run and student-focused Ignatian LGBTQIA+ conference. IgnatianQ brings together the community of LGBTQIA+ folks (and allies) at Jesuit universities from across the U.S. We are an affirming community, brought together in part by our common experiences of marginalization and exclusion. As LGBTQIA+ people, we believe that our own desire for social justice and the Jesuit values that inform our education are forces that can and should work together for a more just and humane world. As we explore the intersections of sexuality, gender, and spirituality together, we strive to educate and empower the whole person.
The theme of the conference is "Finding Q-munity," which will focus on how to strengthen LGBTQIA+ communities at Jesuit universities by using our Ignatian values to integrate them with other campus organizations, including groups that focus on multicultural identities, mental health, activism, and spirituality.