This fund supports LGBTQ+ students who want to attend a queer-focused event at UWEC or in the surrounding area. Its purpose is to encourage the participation of low-income LGBTQ+ students in events that are affirming and inclusive. Policing of “gender-appropriate” clothing and the lack of a Wisconsin state statute protecting gender identity in employment has led to widespread discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, especially those who present as gender nonconforming, in the job market. As a result, many LGBTQ+ students face severe economic hardships, which furthers their marginalization. This fund can be used for event tickets and transportation costs. Students are encouraged to apply for these funds one month before the event you wish to attend.