Gay Orlando: University of Central Florida enhances its LGBT Services

Ok so I know that for many of us, College may have been a distant memory, but you are never too old to take a class or two!

Here in Orlando we are lucky to have the University of Central Florida in the metro area. UCF as it is abbreviated to, is one of the largest Colleges in the country.

The University of Central Florida has many different areas of study across 12 college locations. It’s main campus is located just a few miles northeast of downtown Orlando on a huge 1,400 acre site. UCF was authorized by the Florida State Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the goal of providing highly-trained personnel to support the Kennedy Space Center since then it has gone from strength to strength and has grown to be the second largest in the nation when it comes to student numbers.

With such a diverse student body the University has many different groups and societies to serve the needs of its students.

Now, UCF has a new LGBT services department, and is launching a new initiative called Q Lab. Which is to be a monthly forum for faculty, staff and students is to share LGBT related research and projects. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, Q Lab will feature two formal presentations followed by a question and answer session. The aim is to create a safe space where LGBT persons can express and discuss their opinions and get help. There are structured formal sessions and less formal gatherings too. Learn more more about services at

As you can see with the rest of Orlando, UCF is Gay friendly and for those relocating to Central Florida remember that now is the time to buy a new home and move to this great city!

With Orlando being such a great place to live and having a very welcoming LGBT community and many friendly neighborhoods, the metro Orlando area is the perfect relocation destination. If you are considering relocating to Orlando and are looking for a beautiful property in the area contact Steve Glose for professional Orlando Real Estate advice.