As the year officially comes to a close, we have an opportunity to reflect on our past and envision our future. This year in particular has been filled with many unforgettable experiences, like our fabulous House of Lambda: Past, Present & Future scholarship gala, that brought us closer together and exemplified our resilience and strength as a community. And none of this would have happened without you, our proud LGBTQ+ and allied Trojans!
At this year’s annual Lambda holiday party, I was elated to look around the room and witness so much joy, gratitude and fellowship. Although there is still much to do to create more equitable and inclusive spaces, it was truly a gift to spend time with LGBTQ+ alumni and friends. Your participation and support enables us to provide scholarships to the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, scholars and advocates.
Looking back on USC Lambda’s 30-year history of activism and advocacy, I feel privileged to lead this remarkable organization, which has such a robust and proud legacy. Hearing the stories of how we came to be always inspires me, especially as we plan for the year ahead.
After spending my first six months on an active listening tour—meeting with our incredible board of directors, founding members, students, alumni, faculty and staff—I have no doubt that 2023 will be a phenomenal year. We hope you will get involved with our vibrant community as a volunteer, mentor or donor.
On behalf of the USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your support and service.
Happy Holidays and Fight On with Pride!
Brandon D. Kyle EdD ’19
Executive Director, USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association