Serving Brethren and Mennonite
LGBT & Allied Youth, Young Adults
and Their Families
What is Kaleidoscope?
Kaleidoscope is a supportive and resource-sharing network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), questioning and allied people on peace church campuses, but includes those in high school, young people in general, and those young in spirit. Kaleidoscope provides opportunities to make connections, receive support, and be active in local communities. Faculty, alumni, and supportive individuals are also involved within the church and beyond.
What does Kaleidoscope offer?
Establishing educational programs for residence life staff and interested individuals.
Keeping the lines of communication open between faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Connecting students, young people and recent alumni via its email listserv, K-Scope.
Increasing youth and young adult presence at BMC gatherings and retreats by offering scholarships.
Current Kaleidoscope Coordinator
Naomi Gross is a recent graduate of Goshen College where she studied Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, Environmental Sustainability, and Women’s and Gender Studies. While at Goshen, Naomi organized with various groups on and off campus focusing on issues such as environmental justice, land rights, sexual assault prevention, and queer justice. She looks forward to continue working at multi-faceted justice through BMC.
These resources are intended to be used by youth and young adults, specifically at Mennonite and Brethren colleges. If you are looking for more specific resources for your community, contact the Kaleidoscope coordinator.
Queer Students Abroad
This booklet includes stories by seven lgbtq students who studied abroad with Mennonite or Brethren colleges. This booklet is a resource for lgbtq students about to study abroad or are considering studying abroad.