About Us

Spectrum is an employee resource group dedicated to building awareness and providing resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies (LGBTQA+) community in order to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance and equality for all within the laboratory community.

Participation is open to all employees and retirees of Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, The University of Chicago, Argonne Credit Union and all persons associated with or assigned to the work of the laboratory. Final determination of eligibility rests with the committee.

Spectrum Meeting: Thursday, June 8

Join us for Spectrum’s Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Cafeteria, Building 213, conference room at the north end of the main cafeteria dining room

All Argonne, DOE and UChicago employees are welcome to participate. We are an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations. Allies are always welcome!

On the agenda for this meeting are:

  • Board Election
  • Pride Month activities
  • Spectrum’s Safe Zones program update
  • Determining future meeting locations and times

Spectrum Meeting: Thursday, May 11

Join us for Spectrum’s Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 11 2017
Time: noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Cafeteria, Building 213, conference room at the north end of the main cafeteria dining room

All Argonne, DOE and UChicago employees are welcome to participate. We are an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations. Allies are always welcome!

Transgender Day of Visibility seminar

In light of recent media attention, many people have ideas and opinions about the transgender movement. However, the true experience of being transgender is a personal one. Current and former Argonne employees will share their stories of being transgender, or of helping a transgender family member through their transition. Time will be allocated for questions and answers.

Date: Friday, March 31 2017
Time: noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cafeteria, Building 213, conference room at the north end of the main cafeteria dining room

The above is also listed in Argonne Today

The international Transgender Day of Visibility is observed annually on March 31 and is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.