Modern Family: Alumna finds her passion in helping Ohio’s LGBTQ youth
The living room of Kaleidoscope Youth Center is bursting with color. There are fuzzy pink and purple rugs, deep blue painted walls, a red loveseat sandwiched between oversized brown couches, and multi-colored lamps. The center – a cozy house located on Ohio State’s campus – prides itself as being a safe space and a home away from home for youths on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) spectrum, and has done so since opening in 1994.
On one bitterly cold January morning, Siobhan Boyd-Nelson ’05, the center’s development and marketing associate, prepared for the day ahead. Seated on one of couches she recently purchased for the center (using grant money she helped secure), Boyd-Nelson recounted a story that sums up what most excites her about coming to work every day.