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Clare Lemke

Dr. Clare Lemke, DIrector

Clare is the Director of the LGBT Resource Center, as of February 2019. Clare comes to the University of Utah from Iowa State University, where she served as the Assistant Director of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success. She has a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, where her research focused on the history of sexuality, LGBTQ social movements, U.S.-based feminist movements, and queer femininities. She is committed to fostering a university community that celebrates queer and trans histories, cultures, and lives. In her free time, Clare loves to cook, shop at thrift stores and                                              farmer’s markets, watch movies, travel, and spend time with her magnificent bulldog.

                                   Clare is available to meet with students who are seeking support or resources, or, students, faculty, and staff who are                                                     interested in collaborating with the LGBT Resource Center. To set up an appointment with Clare, please email the Executive                                           Secretary, Bree Peacock, at



Gabriella Blanchard


Gabriella is the Coordinator of Education and Outreach at the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center. She has a passion for social justice, social healing, trauma-informed community building, and getting away with whatever she can. She is an idealist committed to justice work. Gabriella has also gone by the name Bri(anne) in the past, and will likely change her name again in the future. She answers to many names. Ella is available to meet with students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns. 



Bree PeacockBree Peacock, Executive Secretary
pronouns: she/her/hers

Bree is the Executive Secretary here at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in studio art with concentrations in photography and graphic design. She is passionate about LGBTQ activism, hiking, traveling, and doing photography whenever she can. 



Lenny LiechtyLenny Liechty, Student Staff
pronouns: he/him/his

Lenny is a pre-med student in Middle Eastern Studies. He loves learning new languages, watching emotionally wracking movies, and traveling around on his trusty scooter. Lenny believes in the realization of equity through Social Justice, queer and trans activism, and embracing cultural identities.


ComstockCOMSTOCK, Student Staff
pronouns: SHE/HER/HERS

Comstock is an art student studying ceramics. She pursues means of integrating the queer experience into visual artwork as part of a dedication to social justice, intersectionality, and radical means of expression. She is a believer in the power of community and transformative praxis. In her spare time, Comstock enjoys poetry, museums, and hiking.


Bethany RunstenBethany Runsten, Graduate Assistant 
pronouns: she/her/hers/they/them/theirs

Bethany is in her second year of being the Graduate Assistant for the LGBT Resource Center, and will graduate in May of 2019! She earned her B.A. in Global Studies from University of the Pacific in California in 2017, and enjoys superheroes, pilates, learning about different countries, and considering the connections between gender, sexuality, and culture.


Last Updated: 2/19/19