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Tina Coyne

Assistant Director for the LGBT Resource Center

626 Thurston Ave Ithaca NY 14850 (third floor)

Tina Coyne (she/they) is the Assistant Director for the LGBT Resource Center. As the AD, she focuses on implementing educational and community focused programming, running the center, and providing direct support to students. Tina centers their experiences serving as a former K-12 art educator and queer organizational director in their work, often taking creative and anarchist approaches to support LGBTQ+ student development. She fondly refers to her role in higher education as part-time educator and full-time queer party planner.

Tina’s research approaches equitable representations in the arts, applying queer theory to question how aesthetics, self-expression, and creative activism interact with institutional hierarchies. They are the founder of Queer Aesthetics, a radical arts journal prompting discourse around queer art production and analysis. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Texas State University, a MA in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University, and was selected as the 2020 Grant A. Larson Scholar & Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholar. Tina enjoys going camping and hiking with her dog Dave, and is smitten with road trips, modern art, horror films, animation, genre tropes, and her Olympus Stylus.