"The University of Minnesota’s Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life joined a pen pal project to keep queer students connected in a period of social distancing and stay-at-home orders.
The program, “Emerging Connections: Queer Pen Pal Project,” creates community-building opportunities by randomly pairing queer students with one another. It is a cross-institutional effort, with participant LGBTQ+ resource centers in Minnesota, Michigan, Nevada and Texas. Participating students have the option to pair with students at their own university or at partner institutions. Once paired, students can decide how they will communicate, whether by email, video chat, text or written letters."