OUR FOUNDING PURPOSE
We exist so that every LGBTQ+ youth and adult will know what it feels like to belong.
Gerald Dessus and Dr. Khyle Wooten founded Beta Gamma Chi Fraternity on March 21, 2009, with Anthony Fluellen. They were students at Lincoln University, the nation's first degree-granting HBCU, and sought to create an organization that would give voice and a safe space to queer people who struggled to experience belonging in mainstream spaces. They envisioned a fraternity where members could walk boldly in their truth and be innovative and unapologetic about their queerness.
Our founders created Beta Gamma Chi because they believed in the right to a chosen family. They believed every member of the LGBTQ+ community should have access to safe spaces that affirm, validate, and humanize their experiences.
14 years after our founding, Beta Gamma Chi Fraternity continues to provide LGBTQ+ adults with a sense of belonging, resources, and development to live authentically and courageously.