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Trans Advocacy

In the past few years, there has been a rise in the presence of trans and genderqueer students on college campuses across the country.  With this heightened visibility comes increased backlash that manifests itself in physical harassment and other forms of discrimination toward trans people. More than 90% of two- and four-year institutions in the United States remain completely inaccessible and inhospitable to transgender students. Learn more in the Campus Pride Trans Policy Clearinghouse as well as read these successful strategies and tools for trans and genderqueer advocacy on campus.

Queer It Yourself: Pronoun Buttons!

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Welcome to Queer It Yourself, a series on using arts-and-crafts to make your spaces more safe, fun and QUEER! Want a fun craft you can do to create more inclusive spaces on your campus? Today, Campus Pride teaches you how …
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Women’s Colleges Address Transgender Issues on Campus

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 Although to date only four women’s colleges have implemented inclusive transgender policies, it is a topic on the forefront at numerous campuses. As the public conversation evolves—with a Time magazine cover featuring Laverne Cox, a best-selling autobiography by Janet Mock …
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Gender Inclusive Bathroom Signage

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A necessary evil which pushes our privacy boundaries into the open: Public restrooms. Public restrooms can prove challenging to many individuals who are differently gendered from the falsely dichotomous “Male” or “Female” stick figure depictions on bathroom signage. Thankfully, many colleges …
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16 Ways to be a Transgender Advocate and Ally

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Written by Prin, University of South Florida The variations in community experiences between different locations is fascinating to me. In Tampa, Florida, I am heavily involved in the transgender community, and I know many different stories of trans people. While …
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Resources to Help Create a Safe Zone Training

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by Andrew Salman, 2014 Campus Pride Summer Fellow, Western Kentucky University Safe Zone Training (also often referred to as Safe Space) can be an important first step and ongoing process toward improving campus climate for LGBTQ students.  Safe Zone Trainings …
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Transgender Allyship and Advocacy

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  The transgender community is one of the most underrepresented, misinterpreted, and misunderstood facets of the LGBTQIA community- as such, in our society we/they face unprecedented rates of violence, higher risks of homelessness and drug addiction, and extremely high rates …
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Trans Issues in College Athletics

In August 2011, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Office of Inclusion released a report titled NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Student-Athletes co-authored by Dr. Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll. The 34-page resource guide is meant to “provide guidance to NCAA …
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National Student Genderblind Campaign

It’s not something you usually think about. “Girls” live with “girls,” and “guys” live with “guys.” It has always been that way and we assume it always will be that way.  But maybe it’s time to reconsider. Based on the …
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Gender Continuum

Are You a Boy or a Girl? I can’t keep track of how many times a child has asked me that question, in public no less, like while waiting in line to buy popcorn at the movies or in the …
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TransWiki — TONI Project

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The TONI PROJECT provides transgender non-discrimination information for campuses. The TONI project is a first-of-its-kind space for students to share college and university policies important to transgender people. Use this site to learn about campus housing policies, health plans, and curricula, …
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5 Case Studies to Prep for Trans Issues

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How would your campus respond? These helpful series of scenarios and case studies prepare college campuses for supporting transgender people.  Now is the time.  Ask the right questions on how to solve these issues. CASE STUDY #1: Lucy, a female …
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Understanding the Trans Umbrella

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The trans umbrella is a useful way to think about gender identities and expressions outside of the traditional male/female binary. These identities include crossdressers, intersex people, gender variant people, and others. Download the Trans Umbrella to learn more about gender …
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Greek Life Assessment: Where do you stand on Trans Issues?

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I thought it might be helpful to “boil it down” into a few key questions for you to ask yourself, your students, your colleagues, administration, national leaders, etc. Remember this is all about a beginning the conversation. Prospective Students A prospective student is …
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Transgender Educational and Support Resources

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This is a compiled list of resources and support for transgender education and research. Transgender Educational and Support Resources Share with others!facebooktwittergooglepinteresttumblrlinkedinenvelope

Gender Normative Privilege

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This outline is a comprehensive list of privileges of gender normatives that should be respected when working and interacting with gender normative people. Gender Normative Privilege Share with others!facebooktwittergooglepinteresttumblrlinkedinenvelope

Suggested Steps to Make Campuses More Trans-Inclusive

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To assist colleges and universities in becoming more supportive of transgender students, staff, and faculty, we offer the following practical recommendations in areas where gender-variant people are likely to encounter discrimination on campuses: health care, residence halls, bathrooms, locker rooms, …
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The Trans Umbrella

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The Trans Umbrella This resource from Lambda 10 Project is an informative guide of terms to include all variants of transgender people. These words are social constructs developed over time. New language is constantly formed to unite community members as …
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23 Ways to Put Trans Advocacy into Action

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by Lydia A. Sausa, M.S. Ed., Ph.D. candidate “I felt alone and isolated. No one cared. No one really understood me and what I was going through. I loved school, but I never felt safe there because I was trans. I …
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