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.

Gender Inclusive Restrooms: Dos and Don’ts


By Genny Beemyn, Ph.D. Are you working to increase the number of gender inclusive/all-gender restrooms on your campus? Have you thought about the use of language, signage, and privacy/safety? The following list is a quick rundown of “dos” and “don’ts” …
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Queer It Yourself: Pronoun Buttons!

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by Allison Marie Turner 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 …
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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


by Tyler Eilts 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, …
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16 Ways to be a Transgender Advocate and Ally

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Written by Prin, University of South Florida CW: discussion of transphobic behavior and dialogue 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 …
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Transgender Allyship and Advocacy


by Justine Matlock CW: discussion of transphobic behavior and action   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 …
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Advocacy for Trans & Genderqueer Students

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by Caeden Dempsey, National Center for Transgender Equality In the past few years we have seen a rise in the presence of trans and genderqueer students on college campuses across the country.  With this heightened visibility comes increased backlash that …
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Gender Continuum


by Zander Keig 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 …
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TransWiki — TONI Project


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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Greek Life Assessment: Where do you stand on Trans Issues?


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


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

Gender Normative Privilege

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CW: examples are include that relate to various trans experiences, medical procedures, anti-trans ideas of sexual behavior and sexuality, and transphobic/ableist ideas of mental health This outline is a comprehensive list of privileges of gender normatives that should be respected …
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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


by Lydia A. Sausa, M.S. Ed., Ph.D. candidate CW: discussion of transphobic violence and harassment “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 …
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