Students participate in the PRIDE parade in downtown Akron

Inclusive Excellence
LGBTQ+ Resources

CQ9游戏官网和阿克伦社区为CQ9游戏官网社区的LGBTQ+成员提供了许多资源, students who are exploring questions of identity, and for people on campus looking to support LGBTQ+ students and colleagues.

2022 National Coming Out Day
Tuesday, October 11th


Students involvement supports national coming out day at The University of Akron

Tuesday, Oct. 11, marks the 34th National Coming Out Day, 庆祝LGBTQ+群体,并提高人们对继续争取平等权利和被接纳的意识.

这一天也让CQ9游戏官网想起1987年在华盛顿举行的同性恋权利游行, which led to increased LGBTQ+ activism.

The Department of Student Life 庆祝LGBTQ+学生、教师、合同专业人员和大学工作人员 “Zips of Pride” poster.

The “Zips of Pride” mission is to help our University family build community, increase visibility across campus and support all LGBTQ+ identities. This poster features members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Students from the organization Pride in STEMM at The University of Akron

Student Groups

LGBTCQ9游戏官网
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 阿克伦的跨性别者联盟(Transgender Union of Akron)为所有LGBTQ+群体的学生提供了一个社区空间,并为酷儿学生和盟友提供各种主题的教育.

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Students from the organization Pride in STEMM at The University of Akron

Pride in STEMM
组织关注stem学科的LGBTQ+学生,专注于建立社区, raising awareness, and fighting for equity.

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Gay-Straight Law Alliance
阿克伦法的同性恋-异性恋法律联盟将努力培养宽容的理想, respect, understanding, 在社会上人人享有平等的法律地位和特权, primarily focusing on those individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex.

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Gay-Straight Alliance at Wayne College
韦恩大学同性恋-异性恋联盟俱乐部(WCGSA)是一个为所有种族的学生提供服务/学习的组织, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation a safe place. The purpose of a GSA is to provide students, 校园里的一个俱乐部/组织,在那里他们和其他人在一起感到安全,不会因为他们是谁或他们如何认识自己而评判他们.

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Campus support


Campus resources

Switching your chosen name mid-semester & how to have the conversation with professors

CQ9游戏官网知道,接近你的教授可能会让你在过渡期间感到不舒服. Sending an email could help make the conversation easier. 电子邮件可以很有用地解释他们所选择的名字或代词的差异,而他们之前可能知道你或在他们的班级名册上.

An example email might look like:

Dear Professor _________,

I am a student in your (insert class name here). 我今天联系你是想让你知道我以前用过这个名字(此处插入合法名称). My name shows up on your roster as (insert legal name here), but my chosen name is (insert chosen name here). My pronouns are (insert pronouns here). 我会在我的作业上写上(插入我选择的名字),如果你在课堂上这么叫我,我会很感激. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

(Chosen name)

Crisis Hotlines

Trans Lifeline (can use texting)

The Trevor Project — Saving Young LGBTQ Lives (can use texting)

Crisis Text Line - text START to 741-741

Support in and around Akron, Ohio

Summa Health Pride Clinic:接受过LGBTQ+独特健康需求培训并致力于满足这些需求的提供者提供的整体保健服务

Margie’s Hope: Provides community and support to transgender, nonbinary, and Gender nonconforming individuals, partners, and families around the greater Akron community

TransOhio: TransOhio为俄亥俄州的跨性别者和盟友社区提供服务, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

CANAPI:阿克伦的社区组织,服务和促进女同性恋的福祉, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, 通过教育向(LGBTQ)社区和艾滋病毒风险和/或影响者提出质疑, support services, quality housing, and advocacy.

Equality Ohio Legal Clinic free legal clinic offering help with name change and paperwork, consumer, family, and civil downs law and administrative help.

Equitas Health LGBTQ+ positive hospital system

WAKE Food Bank WAKE Food Bank是一个由跨性别人士拥有和运营的组织,为俄亥俄东北部有需要的人提供食品援助. Their services are free, discreet, and secular. No proof of income or employment required.

PFLAG Akron Support group for family and friends of the LGBTQ+ community

Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce networking and education group for professionals

Hope and Healing - Resources for survivors

Akron Pride Festival -团结和肯定LGBTQ+群体和盟友,通过捍卫人类公平来庆祝多样性和促进对所有个人的接受.


National Organizations

Out in Science Technology, Engineering以及LGBTQ+学生和STEM领域专业人士的数学组织

GLSEN 同性恋和异性恋教育网络研究和开发课堂资源

GLAAD Guidance for media and storytellers, evaluates media representation, and maintains language guides and glossaries

National Black Justice Coalition NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.

National Center for Transgender Equality NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice

TransLatin@ Coalition 翻译拉丁语联盟(TLC)的使命是倡导居住在美国的翻译拉丁语社区的特殊需求.S.A. and to plan strategies that improve our quality of life.

Dignity USA – LGBTQ+ Catholics

Keshet – for LGBTQ+ Jewish people

MPVUSA- LGBTQ+ Muslims

Gaychurch.org -Lists open and affirming churches in your area. Based on zip code. Also includes resources.

Quick tips for Faculty and Staff

Model acceptance, especially if you are in a leadership role.

To support students:

  • 有很多方法可以在你的教室和办公室创造一种文化,向LGBTQ+学生表明你支持他们.
  • Getting trained and educated on LGBTQ+ topics is an important first step. 如果你还没有,或者需要复习,请在你的Bdownspace页面上填写课程名称. This course goes over terminology, how to support students and colleagues in transition or who may come out to you, and pronoun use. The Counseling and Testing Center also offers Ally Safe Zone Training. Be sure to sign-up when this opportunity is available. And, 继续追求职业发展,以确保提供包容性, safe, and affirming educational practices.
  • Assume that LGBTQ+ students are in your classes. 说话、教学和行为,就好像你的学生并非都是顺性别或异性恋. Instead of using “ladies and gentlemen” to start your class, say “Okay everyone, let’s get started” or “Okay, class.”
  • 在你的教学大纲课上,分发一份“了解我”的课堂调查可能是一个有趣的想法. You could ask them about what they are excited most for in this class, what topics they may worry about covering in class, what their pronouns are, and their chosen name.
  • 在你的办公室张贴标志,帮助学生传达你是一个安全的人,当他们走进门. 这可能是在你自己的代词上设置按钮或标志,或者在你的墙上显示“性别面包人”信息图,或者有一个标志写着“我支持LGBTQ+学生”.
  • 如果你看到或听到关于性别歧视或基于性取向的歧视, submit a referral to: lydiasdoulaservice.com/help

To support colleagues:

  • Like supporting students, 有很多方法可以创造一个支持LGBTQ+同事的工作环境.
  • Getting trained and educated on LGBTQ+ topics is an important first step. 如果你还没有,或者需要复习,请在你的Bdownspace页面上填写课程名称. This course goes over terminology, how to support students and colleagues in transition or who may come out to you, and pronoun use. The Counseling and Testing Center also offers Ally Safe Zone Training. Be sure to sign-up when this opportunity is available. And, 继续追求职业发展,以确保你提供的是一种包容性, safe, and affirming workplace environment.
  • Show your support. 作为盟友进行强有力的对话可以创造一个包容的环境,并有助于表明多样性的价值. 你可能不知道哪些人没有外出工作,这些对话可以帮助创造一种环境,让人们觉得可以很舒服地出来工作. And if you hear anti-LGBTQ+ conversations, say something.
  • Do not assume someone’s identity or pronouns. But, also do not pressure someone to come out.
Photo take by Myers Art student at The University of Akron

Photo by: Mari Pykus, student in Myers School of Art at The University of Akron

Further Learning through arts and reading

下面的资源是为了进一步学习和探索,代表了各种经验和观点.

Terminology List

How to be an Ally

Books

  • Trans In College; by Z Nicolazzo
  • Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • 有色人种的酷儿和变性艺术家:CQ9游戏官网生活中的一些故事,妮娅·金编辑
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua
  • Transgender History by Susan Stryker
  • Gender Outlaws by Kate Borenstein
  • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
  • Seasonal Velocities by Rya Aoki

Podcasts and short videos

Articles

Film/ TV/ web series


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