LGBTQA Resource Center
||The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally (LGBTQA) Resource Center strives to provide related programs, services, trainings, and activities on campus. The Resource Center houses a library as well as information for networking and referrals for the LGBTQA community at Gallaudet University and the broader campus. We strive to serve as a catalyst to ensure a responsive and supportive environment that promotes equity, inclusion, academic success, and social justice for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions at Gallaudet University.
You can learn more about the LGBTQA Resource Center and our background, mission statement, resources, and hours/locations by clicking the links to the left. We welcome you to come explore our lounge, The Hangout (in Hall Memorial Building - South, Suite 141), and better get to know us!
National Trends in Transgender Equality
Presentation by Mara Keisling
Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm (JSAC MPR)
Learn about the latest national trends in transgender equality. The founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. As one of the nation's leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets and is regularly quoted in hundreds of national and local print and broadcast media. You won't want to miss this!
Trans* Awareness Week: What Does This Really Mean, and Why Do We Need It?
Presentation by Alex Leffers (GU '93)
Monday, November 17, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm (JSAC G Area)
Gallaudet alumnus Alex Leffers (GU '93) is an active speaker on trans* topics. A self-identified bisexual transman, Alex is a long-time presenter, educator, and mentor to Deaf transgender individuals. He will share his own experiences and describe the need for greater trans* awareness on the Gallaudet campus. Join us as we kick off the first Trans* Awareness Week at Gallaudet!
Screening of TRANS the Documentary
The popcorn's on us!
You are invited to a special screening of the feature documentary
Monday, November 17, 2014
JSAC Room 1011
Special Guest: Mark Schoen, Producer
Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in collaboration with the LGBTQA Resource Center.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with accommodation requests.
Beyond Transgender 101: Legal Barriers to Employment and Healthcare Access
Presentation by Milo Primeaux
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:30 - 1:50 pm (JSAC 1210)
Transgender people still face immense and systemic barriers to accessing adequate and competent healthcare and substantial employment, even with the implementation of the federal healthcare reform and the progressive policies in the DC Metro Area. This session will provide an overview of the current legal landscape, and will introduce you to some practical strategies you can use to advocate on behalf of transgender people.
Milo Primeaux is the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Whitman-Walker Health, a DC community health center specializing in LGBTQA and HIV/AIDS care.