Call for Programs & Registration Now Open For Tabla Conference @ UCR on January 18, 2014
NAMES & Neighbors of UCR will host the Tabla Conference on Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ UC Riverside. The purpose of the Tabla Conference is to build coalitons between Queer and Trans* students and allies with cultural ties to South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Click here to visit the conference web site.
Program proposal deadline has been extended to December 6. Submit a program proposal by clicking here.
Register online for the conference by December 6 by clicking here.
UC Riverside Named a Top-25 LGBT-Friendly Campus in U.S.
Using factors leading to a campus experience that is inclusive, welcoming andf respectful of LGBT people as measured by the Campus Climate Index, Campus Pride named UC Riverside one of the top LGBT-Friendly universities in the nation for the second year in a row. UCR rated highly in LGBT Policy Inclusion, Support & Institutional Commitment, LGBT Academic Life, Student Life, Housing, Campus Safety, Counseling & Health and Recruitment and Retention Efforts. Other California campuses in the Top 25 are Stanford University, USC, and UC Santa Cruz. See the complete story here.
Please Welcome Program Coordinator Sy Simms to the Front Desk of the LGBT Resource Center
Sy Simms joins us here at the LGBT Resource center on Friday, November 1st, as the Program Coordinator. A graduate of Pitzer College, Sy has spent the last year as the Graduate Connections intern at the UCSD LGBT Resource Center. They are also one of the facilitators for T*Camp, an intercampus retreat for trans*/ genderqueer and gender questioning college students. Sy is stationed at the welcome desk of the Center's lounge, so be sure and stop by and say hey.
Download the Queer Trans Youth Visibility Project first Zine
Click here to download a PDF of the first zine to celebrate queer trans youth visibility in the Inland Empire. Permission is given by the creators to share this link and download free, far and wide.
LGBT Resource Center Launches TransFigures Poster Project
The TransFigures Poster Project is an awareness campaign that seeks to educate and to celebrate the lives and achievement of Trans* individuals. The first series includes thirteen 11 x 17 color posters, featuring Ryka Aoki, Dr. Van Bailey, Genny Beemyn, D'Lo, Vicki Estrada, Phyllis Frye, Ricky Garcia, Raquel Gutierrez, Tania "T" Hammidi, Jennifer Leitham, Deirdre McCloskey, Bamby Salcedo, and Mia Yamamoto. Posters are available as both low- and high-resolution downloadable *pdf documents. The project was developed by UCR Summer Graduate Intern Kayla Lisenby. Learn more, including access to an Education Guide and how to be a featured individual in future poster series, on the TransFigures Poster Project web page.
UC Riverside Named a Top-10 Trans-Friendly Campus in U.S.
From The Advocate (8/15/12):
"...UC Riverside (UCR) is one of the country’s most active colleges in educating the campus about trans people. Through its LGBT Resource Center, UCR offers an ally training program specifically about the experiences of trans people, and it commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance through a series of posters displayed around campus that feature individuals who have been murdered because of their gender identity or expression. Complimenting this effort, the center is currently developing a poster project of important living trans figures, with a focus on trans people of color. In 2005, UCR was the first public college in the U.S. to offer gender-inclusive housing for both incoming and returning students. This year, the college collaborated with eight other campuses to organize the country’s first intercampus retreat for trans/genderqueer and gender-questioning college students, building on a highly successfully trans retreat at UC Irvine in 2011.volunteers."