News and Perspectives


LGBTQ+ International Student Mentoring Program

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The LGBTQ+ International Student Mentoring Program program aims to create long-lasting relationships between new international LGBTQ+ students and upper-level students of the University to share personal and academic guidance and advice. In the program you will make connections with supportive campus community members, participate in fun social gatherings, and encourage academic and personal support: Empower others. Empower yourself!


Conversations on Student Life and the Law: University of Minnesota's Proposed Policy on Gender Identity and Expression

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Student Legal Service is hosting a training and discussion on the proposed University of Minnesota draft Gender Expression & Identity Policy that is currently in a 30 day public comment period on Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Weisman Art Museum. The purpose of this forum to share the background of the policy and discuss implementation. There will be an opportunity for the community to share ideas and strategies. Panelists include Tina Marisam (EOAA), Saby Labor (GSC), and Jay Wilson (Trans Advisory & Action Team).


Call for Applications: Facilitator Training Program for Gender Equity and Access

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at UMN-TC is looking for passionate professionals to serve as inaugural facilitators in anticipation of the implementation of the draft Gender Equity and Access Policy in Fall 2019. This draft policy incorporates four main components: name, gender identity, and pronouns; programs, activities, and facilities; data collection; and data privacy. Full-time University of Minnesota employees may apply.


Pride Alumni Network Launch on October 11

Friday, October 4, 2019

Join Pride at Work and the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life for the official launch of the University of Minnesota Pride Alumni Network on the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day on Friday, October 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

This is the perfect day to launch this new network from the U of M and ALL LGBTQIA+ alumni, friends, and allies are welcome to come out to this FREE event.


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