The year started badly for LGBTQ people in Brazil. January 1, 2019 marked the beginning of Jair Bolsonaro’s presidential mandate, who removed LGBTQ concerns from the Ministry of Human Rights.
Time magazine reveals InterVarsity USA, an influential Christian organization in American universities, plans to fire all employees who would support the equal marriage and LGBTQ people.
Grinnell's College, Iowa decided to propose dormitory room, bathroom, shower room or locker room without gender becoming the first of the state.
Next year, State University of San Diego will offer an undergraduate degree in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies.
While researching today, I found a campaign working toward creating an equal environment for all genders at colleges and universities, The National Student Genderblind Campaign (NSGC). According to their mission statement, they question the way society has dictated that women should room with women and men with men. Why can’t students live with whomever they are at ease?
I am about to graduate from a women’s college in Virginia. I have always loved it here: the people, the community. Generally, I feel safe. I feel secure. I know I can walk around campus holding hands with my girlfriend and no one will care. But trans issues at a women’s college are complicated. Again, I know I am safe, but there are constraints to that safety.
According to transgenderlaw.org, almost 400 colleges and universities have protections for genderqueer students. Some states are more progressive than others. It’s always a good idea to look up the policy at any college or university you are considering.