Office of Diversity and Inclusion
“LGBTQIAA Resources” & “Gender Identities Resources”:
Dr. Jes Simmons
Lecturer, Composition and Rhetoric
Dr. David Magill
Associate Professor, Literatures of Diversity
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)(www.glsen.org):
A non-profit organization that works to make schools safe and accepting places for students regardless of sexuality, gender identities, or gender expression.
It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org):
An initiative to show LGBTQIAA+ youth what the future can hold. Tens of thousands of people around the world have contributed to inspire youth facing oppression to persevere.
The Trevor Project (www.thetrevorproject.org):
An American non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide among LGBTQIAA+ youth. They run a suicide hotline at 866-488-7386.
Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) (www.asexuality.org):
An online asexual community that promotes public awareness and acceptance of asexuality. They have excellent FAQ pages both for people who think they might be asexual and for their loved ones.
National Center for Transgender Equality (www.transequality.org):
A social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. They mostly work at an institutional level, but they have great resources about trans rights and issues on their website.