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The Task ForceThe Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT Issues is a campus committee whose members are representative of campus constituencies. Its function is to offer advice and assistance to the Chancellor, Provost and Equal Opportunity Officer ensuring that the voices of LGBT employees and students are heard and that equal opportunities for LGBT employees and students continue to be carried out as fundamental responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employment and student life.
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According to a newly-published UW-Madison study, transgendered Wisconsin high school students believe a shift is taking place within the educational system, from more awareness and acceptance about transgender identity to producing solutions which benefit transgender students’ needs and accommodations.
In spite of these positives, the study finds some negative aspects still exist which must be addressed, such as outdated school policies to uneducated staff and students about transgendered issues and needs, as well as ending bullying tactics and providing gender inclusive facilities. You can read the entire article here: Progress for Transgender Students
Do you believe our schools are doing better when it comes to transgender students’ needs and issues? What else do you think can be done to create solutions to improve policies and create safer learning environments for all students?
The LGBT* Task Force is looking for nominations for the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence award. These awards recognize members of the LGBT* campus community and dedicated allies who promote and contribute to leadership in our campus community and celebrate supportive campus entities and initiatives related to the LGBT* community. Awards will be presented at the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 4:30-6pm in the Fern Young Terrace. Applications/nominations will be reviewed by members of the Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT* Issues and staff from the PB Poorman PRIDE Center.
If you know of someone you would like to nominate for this award and recognition, please fill out this form: 2015 Rainbow Celebration Award Application For students who are graduating, please fill out this form: 2015 Rainbow Celebration Graduate Form.
An application/nomination must be completed by a UW-Whitewater student or employee and returned to Cindy Konrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Career & Leadership Development by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 10, 2015 to be considered.
Nominate someone you know today, so they can be honored for all their hard work in support of the LGBT* community on campus!
The LGBT* Task Force met for the first time this Spring Semester on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Here is what what discussed as well as highlights of upcoming events:
- Individual and family therapist Jessica Kota from Mingus Mountain Academy will speak about The Two-Spirited: Living in Multiple Worlds on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in UC 275A from 3:30-4:30pm
- Film: (A)sexual – Facing a sex obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, asexuals-people who experience no sexual attraction—struggle to claim their identity – Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Warhawk Connection Center from 3:30-5pm
- Committee will soon be taking nominations for the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence awards, so keep watch for more applications and fill them out for anyone you would like to see honored for their contributions to the LGBT* community
Interested in finding out more about what was discussed? Read the Full Minutes to find out more!
The UW-Whitewater Queer Cultural Series presents several fun and exciting events for the Spring 2015 semester.