• Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives

    Hamline University's campus-wide Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives are focused on creating a dynamic campus community that affirms and supports sexual and gender diversity and promotes healthy and safe relationships. This work is part of the larger campus-wide equity and diversity initiatives working to develop a welcoming and inclusive environment for all – students, faculty, and staff. LGBTQIA people come from every walk of life, and our communities include people who are affected by every system of oppression, not just homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

    In order to create a supportive and welcoming environment on campus, programs and initiatives have been developed for faculty, staff and students. These initiatives include campus wide trainings and other educational programming, specific leadership training opportunities for students, and training for faculty and staff to develop and create more welcoming classroom and community spaces on campus. The Queer2Peer mentoring program fosters mentoring relationships between faculty, staff, and students. Additional campus initiatives encourage faculty and staff to take leadership on LGBTQIA issues in their offices and academic departments.

    Upcoming Events

    Twin Cities Pride Events 

    Sign Up for TC Pride Booth
    Hamline University wants you to volunteer to represent us, at our Twin Cities Pride booth on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at Twin Cities Pride (time slots range from 8am-6pm). Hamline students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate. Visit the volunteer webpage to sign up.  

    Sign up to march with Hamline 
    in the Twin Cities Parade  - Sunday June 28th from 10:30 am till 2pm. 
    Join the Hamline Community, others from the ACTC schools, and others from institutions in the Minnesota Private Colleges Council (MPCC) march in the parade contingent at this year's Twin Cities Pride. Please RSVP online and we will share more information directly with you in the coming weeks. 
    Anyone supportive of LGBTQIA communities, from any of the MPCC affiliated colleges and universities, can join in the parade group. Please contact 
    t. aaron hans if you have any questions. 

    Ongoing Events:

    • LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Brown Bag Lunches, third Monday of each month from 11:30-12:30, GLC 138S - Faculty Lounge

    Do you have ideas about events and programming that you would like to see on campus, ways you see yourself engaging and collaborating? Please contact t. aaron hans, the Hamline University staff member, who leads the Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives campus-wide. aaron wants to engages as many people as possible on campus (student, faculty, staff, and alumni). So, if we haven't met, please introduce yourself (call 651-623-2380 or email tahans@hamline.edu).

    A Note About Language
    Since we all use language differently, when we use:

    • LGBTQIA, it is an acronym for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, and asexual. The intent is to represent these identities, but also related identities not explicitly included in the acronym.
    • Trans*, refers to the broad community that encompasses the spectrum of gender identities that includes but is not limited to: transgender, transsexuals, crossdresser, drag, genderqueer, two spirit (and otherindigenous community identities), androgynous,a gender, bigender, and people who are gender non-conforming. The asterisk is used as a visible signifier of the complexity and diversity of trans* communities.
  • Upcoming Events

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