• 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 programs 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

    Coming soon.

    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 other indigenous 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.
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