• Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives


    HU logo lgbtqia: rainbow circle with the Hamline H in the centerHamline 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     

    World AIDS Day Remembrance & Awareness Vigil  | Thursday, Nov. 30th - 7:15 pm Hamline Bishop - March of Solidarity | 7:30 pm Hamline Church United Methodist - Service and Reception - Hamline Church is located at 1514 Englewood Avenue in St. Paul

    A reflective, inter-faith, intergenerational, and intersectional remembrance, commemorating those who have died of AIDS and those who live with AIDS and HIV. All Hamline students, faculty, staff, and greater community members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments to follow after the vigil.  Hamline Church United Methodist; The Minnesota AIDS Project; and Hamline University's Religion Department, Sexualities and Gender Diversity Initiatives, and the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice are holding a service of remembrance for World AIDS Day 2017.  

    LGBTQ+ Persons and the Law: Examining Contemporary Issues in American Justice Systems  |  December 7th, 4:00pm-5:15pm, GLC 224W

    Students studying issues of sexuality and the law will be hosting hosting a presentation about topics of interest from their course this past semester. The presentation examines a breadth of contemporary justice-related issues for the LGBTQ+ community. Topics range from transgender restroom access, LGBTAQ+ criminalization and incarceration, an overview of employment law, and emerging family law issues in custody and adoption contexts. If you are interested email queer@hamline.edu

    Sexualities and Gender Diversity Trainings - sign up here!

    • Sexualities & Gender Diversity 101 - Tuesday January 2018 9th 1-3pm, Anderson Center 304
    • Sexualities & Gender Diversity 102-104 Training Series - Thursday/Tuesday, 1-3pm,  January 11th, 16th, and 18th. 

    To keep up-to-date with events and happenings sign up for the LGBTQIA List serve.

    Ongoing Events

    Spectrum, HU's student led LGBTQIA student group. First meeting Tues. 19th, 4pm GLC 110W. Learn more about Spectrum's meeting schedule here.

    Transform, a trans* identified student group, 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 4pm. | Contact t. aaron hans for more information and location.

    LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Brown Bag Lunches - 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 11:30-12:30, Anderson 315

    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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, and asexual. The intent is to represent these identities and 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, transsexual, crossdresser, drag, genderqueer, two spirit (and other indigenous community identities), androgynous, a-gender, bigender, and people who are gender diverse and gender expressive. The asterisk is used as a visible signifier of the complexity and diversity of trans* communities.

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