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  • Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs

    HU logo lgbtqia: rainbow circle with the Hamline H in the centerHamline University's campus-wide Sexualities and Gender Diversity Programs 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. We work to create opportunities to 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; students to take leadership on these issues in their academic, work, and the student organizations they are members and leaders.

    Upcoming Events     

    Fidgety Fairytale's LGBTQ+ Musical Event

    Tuesday March 3rd | 5:30-8:30, Sundin Music Hall

    A theater performance that focuses specifically on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth. The theater production is sponsored by the MN Association for Children's Mental Health, School of Education, and Sexualities & Gender Diversity Programs.  Please RSVP here.

    This youth-led production uses queer versions of familiar fairy tales to raise awareness about depression and anxiety. The 40 minute performance will be followed by a discussion with a panel of educators, students, and advocates for LGBTQ+ equity in K-12 schools.


    a trip to the theater to see... INTERSTATE at the Mixed Blood Theater 

    Thursday March 12th - Play starts  : 7:30pm, we will meet at the Bishop to board a Hamline vans at 6:30pm, bus leaves at 6:45pm

    Spectrum and Sexualities & Gender Diversity Programs is headed to see Interstate, want to join us sign up here

    Written by Melissa Li and Kit Yan. Interstate is an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer, and his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter. Together, they form Queer Malady, an activist band that becomes internet-famous. Interstate (March 6 - March 29 at Mixed Blood Theatre). 


     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. 4pm GLC 110W every other week starting up again in February. Learn more about Spectrum's meeting schedule here.

    Transform, a trans* identified student group, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 4pm, during the Spring semester. | Contact t. aaron hans for more information and location.

    LGBTQIA Faculty & Staff Brown Bag Lunches - 1st 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 Programs 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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