Transcending Boundaries, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, asexual, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels. Our work includes an annual conference, community outreach, and educational resources.
El/La is an organization for translatinas that works to build collective vision and action to promote our survival and improve our quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because we exist in a world that fears and hates transgender people, women and immigrants, we fight for justice. We respond to those who see us as shameful, disposable or less than human. We are here to reflect the style and grace of our survival, and to make new paths for ourselves.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Founded in 2011, it is the only national organization led by trans youth.
National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition's mission is to help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people!
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people–inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers–creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning Adelphi University student and would like a place to support–and receive support–from other LGBTQIA+ students, join the LGBTQIA+ Empowerment Group!
Using the Campus Pride Index assessment tool to identify areas of growth, new initiatives and new programs to accomplish this mission, the LGBTQIA+ Task Force’s ultimate goal is for Adelphi University to be an authentically inclusive campus for all members of the LGBTQ+ community as evidenced by a 5-star rating on the Campus Pride Index.
Community members across our campus have organized around goals and initiatives which aim to advance the cause of diversity at Adelphi. The following are a small sample of the wide range of activities that occur every year on Adelphi’s campus.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender-nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation
On May 6, 2020, The U.S. Department of Education announced sweeping changes in Title IX, the federal civil rights law that protects people in educational settings from discrimination based on sex. The changes impact how colleges handle sexual assault and sexual harassment complaints. The changes detailed in the 2,000+ page document were required to take effect on August 14, 2020. Adelphi University met the deadline for implementation and has remained in compliance with these regulations.
Curriculum serves as a mirror when it reflects individuals and their experiences back to themselves. At the same time, curriculum serves as a window when it introduces and provides the opportunity to understand the experiences and perspectives of those who possess different identities. An inclusive curriculum should be balanced and include diverse windows and mirrors for every student.
No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled “The Misfits” by popular author, James
Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends trying to survive the seventh grade in the face of all too
frequent taunts based on their weight, height, intelligence, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
All students of color deserve to have a safe and accepting environment to explore who they are, and schools should be this environment for our students. In general, this report shows a mistrust of educators and the school system by LGBTQ+ students of color, resulting in them being unlikely to report harassment.
The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense. Precise use of terms in regards to gender can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with gender.
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
Adelphi University offers training workshops to employees in collaboration with community partners that promote equity around issues such as race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, marital and veteran status.
As a contemporary institution of learning, Adelphi University encourages students, faculty and staff to seek educational experiences outside of the traditional classroom. A variety of diversity-focused training and mentoring programs provide opportunities for members of our community to broaden their horizons and improve our campus climate for all individuals.
We value the richness in human differences. Our welcoming atmosphere has earned us honors from the Campus Pride Index, Military Friendly, Schools, and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
Perhaps you identify with a marginalized, oppressed community, or perhaps you identify with a cross-section of minorities statuses. If so, this LibGuide may be a good starting point to explore your heritage, help you cope with sexuality, or identity issues related to discrimination.
Gender Justice League is a Washington State gender and sexuality civil and human rights organization based in Seattle, Washington.
In 2012, GJL was started by a group of long-time trans, queer, and allied activists who were looking to increase the community’s capacity to address cissexism, transphobia, transmisogyny, and the homo, bi, and queer phobias that trans and gender diverse people face.
Gender Justice League has focused on elevating civil and human rights for trans and gender diverse people by creating community through advocacy efforts and shared leadership development. Recognizing that only 4% of employees in the major LGBTQ+ organizations are trans, and that trans people face nearly double the unemployment rate of cis people, GJL’s gender justice model seeks to empower trans people to combat the structural oppression, discrimination, and violence that we face in our daily lives.