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Penn State Student Affairs To Host Transgender Awareness Month Events

The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD), a section of Penn State Student Affairs, will host multiple events throughout November to celebrate Transgender Awareness Month.

The events are designed to celebrate the transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse communities. They’re also intended to remember the lives of transphobic violence victims.

This month’s schedule of events includes:

  • Día De Los Muertos Celebration November 2 This Day of the Dead celebration will commemorate the lives and memories of those within the LGBTQ+ community who have passed. The CSGD’s alter will be decorated and guests can visit during normal operating hours.
  • Late Night in the Center “A Celebration of Black Queer Lives” November 4 @ 5 p.m. — This event will take place in the HUB Robeson Center LL011 and will be livestreamed on the CSGD’s Facebook page.
  • Student Ally Workshop November 5 Students who are interested in this workshop can register here.
  • Clothing Transit November 8 & 14 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This event will take place twice throughout the week, and will be on the HUB Lawn.
  • “Do Your Work: The Internal Anti-Racism Journey” with Trystan Reese November 10 @ 3 p.m. — In this Zoom workshop, Reese will speak on anti-racism work for white students and faculty. Students and faculty interested in participating in this workshop can access this Zoom link. To access the Zoom meeting, use password 679522.
  • New & Q: A Queer Peers Event November 12 @ 5 p.m. Students interested in this event can register here.
  • Safer People Safer Places Transgender and Gender Inclusion Workshop — November 13 @ 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Participants can register here.
  • Safer People Safer Places – Foundations — November 16 @ 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Students interested in this event can register here.
  • Late Night in the Center – “Safe at Home” — November 18 @ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. — Students participating in this virtual Zoom discussion will discuss strategies about traveling home for the holidays with CAPS counselors. Counselors will discuss ways to prioritize self-care and how to navigate going home to an environment that may not be accepting of students’ LGBTQ+ identities. Students can join with this Zoom link.
  • LGBTQ+ Stem Day — November 18 This day commemorates those who identify as LGBTQ+ that are involved in the STEM community. To learn more, click here.
  • Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Video — November 19 This keystone event honors the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals around the world. The video release will remember those who were killed in 2019 because of anti-transgender and non-binary violence. To view the video, click here.
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance — November 20 This event honors the lives and memories of those who were killed because of acts of anti-transgender violence. To learn more about this event, click here.

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