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Remembrance Vigil, Resources Available At Penn State For Transgender Awareness Week

To honor all transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse communities, Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will host a “Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, in the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. The reflection night will honor all of the lives lost to transphobic violence in the past year.

Transgender Awareness Week falls from November 13 to 19 this year. The annual observation creates a space for the transgender community to increase visibility and speak on its experiences leading up to the international Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 20.

In addition to the remembrance night, Penn State offers various resources to queer and transgender students year-round. UPUA shared a series of QR codes Sunday afternoon promoting these resources in honor of the upcoming week.

The links feature Penn State’s Clothing Transit, a space that allows the LGBTQ+ community to have the opportunity to shop and exchange clothes for free. Additionally, the QR codes include the university’s AD84 Chosen Identity Policy form, where students may file to change their preferred name, pronoun, gender identity, etc., as well as a voucher to aid in covering the costs of the AD84 forms.

More resources can be found on the Student Affairs website or by visiting the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity directly in its office, which is room LL011 in the HUB.

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