Below are University resources for those identifying with, or interested in issues related to, our LGBTIQ & Ally communities. Just click on the header to expand a section!
You can also explore the CME-offered LGBTIQA programs, and the many community-based resources on our Around Town page.
We also welcome your suggestions (contact us) on what additional information we can provide!
The following free PDF resources are available for viewing, downloading and/or printing; but do require the FREE Acrobat Reader software to open.
All-gender RESTROOMS (UPDATED 9-2014): A list of gender neutral/inclusive restrooms on campus--those whose design and/or label make them available to anyone who needs to use them, regardless of sex or gender identity/expression. Also available as an
interactive Google map
: a compilation of just some of the accomplishments, initiatives, events and resources for, by and at DU over the last several years. Let us know what we're missing!
LGBTIQ&A-related COURSE LIST
(Spring 2017): Most quarters, we compile and publish a list of courses focused on &/or including LGBTIQA, larger sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and other related identities. Instructors, please submit your course (term, course #, title, meeting days/times, brief blurb) to us!
HIV/STI Testing Resources
: In addition to safer sex supplies available at our office (among other campus locations), this guide provides info about on/off-campus testing sites, costs and levels of anonymity.
: Ever wondered what the acronym stands for? Or what a particular term means? Check out this abridged glossary, drawn from DU Q&A Training resources and our longer, 4-page glossary.
- DU area
LGBT-friendly RELIGIOUS communities
(UPDATED 9-2016): A compilation of the nearest, explicitly welcoming faith congregations/ organizations. (PFLAG Denver also publishes a regional list.)
Guide to LGBTIQA DENVER
: A compilation of LGBTIQ/friendly venues, shops and services in the Denver, as suggested by other Pioneers. UPDATED 9-2016
Chancellor & Provost's Oct 4, 2010 statement
in response to national LGBTQ youth suicides.
of books, movies and other LGBTIQ & Ally-related media (list of holdings) for checkout at our office during business hours.
NOTE: In spring 2016, we donated the bulk of our collection to the University Libraries, to make them more widely and easily available, and to ensure their professional care. Search the online catalog for on-campus, interlibrary and digital titles!
Please let us know of any additions or corrections you'd suggest to these resources, and/or other topics about which we should develop resources.
Click the header above for a collection of resource guides and reference sheets, such as LGBTIQ&A terminology, a map of campus all-gender restrooms, welcoming faith communities, and more!
We also have a
PDF project wishlist
of resources we could use your help in creating/updating! These are opportunities for individuals, groups and even classes to develop useful skills in service to our larger communities. Check them out, and let us know your questions and interest!
Campus Resource Offices
The following programs and services currently have posted explicitly inclusive information:
: provides points to consider in career planning and job search for LGBTIQ and Ally students.
Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Empowerment
(CAPE, formerly GVESS): provides prevention education and survivor support resources, including for same-gender interpersonal and relationship violence. Diverse volunteers are also needed; see opportunities here.
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
: Clinic provides sliding scale individual and group therapy to campus and community members, including transgender/sexual counseling.
Health & Counseling Center
: offers individual, couples and group counseling, including a new LGBTQI Support and Empowerment group for fall 2015. Clients can also indicate chosen name and gender in records.
Study Abroad (Office of International Education): provides some initial points to consider and resources for LGBTIQ international studies/travel. Our offices also jointly sponsor an annual panel on Studying "Out" & Abroad. Also see our Scholarships section (below) for an LGBT-focused study abroad scholarship.
If you would like to help develop and provide an LGBTIQA-specific web gateway and/or services through your office or organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond the inclusion expected of all DU offices in their services and programs, CME is working with a number of offices to help improve their outreach and service provision with specific attention to the unique needs of LGBTIQ communities. Click the header above for other campus offices with specific LGBTIQA-focused programs and services.
Be sure to prepare early, as deadlines can approach quickly; and you may need extra time to gather materials (transcripts, recommendation letters, personal statements, financial records)!
Pronouns and Why They Matter
For fall 2016 undergraduate orientation, students were invited to mark their Discoveries nametags with stickers indicating the pronouns that others should use when talking with or about them. She/her/hers and he/him/his are the most commonly used English pronouns; however, a person may be better represented by other pronouns such as they/them, ze/hir, or even want no pronouns at all--just their name used instead.
Like calling someone the wrong first name, referring to someone using the wrong pronoun can suggest you feel that person is unimportant, unrespected and unwelcome. And, since we can't always tell or assume someone's gender or pronouns just by looking at or listening to them, knowing and using the accurate pronoun for others helps us to avoid making embarrassing mistakes, as well as to cultivate an inclusive campus environment that respects all identities.
So, please display your pronouns proudly, AND use the ones helpfully indicated on others' nametags! (And stay tuned for other improved self-identification options rolling out through the coming year across campus...)
Here are few additional resources on the why and how of engaging people, including their pronouns, accurately: MyPronouns.org, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pronoun reference guide, Michigan State University pronoun guide, Amnesty Int'l pronoun nametags, Bryn Mawr, and Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools
NOTE: Several of these publications still describe "preferred gender pronouns" or "PGPs"; however, it is increasingly common NOT to tag pronouns as "preferred." "Preference" suggests the user has the option to ignore the request, as it's just a suggestion, not important (like preference for one flavor over another). How we call and describe others deserves not to be taken so lightly.
Information for and about our growing Transgender/beyond-the-binary community, including our
Trans on Campus Summary for students and other resources, are under the Trans tab!