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november - trans awareness month 

After a successful National Coming Out Day celebration on October 11, 2018 for LGBT History Month, the University of Denver Pride Lounge will continue to celebrate LGBTQIA identities during the month of November which brings forth Trans Awareness Week (Nov. 14-20) and Trans Day of Awareness (Nov. 20). We invite campus partners to participate in our Flag Hanging campaign during the month of November. The Pride Lounge will provide a 3 x 5 trans flag and educational materials to your office at no cost, just sign up here.

International pronouns day

At the University of Denver (DU) Pride Lounge, we endorse International Pronouns Day - October 17th, which seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people's multiple, intersecting identities. We encourage DU faculty, staff, and students to integrate pronouns into their verbal introductions and email communications. It is important to note that there are no "male/female" or "man/woman" pronouns. All pronouns can be used for any gender and are gender neutral. It is also best practice to refrain from using "preferred pronouns" due to people generally not having a pronoun "preference" but simply having "pronouns." Using "preferred" can accidentally insinuate that using the correct pronouns for someone is optional.

DU Community members interested in learning more about pronouns can sign up for Queer & Ally training here or visit mypronouns.org. "Ask Me About My Pronouns" buttons are also available by request by emailing [email protected].

QUEER STAFF & FACULTY RECEPTION

colorful heartA collective "re-boot" of DU's Queer Staff and Queer Faculty Association occurred on January 18th, 2018, allowing the coming together of many individuals from different parts of the DU family. Denver University was proud to help provide an opportunity for everyone to meet folks outside their divisional silos, welcome new employees, connect around shared interests and concerns, share what we've done in the past and think together about what we might want to do in the coming years!

PRIDE LOUNGE GRAND OPENING

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We celebrated the opening of a new, dedicated space for the DU LGBTIQA community, the PRIDE Lounge on October 26th 2017. The University of Denver Pride Lounge is committed to cultivating an inclusive and supportive space for students of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, and identities. Through campus and community collaboration, the Pride Lounge provides support services, education, and programming and seeks to create opportunities for students, faculty, and staff interested in developing their understanding of LGBTIQA issues.

DU Trans* On Campus Guide

We are excited to announce that the official DU Trans Guide is currently going through the process of being updated! This guide was created to help current and prospective students in their journey through their DU education. We understand that there can be a lot of anxiety when beginning school and it is important to have all the information you can. This will be the second edition of the guide and we hope to have it available soon.

Until the second edition is released, here is the link to the original DU Trans Guide!

So, we also need your feedback! Please contact us at [email protected] with update suggestions.

Pronouns and Why They Matter

Check out a quick intro and several resources on what, why and how to be accurate and inclusive in pronouns usages, via the section on our Resources tab!