From Margin to Center: Queer & Trans Advocacy at CUNY
Date & Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This panel discussion will discuss where we are today in meeting the diverse needs of LGBTQ students at CUNY. Enrolling almost a quarter of a million students per year, the University likely represents the largest population of LGBTQ+-identified college students in the NYC metropolitan area. Yet the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals within the CUNY system (students, faculty, and staff) have historically been critically underserved. Egregious violations of the Gender Identity/Gender Expression law (established by the New York City Commission on Human Rights) have been documented over the past five years. Following widespread cross-campus advocacy through the University LGBTQ Council and Wellness Centers, there are now significant improvements. Panelists will discuss the current status of preferred names and gender identification at CUNY, access to gender neutral bathrooms, mental health support, student engagement within and outside of the classroom, trainings designed for faculty and staff, and offer a useful roadmap forward for the larger CUNY community

Location Name
C203 (C-Level)
Session Type