This week is Transgender Awareness Week! As a community, we see UMBC as one of the nation's most diverse and inclusive universities. It is an institution that welcomes all student backgrounds and identities and aims to engage and support their success inside and outside of the institution. As we all observe Transgender Awareness Week, we would like to recognize, acknowledge and support all our incredible transgender students. We would also like to bring awareness and visibility to their experiences and educate ourselves on their experiences so that we may all be better allies and provide support and advocacy. Violence against the transgender community is at an all-time high in 2021 that may, unfortunately, result in a fatality. Discrimination is also another factor that the community has to face on a daily basis. From the stigma against the trans community, to the lack of medical care and resources, we as a community can help take a stand with our trans friends, family, colleagues, etc. as we fight against their injustice. If you would like to support at a UMBC level, you can visit the Women’s Center and i3b Pride Center for more information and resources. Beyond information and resourcess, there are also LGBTQIA+ safe spaces.
Programs happening this week:
- Friday, November 19th
- The Pride Center will be having pizza at Pride for Trans Day of Remembrance. This will be followed by a movie shown by the QPOC student organization.