Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week| Nov 14-20, 2020

Trans Awareness Week, typically falling on the third week of November, is a week full of opportunities to connect with fellow members of the trans and nonbinary community, learn about trans experiences, and commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance.

All events are open to CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni & non-CSU community members, particularly queer, trans & gender non-conforming folks of all ages.

All Week | Trans Remembrance Altar

In collaboration with El Centro, the Pride Resource Center will be hosting an altar to celebrate the lives of those lost to anti-trans violence this year. You can visit the altar outside of Lory Student Center Room 232 to contribute, view, and reflect on this year’s commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance. Due to new updates related to COVID-19, Pride will be closed beginning Monday, Nov 16th and we are no longer able to distribute materials for TDOR.

Saturday, Nov 14 | Name Change Workshop Hosted By Colorado Name Change Project | 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Colorado Name Change Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender Coloradans by assisting them with their legal name change and gender marker corrections. They host monthly, virtual & free workshops open to folks interested in learning more about the process for adult name/gender marker changes in Colorado. To learn more & register visit their website here.

Monday, Nov 16 | Trans Meme Monday

Send all of your favorite trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, and gender expansive memes to @csupriderc on Instagram and we’ll be reposting all day!

Tuesday, Nov 17 | Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speaker: Schuyler Bailar | 6 PM

Zoom Link:

Schuyler is the first trans athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA DI men’s team, and the only to have competed for all four years. He is an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker and a respected advocate for inclusion, body positivity, and mental health awareness. You may recognize Schuyler through his Instagram handle @pinkmantaray. This program is hosted in collaboration with Ram Events and APACC. This will be formatted as a Zoom Meeting, meaning participants will be able to view other participants, can edit their name, and can have their video on or off.

Wednesday, Nov 18 | Trans & Nonbinary Meet Up | 12 -1 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 942 9895 4017

Wed Nov 18 from 12-1 PM over Zoom – tune in for a casual opportunity to meet other trans & nonbinary folks at CSU and beyond, check in about what it’s like being trans/nonbinary at CSU, and processing the week’s events.

Wednesday, Nov 18 | Imagining Trans Futures Panel | 5 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 938 9033 2432

Zoom Link:

We know for many trans and nonbinary young people, it can be hard to imagine what our futures may look like – so we want to give you a window into all the many possibilities! Join us for a panel Q&A discussion with trans & nonbinary faculty/staff members at CSU and community members as they answer questions from students about parenting, having a family, transitioning, navigating employment, and other topics as trans and gender non-conforming people.

Thursday Nov 19: Instagram Spotlights

Tune into our Instagram (@csupriderc) as trans and nonbinary folks in Northern Colorado share advice, snippets of their life, and answer questions about how they navigate family, jobs, community, and life in Northern Colorado

Friday, Nov 20 | Trans Day of Remembrance Ceremony | 12 PM

ZOOM INFORMATION CHANGED. In order to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our participants the chat, video, and audio function will be disabled for guests. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 981 4479 4125

Tune into our livestream as we celebrate the lives of those ended due to anti-trans violence this year & look ahead to a future that honors and protects trans lives. We will read the names of those lost, celebrate a Libation with staff from the Black/African American Cultural Center, and hold space for reflection. 


Mental Health Resources 


Multicultural Counseling Hours 

Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours are reserved for students who identify as people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and/or have a disability. Students will meet with Adam-Jon Aparicio (Licensed Professional Counselor) who serves as the Coordinator for Diversity and Outreach Services within Counseling Services, works closely as a liaison with Student Diversity Programs and Services, and serves as a primary contact for our undocumented student population via Dreamer’s United.

Students can come to Counseling Services and tell the front desk staff “I’d like to schedule a drop-in appointment with Adam-Jon.” Or “I’d like to schedule a multicultural counseling drop-in appointment.” Alternatively, they can schedule directly with Adam-Jon at or 970-491-7494 . These appointments can be scheduled same-day or in advance.

All students can access the general drop-in hours offered at Counseling Services: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, and Tuesdays between 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Learn more about what to expect at Counseling Services. Students in need of mental health crisis intervention can also call Counseling Services at 970-491-6053 during open hours, or the 970-491-7111 in the evenings or on weekends.

Transgender & Gender Fluid Support Group 

Wednesdays | 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This group is a space for trans* and gender diverse students to gain more support and a sense of community related to gender identity. This group emphasizes group participation, mutual respect, and inclusivity. Facilitated by Beit Gorski & Chloe Wright

The group welcomes FTM and MTF spectrum individuals, genderqueer persons, intersex folks, and those questioning their gender identity. Screening is required. Screenings can be set up by contacting Beit Gorski at or at 970-491-2244.

Trans Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Hotline Number: 877-565-8860

I need support right now

If you have an urgent mental health concern and need immediate mental health support, please call (970) 491-7111 to speak with a counselor from the CSU Health Network now.


Education & Additional Resources 


Website – Forward Together | Trans Day of Resilience   

The Trans Day of Resilience art project is an annual program of Forward Together, a women of color–led organization building a vibrant community of social changemakers. They are changing policies and culture to win the rights, recognition and resources our families need to thrive.

Website – Transgender Day of Remembrance 

Read more about the lives impacted due to anti-Trans violence. This resource details the names and locations of those impacted. 

Article – I was asked, what can we do to stop the murders of Black Trans Women?” I simply responded, stop killing us! 


Website – Trans Women of Color Collective 

Website- Sylvia Rivera Law Project 

Website- Transgender Law Center