Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week| Nov 13-20 2021

Trans Awareness Week, falling on the third week of November, is a week dedicated to honoring Trans Lives & Trans Futures through opportunities to connect with fellow members of the Trans and Nonbinary community, learn about Trans experiences, and commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance & Resiliency. Unless noted otherwise below, all events are open to CSU students, faculty, staff, alumni & non-CSU community members, particularly Queer, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming folks of all ages. 

Thurs, November 18 | Trans Day of Remembrance & Resiliency | 5:30 PM

Location: Lory Student Center Theater | Audience: Open to All | RSVP for Livestream Coming Soon

In collaboration with CSU Student Diversity Programs & Services and local Northern Colorado organizations, join us as we celebrate and honor the lives ended due to anti-Trans violence this year & look ahead to a future that honors and protects our gender expansive community. We will hear from community speakers, musical performers, read the names of those who have died this year, and provide space for reflection and healing.

Our full 2021 schedule will be announced by the end of October!



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