Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week| November 14 - 18 2022

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, Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming folks of all ages. 

Thank you to our collaborators for this week:

Black/African American Cultural Center, El Centro, Women & Gender Advocacy Center, Asian Pacific American Cultural Center, Native American Cultural Center, NoCo SafeSpace, SPLASH, NoCo Equality, Eclectic of Northern Colorado and NoCo PFLAG.


All Week | Finding Our Trancestors

Location: Lory Student Center | Audience: Open to All 

Visit the Student Diversity Program & Services offices (SDPS) to learn about some amazing Trans figures throughout history who have made a lasting impact on our community. All week long you can collect cards in each office to learn more about our transcestry! Turn them in to the Pride front desk for a prize!

Mon, November 14 | Building Trans Awareness at CSU: Visible Voices Panel

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Location: Zoom - Register Here | Audience: Open to All 

Join this educational opportunity to learn about the experiences of Trans and Nonbinary community members at CSU. You'll hear from members of Visible Voices, a volunteer peer education group through the Pride Resource Center, as they share their stories and answer audience questions. 

Tuesday, November 15 | Fort Collins Transgender Acceptance Month Proclamation 

Location: City Hall (300 Laporte Ave) | Audience: Open to All 

Join the City of Fort Collins for its Trans Month of Acceptance/Trans Day of Remembrance and Resiliency Proclamation. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a reception before the proclamation to celebrate the resilience of the transgender and nonbinary community and to honor the lives lost to anti-Trans violence. Family, friends, allies, and all others are welcome for the celebration and proclamation.

3:30 PM: Reception & Celebration at 222 Laporte Ave

5:00 PM: Proclamation at City Hall

6:00 PM: Public Comment

Wed, November 16 | Sugar Skull Decorating with El Centro

Time: 5 - 6 PM | Location: Pride & El Centro | Audience: Open to All 

Help us decorate sugar skulls that will be used on the ofrenda (altar) on Trans Day of Remembrance and Resiliency held on November 17th!

Thurs, November 17 | Northern Colorado Trans Day of Remembrance & Resiliency

Location: Lory Student Center Theater | Audience: Open to All 

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.

5:30 PM | Trans & Nonbinary Community Dinner - RSVP Here

We kindly ask allies to reserve this space for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming community members.

6:30 PM | Remembrance Event | Open to all


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.