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, 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, Campus Rec, NoCo SafeSpace, SPLASH, NoCo Equality, Eclectic of Northern Colorado and NoCo PFLAG.

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Schedule

All Week | Trans Remembrance Altar

Location: Outside LSC 232 | Audience: Open to All | In Collaboration with El Centro

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 to contribute, view, and reflect on this year’s commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance Monday - Friday 8AM - 5 PM and at our TDOR Celebration on Thursday.

Sat, November 13 | Name Change Workshop w/ Colorado Name Change Project | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Location: Virtual - Link Here | Audience: Open to All

In collaboration with CSU Student Legal Services and the Colorado Name Change Project, tune in for a virtual workshop to learn about updating legal name and gender markers in the state of Colorado. Learn about the process, resources for financial support, and get your questions answered. Learn more & register ahead of time here.

Sat, November 13 | Pride @ The Pool! | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Location: CSU Rec Center | Audience: Rec Center Pass Required | In Collaboration with Campus Rec

Join us for a pool party with Out in the Rec! Out in the Rec is an intentional collaboration between Pride and Campus Rec to provide affirming rec experiences to LGBTQIA+ students and allies. Wear attire that is most comfortable to you and your needs. To ensure safety, jeans, socks, shoes, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and undergarments of any kind are not allowed in the aquatics area. Clean athletic wear, sports bras, and chest binders are welcome

Mon, November 15 | Trans Meme Monday | All Day

Location: Instagram | Audience: Open to All 

Send all of your favorite trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, gender expansive memems to @csupriderc on Instagtram and we’ll be resposting all day. 

Tues, November 16 | Imagining Trans Futures Community Meal | 12 - 1:30 PM

Location: LSC Longs Peak Room | Audience: Open to All (Trans & Nonbinary Centered) | RSVP Here

Join us for our second annual Imagining Trans Futures event! All Trans, Nonbinary, Intersex, and Gender Expansive community members are welcome to join us for lunch to build connections and share wisdom across students, staff, faculty, and community members as we imagine a bright and hopeful future for ourselves and our trans community. 

Tuesday, November 16 | Fort Collins Transgender Acceptance Month Proclamation | 5 PM

Location: City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave or Facebook Live @nocopride | Audience: Open to All

Join Mayor Arndt for Fort Collin’s annual proclamation to recognize November as Trans Acceptance Month!

Wed, November 17 | Mindfulness Training for Trans & Non-binary Students | 4-5 PM

Location: Virtual | Audience: Open to CSU Students & Alum | Registration Required

Join Atlas Tann (they/them) for a workshop dedicated to our Trans & Nonbinary students. There is a tool out there for every emotional and mental experience and stressors that often feel unsolvable, especially when we carry multiple identities that bring in what feels like an endless amount of problems to work with. These tools often exist within us and can be easily accessible, we just need to be aware of it. 

Wed, November 17 | Chai to Understand with APACC | 5-6 PM

Location: Asian Pacific American Cultural Center & virtual | Audience: Open to CSU Students 

APACC and Pride come together to share the history of translate-related identities in APIDA cultures pre-colonization/western influence. Link: https://zoom.us/j/93714136668   Meeting ID: 937 1413 6668

Thurs, November 18 | Lunch with Latinx Leaders | 12:00 - 1:15 PM

Location: El Centro & Virtual | Audience: Open to All | In Collaboration with El Centro

Join El Centro for this opportunity for a CSU Alum, Faculty or Staff to share about their expertise & passion with CSU students and the intersections of being Latinx and Trans. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95478475323

Thurs, November 18 | Rest 4 Resistance with B/AACC | 3- 5 PM

Location: Pride RC | Audience: Open to All | In Collaboration with Black/African American Cultural Center

Join Pride and B/AACC for some much needed rest from school and the world at large with crafts, focused on self-love and intersectionality.

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

Location: Lory Student Center Theater | Audience: Open to All | Livestream Link Here

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. 

Friday, November 19 | Queer Coffee | 9-10 AM

Location: Virtual via Teams | Audience: LGBTQIA Employee Network 

Queer Coffee is casual community building time over coffee hosted on the last Friday of each month by the LGBTQIA Employee Network. Learn more about the network & join here!

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 aparicio@colostate.edu 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 Beit.Gorski@colostate.edu 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.