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LGBTQ+ is an initialism that means: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning. LGBTQ+ refers to all of the communities referred to in the “LGBTTTQQIAA” (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, 2/Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally) - Ok2BME.ca
How to be a Trans* Ally
Handouts from the June 2015 "How to be a Trans* Ally" sessions presented by Abigail Francis are posted on a wiki page that is restricted to all-lib. Visit the wiki page to find info about the following:
- LGBTQI terminology
- Transgender umbrella and Genderbread illustrations
- miT: ten steps to being an ally for transgender people
- Transgender Basics video
- MIT gender-neutral restrooms
LBGTQ 101 Sessions
2014 October, sessions led by Abigail Francis
- Best Practices
- Steps to being an ally and other tips
(pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC represents a grassroots force of over 725,000 members and supporters nationwide through research, educational efforts and outreach. See their Issues page for information on a range of topics affecting the LGBT community.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline for trans people. They have since branched out to also provide economic support to trans people via microgrants.
An intercultural resource for diverse gender, romantic, and sexual identities
LBGTQ Employee Resource Group
The mission of the LBGTQ Employee Resource Group is to promote an inclusive community for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer employees. The LBGTQ ERG will support MIT’s efforts to diversify staff and faculty, and will work to recruit and retain LBGTQ-identified employees. The LBGTQ ERG will serve as a visible, accessible resource for LBGTQ-identified employees and their allies and will provide LBGTQ-focused networking, educational and social opportunities for the MIT community. The LBGTQ ERG is open to all MIT faculty and staff.
Pride List 2016
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novel, and Media resources crowd-sourced in celebration of Pride month - June 2016