Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GenderBloc Accomplishments for the School Year

Via email from GenderBloc:

Everyone at GenderBloc has been working very hard this year and we wanted to share with you what all we have accomplished!

  • We have changed the gender maker policy!
    Now, you can change your gender marker with the registrar by going to Click “policies and procedures” on the left-side menu and then click “gender marker changes” on the resulting page. A gender marker change does require a letter from an M.D., but does not require a diagnosis of gender identity disorder! Currently, a preferred name policy is in the works with the Office of the Registrar so that your preferred name as well as your legal name will show up on class rosters.
  • We Updated the Trans Survival Guide.
    The Trans Survival Guide has been updated and will be in print again for next year. It contains valuable information for all queer students at UC!
  • We now have Gender Neutral Restrooms!
    “The University of Cincinnati is dedicated to meeting the diverse needs and interests of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ). In an effort to meet the diverse needs, all new buildings and buildings undergoing half-life renovations (a major renovation where the majority of a building’s systems is being replaced or upgraded) shall have a unisex/gender neutral restroom.”
  • We created a Teacher Ally Pamphlet.
    This pamphlet is useful in many aspects but especially for your teachers. It will help them understand how to adapt to your needs.Lastly, there will be a full time LGBTQ coordinator and a GA for the LGBTQ office next year.

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