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logoThe Office serves the Texas Tech community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts. These initiatives are aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, as well as serving as a resource for the ally community. Together, this work sustains an inclusive campus that affirms people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. This work is done in close collaboration with partners in the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs, as well as across the institution, Lubbock, and the region.

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Things to Know! 

Nominations are being Accepted for The Ted Jim Dotts, Jr. and Betty Shewbert Dotts Ally of the Year Award

Following the compassion and humility shown by Rev. and Mrs. Dotts and many others, this honor is bestowed on an individual who works to increase awareness of issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) individuals through education, organizing, and advocacy.

Trans Day of Visibility: Helping with the Journey for Transgender People

Friday, March 31 - 9:00 a.m. - Caprock Room, SUB
Presenter: Kelly Bennett, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine
This presentation involves identifying and understanding relevant terminology and epidemiology of transgender individuals. We will discuss the medical transition process, while evaluating the risk factors associated with such a journey. Future Reproductive issues will also be discussed and at the end we will focus on the local and national community resources for the community. While this presentation will be from the perspective of a medical practitioner, questions pertaining to the social experiences associated with transitioning may be posed for follow-up by the Texas Tech Center for Campus Life, Office of LGBTQIA. Registration is required; space is limited. The registration process is being handled through TTU TLPDC and is available.

Pariah Screening

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Wednesday, April 5 - 7:00 p.m. - Alamo Drafthouse  
As part of the Sexism in Cinema series, Pariah follows a teenager juggling conflicting sexual identities to her family and friends. Tickets are $3. A discussion will follow the film. 

Stronger Together: The Role of Allyship in the LGBTQIA Movement

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Wednesday, April 12 - 7:00 p.m. - Senate Room, SUB
Join the Tech Gay-Straight Alliance and the Center for Campus Life for an important presentation and discussion with Katie Belanger, Chief Operations Officer for Freedom for All Americans. More information on this program coming soon.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Student Union Building as part of the Women's Studies Conference and
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Student Union Building Free Speech Area
The Clothesline Project is a program started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issues of violence against women. It is a vehicle for those affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating pieces of clothing and displaying them for public viewing. If you have been impacted by violence, stop by! T-shirts are provided. These opportunities are a collaboration by the Office, the Gay-Straight Alliance, Women's Studies Program, and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. 

Lavender Graduation 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. - Matador Room (Time changed 3/6/17)
Save the date for our second Lavender Graduation!

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