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Add Your Name to the Queer and Trans Solidarity List through Oct. 6
The LGBT Resource Center is collecting names for the Queer and Trans Solidarity List, formerly known as the You Are Not Alone List. Syracuse University and ESF community members can add their names until Friday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. The list will be published in the Daily Orange on Oct. 11, coinciding with National Coming Out Day.
“The Queer and Trans Solidarity List is a way to celebrate and recognize our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and questioning communities,” says Britany BCash Cashatt, associate director of the LGBT Resource Center. “This list signifies the visible support for our students and community members with marginalized genders and sexualities, and serves as a reminder that queer and trans existence is beautiful.”
To add your name to the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Syracuse University/ESF email account with your name as you would like it to appear. Due to space constraints, campus affiliations, credentials and degrees cannot be included.
By adding your name, you demonstrate support for the following statement:
“We pledge to support those who identify within lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities at SU/ESF. We believe that coming out can be an empowering and rewarding process. We also acknowledge that not everyone has the ability to come out; for some, coming out can pose a threat to emotional and even physical safety. But we believe that you do not have to come out to find support. We acknowledge that your experiences are real and valid, and we list our names here as resources. We will listen to you, work with you, advocate for you and welcome you. We are committed to dismantling the queer- and transphobia that marginalizes LGBTQIA+ people; we actively strive to build campuses that celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and communities. The names listed here demonstrate the breadth of solidarity across SU/ESF. We believe that queer and trans existence is beautiful!”