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Call for Names: Queer and Trans Solidarity List
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is collecting names for this year’s Queer and Trans Solidarity List. Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) community members can add their names until Friday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.
The Queer and Trans Solidarity List is first published in The Daily Orange on Oct. 11, coinciding with National Coming Out Day during the LGBTQ+ History Month celebration. The list demonstrates the support and advocacy across the campus community for those who identify within lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities.
“We are happy to continue a signature tradition of the LGBT Resource Center—the Queer and Trans Solidarity List. The list provides a platform to celebrate and recognize our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and questioning communities, and express the University’s support for people with marginalized genders and sexualities to the greater community,” says khristian kemp-delisser, director of the LGBT Resource Center.
Current faculty, staff and students can add their name to this year’s list by completing the Queer and Trans Solidarity List form. Please note: due to space limitations, academic degrees and affiliations 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!”
For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center at 315.443.3983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.