Mary E. Graham, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Sport Management, has been named Falk College associate dean of faculty affairs effective Jan. 2, 2024. This newly created leadership position reports to Falk College Dean Jeremy Jordan and is dedicated…
Finding Hope and Support Against Anti-Trans Legislation
Update Nov. 27: This event will now run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in 214 Slocum Hall.
Anti-trans legislation—including proposed bills and laws that attempt to limit health care access, remove Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) materials from schools and ban trans athletes from sports—have recently passed in some states.
For transgender and nonbinary individuals, these actions may compound on a personal level, resulting in negative impacts on their mental health and wellness while echoing throughout a lifetime of intersecting identities within work, education, personal relationships and more.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the University campus community is invited to learn more about this topic by attending the Health and Wellness Impacts of Anti-Trans Legislation: Finding Hope Through Community and Connection Panel Discussion in 214 Slocum Hall.
Staff members from the Barnes Center at The Arch, the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ marriage and family therapy program will explore the health and wellness impact these legislations can have on the trans and gender non-conforming community, and what the University can do to mitigate these negative impacts while providing critical supports for LGBTQ individuals.
“We see this panel as an opportunity to increase knowledge and awareness of the impact of the current sociopolitical landscape on our LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and community members,” says Carrie Brown, counseling director at the Barnes Center at The Arch. “We hope this inspires and empowers all, as it is everyone’s responsibility to further support cultivating a welcoming, validating and accepting community on campus and beyond.”
Syracuse University Trans and Gender-Affirming Support
As a connected campus community, faculty, staff and students actively work to remove barriers and increase access to student-focused and student-guided Trans and Gender Affirming support. Highlighted campus resources include but are not limited to the following:
Trans and Gender Affirming Health and Wellness
- Wellness exams, supplies (e.g. chest binders, KT Tape), hormone therapy and more;
- Official letters and documentation of name and gender;
- A diverse team of Barnes Center counselors provide group therapy and individual counseling; and
- Free, discreet and inclusive Safer Sex Express sexual health care supplies.
For more information, visit the Barnes Center at The Arch Trans and Gender Affirming Services webpage.
- Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTQA) Justice and Advocacy
- LGBTQ+ Living Learning Community
- One-on-One Advising
- Programs and Events: Affinity Groups, Queer Mentorship Program
- Trans at Syracuse University
For more information, visit the LGBTQ Resource Center website.