Trans Awareness and Empowerment Week
Every November, the Student Life Multicultural Center recognizes Transgender Awareness and Empowerment Week. For 2021, this week is Novermber 15-20. Join us for a week of events that honor, empower, and support those who are transgender and/or non-binary here at The Ohio State University!
Program of Events
Living Authentically Panel
Monday, November 15, 2021, 5 - 6 p.m.
This program will feature panelists who identify as transgender and/or non-binary, discussing topics such as coming out, transitioning, living authentically, and more. RSVP at go.osu.edu/livingauthentically.
Documentary and Discussion: “Gender Revolution”
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5 - 7 p.m.
Ohio Union - Suzanne M. Scharer Room
Join the MCC for a showing of the documentary “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.” Following the film, there will be a group discussion of the documentary and how the film covers topics such as sex and gender from both a cisgender and transgender lens. Food will be served.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Time and date TBA. Check back for more info.
More events TBA
Questioning your Gender?
Gender identity is a person’s inner sense of self as masculine, feminine, both, or neither, and how they label themselves, based on how much they align or don’t align with traditional conceptions of gender. See below for resources that may help you as you explore your gender identity.
While every coming out journey is unique, you can still rely on the knowledge of those who have come out before you. Below are resources to assist you in the coming out process.
- Becoming Out: a totally non-exhaustive, step by step guide to coming out
- Coming Out: Living Authentically as Transgender/Non-Binary
The following online resources are available for allies of the trans community:
- GLAAD: Trans FAQ
- Campus Pride: Transgender Allyship and Advocacy
- Campus Pride: 16 Ways to Be a Transgender Advocate and Ally