Remembrance Vigil, Resources Available at Penn State for Transgender Awareness Week

To honor all transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse communities, Penn State’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will host a “Transgender Remembrance Day Eve” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14 at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. The evening of reflection will honor all the lives lost to transphobic violence over the past year.

Transgender Awareness Week falls from November 13-19 this year. The annual observance creates a space for the transgender community to increase their visibility and speak out about their experiences leading up to International Transgender Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 20.

In addition to Remembrance Night, Penn State offers various resources for queer and transgender students throughout the year. The UPUA shared a series of QR codes Sunday afternoon promoting these resources in honor of the week ahead.

The links feature Penn State’s Clothing Transit, a space for the LGBTQ+ community to have the opportunity to shop and swap clothes for free. Additionally, QR codes include the university’s Chosen Identity Policy Form AD84, where students can file to change their name, pronoun, gender identity, etc., as well as a voucher to help cover costs of AD84 forms.

More resources can be found on the Student Affairs website or by visiting the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity directly in its office, which is room LL011 in the HUB.

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Megan Kelby is a junior at Penn State majoring in journalism. She’s from the great state of Delaware and doesn’t tolerate any slander 302. Megan is a fan of Sudoku, music and rocket pops. If you feel the need, you can email him at [email protected]

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