First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber-femininity.
Focuses on how LGBTQ-identifying individuals can cultivate a sense of well-being and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life. Suggested activities help readers cultivate their own positive identities and help others understand how they can support those they love who may identify as LGBTQ.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students and their allies face unique challenges of violence and harassment in schools. SPEAK UP! explores what these students and their allies have done to transform their schools into safer and more welcoming environments.
Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners,this text provides a comprehensive examination of the topics most relevant for school professionals in creating safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students.
Presents a frank discussion about all the relevant aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. The author provides strategies for implementation of policies and programs, and gives you practical tools to educate and inform employees about a workplace environment inclusive of diversity.
The Queer-Straight Alliance strives to provide a supportive atmosphere for queer identified students, faculty, staff, and their allies, as well as to increase awareness and visibility of the queer community and their allies on Sonoma State campus.
The HUB Cultural Center promotes the academic and personal growth of SSU's diverse and traditionally underserved student populations by embracing diversity, promoting social justice, and fostering academic success. The HUB hosts various events meant to support LGBTQ+ students.
A support and process group designed to provide a safe and confidential space for SSU students who identify within the wide and growing spectrum of the LGBQ+ community. Co-create a supportive and affirming space, share common experiences, and deepen your self-understanding. All indentities within the LBBQ+ community, including those questioning, are welcome. Sponsored by CAPS, this is a drop-in group every Monday from 12-1pm in the HUB in the Student Center.
LGBTQ Connection, an initiative fueled by youth and other emerging leadership, fosters a healthier, more vibrantly diverse and inclusive community. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents.
Positive Images is a youth lead grassroots nonprofit organization serving Sonoma County since 1990. Their mission is to provide support and advocacy to Sonoma County’s LGBTQ+ youth and young adults, and educate the greater community. The LGBTQ+ Community Center hosts multiple weekly support groups, a youth leadership development program, and mentorship opportunities.
Instructor Tina Dungan will offer a free class ‘LGBTQI History: A Sonoma County Timeline 1960s – 1999’ through the Older Adults Program at Santa Rosa Junior College, Southwest Center, which will explore the history of the LGBTQI movement specific to Sonoma County. You may sign up for the class by contacting the Older Adults Program at 707-527-4533 or by registering at older-adults.santarosa.edu. There is no age limit, but the class is designed for seniors.
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.