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This APP was created for LGBTQ+ and Allied students to be able to navigate the University at Albany campus resources and find more information.The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), located on the third floor of the Campus Center West addition Room O190 (above Starbucks), is a safe space for all students to engage in dialogue around the intersections of Gender & Sexuality on our campus and in our society.For more info: GSRC@albany.edu
Courtney is the founding Coordinator of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UAlbany and has done extensive work with college campuses across New York State in order to expand initiatives for LGBTQ+ student inclusion. Courtney works with college students in transitioning to campus life and provides interactive trainings, programs and class lectures across campus.
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs, He/Him/His
Founded : 2009
Coordinator : Courtney J. D'Allaird M.B.A.
Mission : The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), provides a safe and inclusive environment for all students to engage in intercultural conversation around sex, gender and sexuality. Core to this mission is the centering of resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Allied (LGBTQ+) students, faculty, staff and their allies. The center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all LGBTQ+ persons at UAlbany. The GSRC enhances the University commitment to social justice and diversity and is a valuable source of support and networking for students, faculty and staff.
weburl : http://www.albany.edu/lgbt/38092.php
LGBTQ & Diss/Ability
Often unspoken LGBTQ people experience intersecting identities including those that are differently abled. Below are some links and resources available on campus and online around the intersection of LGBT and Ability. Students who experience these intersections are welcome to connect with the GSRC and the DRC to connect with other students and campus wide resources.
Disability Resource Center
Bias Related Incidents
Education and Information
An online magazine ran by gay disabled men. They stopped writing in 2007, but all of their issues are online.
Queerability seeks to increase visibility of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ experience. Queerability was founded by Kristen Guin, In addition to her work with Queerability, she is also a chapter leader for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
A blog detailing Mia Mingus’ experiences as a self-identified queer, physically disabled Corean woman transracial and transnational adoptee who is also a writer, community educator, and organizer working for disability justice and transformative responses to child sexual abuse.
Sexuality and People with Intellectual, Developmental and Other Disabilities
A special issue of the publication Impact. Its articles cover topics ranging from sexuality education in the home and school, to personal stories of dating and marriage, to legal and ethical issues for staff and agencies providing services for people with disabilities. It is written for people with disabilities, family members and professionals.
Thought-provoking, compassionate, and challenging, Eli will enliven your classroom, fire up your conference, educate your department or agency, and empower student and grassroots activists. Bring him to your community or campus to teach, speak, read, facilitate, or train.
This listserv is for the discussion of Queer/Disability issues. We are focused on the development of ideas, challenging existing norms, and providing much needed information for the Q/D community. This list is not a personal support group.
Reach Out USA
ReachOut USA focuses on the intersection between disability and LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) concerns. ReachOut USA seeks to influence the disability community to be more responsive to LGBT individuals, and at the same time it seeks to influence LGBT individuals and organizations to be more accountable to people who have disabilities.
Queerability - Disability and Sexuality Resources:
Queerability seeks to increase visibilty of LGBTQ disabled people by honoring the intersection of the disability and LGBTQ. This post provides an extensive list of sex resources for various disabilities.
Come as You Are:
Online store that sells sex toys and other things to make sex even better. They have done a lot of work on being inclusive to people with disabilities.
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman:
The first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities—from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorders
GLBT-Attention Deficit Disorder (GLBT-ADD)
A safe social, supportive, and informative group for members and friends of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community affected by or interested in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Blindness or Low Vision
The Blind Gay list is a list for blind or visually impaired gay and bisexual men only. If you want to meet other blind or visually impaired gay or bisexual men, talk about problems your having, talk about gay life in general, or anything else, this is the list for you. Keep in mind that there are topics which may be deemed inappropriate for some. No one under the age of 18 may join this group.
Blind LGBT Pride International (formerly known as BFLAG)
The purpose of Blind LGBT Pride is to provide for the betterment of the lives of those who are visually impaired and who are LGBT By providing a forum for the views and concerns of visually impaired persons interested in issues facing those who are LGBT.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
A national nonprofit resource and information center for, by and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Questioning communities.
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
The purpose of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and advance our interests as Deaf GLBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.
Speech and Language Disability
An informal network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stutterers and their friends.
Axis Dance Company
One of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Through the outreach programs AXIS brings physically integrated dance outside the studio and into schools, community centers, independent living centers, and to countless organizations seeking to learn more about dance, disability and collaboration.
A performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.
LGBTQ Fraternity & Sorority Life
Fraternities and Sororities are historically gendered institutions that are often complicated to navigate for gender diverse and LGBQ individuals. Many of our on campus Fraternities and Sororities are supportive, inclusive chapters, that are welcoming to all students. Only you can make the decision as to whether fraternity/sorority life is right for you and which organization will offer the most fulfilling experience as an addition to your college experience.
Below is a list of resources and links for those interested in/or currently a part of Fraternities and Sororities. Included here are resources on how to be an inclusive chapter, how to start an LGBT specific fraternity and sorority and some research on the experience of LGBT people in fraternities and sororities.
Active and OUT UAlbany Fraternities/Sororities:
Gamma Rho Lambda
Lesbian Founded Multicultural Sorority on Campus
Hazing is a problem across the nation. No one should be made to feel inferior, be physically harmed, or ridiculed for their actual or perceived identities. Check out this page for the universities information around hazing, what it is and what to do if it happens.
Other LGBT Fraternities/Sororities
Out & Greek Conference and Lambda 10
Hate Crime/ Bias Incident Reporting
Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence
Athletics is a historically gendered environment that can have challenges for LGBTQ people. Below is a list of resources and information for current and perspective athletes as well as those interested in exploring this topic.
Recent research has found that the biggest factor found to influence athletes, athletic identity and LGBTQ inclusion in recent studies has been campus climate.
On Campus Resources
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
You Can Play Project
Our LGBT Alums are doing amazing things! Both in the Albany community and across the nation. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally Association is a way for UAlbany alums to stay connected to the University and to each other, to share their triumphs as they transition to the workplace and to stay current with projects affecting LGBT* students at the University.
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The mission of this group is as follows:
The University at Albany LGBT* Alumni Association, provides the opportunity for LGBT* and Ally students to stay connected as well as network with other LGBT* alum. The association serves to offer events for alumni as well as support and advocacy within UAlbany in continuing to support, mentor and empower LGBT* students through their policies, programs and practices.
Join by visiting http://www.albany.edu/alumni/lgbtqia.php. Or simply email Courtney D’Allaird at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith & Spirituality
Understandings of Sex, Gender and Sexuality span the influence of culture, class, nation and faith. The below resources are meant for those who are interested in exploring the intersections of Gender and Sexuality across religious and spiritual identities.
On Campus & Community Spiritual Resources
LGBTQ Inclusive Worship Locations in Albany
The University Interfaith Center has many allies, books and events throughout the year exploring the intersections of LGBTQ identity and faith.
Hate Crime/ Bias Incident Reporting
Trans Faith Coalition
Believe OUT Loud
LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent
LGBT Freedom & Asylum Network
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