Nominations for 2014 Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for 2014 Bill Kidder Awards and the Pink Triangle Awards. Deadline is March 7th.
The President's Commission on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues exists to help make UNH a place that is welcoming and inclusive of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
News & Quick Information
- "It Gets Better" Stories from UNH students on hope for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth Watch the YouTube Video
- UNH Benefits update: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) find out more
- You Can Play Project, a means for athletes, coaches, and fans to stand up and create an atmosphere of inclusion. Watch the video
- Information on changing your name or using a preferred name
- Queer Studies Minor Now Available
- 3-time All-American wrestler Hudson Taylor created Athlete Ally—a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering athletes to consider their status as role models and be conscious of the words they choose, eliminating the homophobic language that is all too prevalent in sports. Watch the YouTube Video
Other President's Commissions
Save the Date: April 9, 2014!
Nominations now being taken for Kidder and Pink Triangle Awards - for more info
Contratulations to: 2013 Winners
Barbara Jago, Associate Professor of Communication Arts, UNH-M, Faculty Kidder Award
Tamsin Whitehead, Women's Studies and Queer Studies, Graduate Student/Staff Kidder Award
Alexander Loughran Lamothe, senior, International Affairs and Family Studies, Undergraduate Student Kidder Award
Pink Triangle Awards honor leaders and heroes, students, faculty, staff and community members who have made outstanding contributions to efforts for equity and visibility for the GLBTQI community.
Paul McNamara, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Sara Dillingham, senior, College of Health and Human Services
NH Governor Maggie Hassan was the keynote speaker and the first governor to take part in the Annual Pancake Breakfast. She carried the theme in her message to those in attendance, that all citizens should have the right to fully participate in the civic and economic life of our communities. Read the write up of the event in UNH Today
Friday, March 21, 2014
What is true forgiveness? Who am I as a spiritual person? What is inner compassion? What brings meaning to my life? How do queer spirit and queer activism intersect? How do I develop and maintain a spiritual practice? You are invited to join together as a community for a spiritualty retreat. During the retreat we will look at the paths that brought us to this life point, claim our personal spirituality (as we each define it) as our heritage from those who came before, and look toward developing spiritual practices for our futures. The retreat is open to all LGBTQ graduate and undergraduate students. For more info and to register for the retreat.
Dallas Buyers Club Screening
Thurs, April 3
Join us for a Screening of Dallas Buyers Club followed by a discussion led by AIDS Response Seacoast and UNH Health Services.
Transecting Society Conference
Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12
Transecting Society Conference (TSC) "Affirming Trans Lives, Advancing Trans Politics" is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to trans* lives in contemporary U.S. society and beyond. In this symposium, we endeavor to cultivate a supportive and egalitarian space in which to encourage and educate each other, as well as render visible the oppression and agency of trans* people in order to better envision the advancement of our civil rights, human rights, and collective liberation. The Conference is FREE and open to everyone. You do not have to attend the entire conference and are welcome to attend individual sessions. For more information, and/or register for the conference, visit their website: http://www.transectingsociety.com