Elena Long is named by Nature as a diversity trailblazer and one of 10 people who mattered in 2016.  Long is a postdoctoral research associate in UNH's Physics department.  Ells served on the APS ad hoc committee on LGBT Issues, which released the survey's report in March on the climate for LGBT physicists and provided recommendations for how a national professional organization could be more inclusive. Read the full story from UNH Today

New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles changes its policy - Thanks to a collaborative effort between GLAD (, Transgender New Hampshire (TGNH), NHCLU, NH PFLAG, and NH Representative Ed Butler’s amazing leadership and efforts, the NH DMV has finally amended the DMV policy and removed the surgery requirement.  In New Hampshire you no longer need surgery to change your gender marker on your NH license or non-license legal ID. This is a huge step forward for people who are transgender in our state.

The new Change of Gender Designation Form can be found using this link:   For more information go to GLAD’s toolkit instead of the DMV website, which is here:  This toolkit has additional information on how to change your name, and how to contact GLAD if anyone is wrongly denied or treated disrespectfully at the DMV.


You Can Play Project, a means for athletes, coaches, and fans to stand up and create an atmosphere of inclusion. Watch the video series on YouTube

UNH Men's Basketball Team supports the You Can Play project to support LGBTQ Athletes to end homophobia and transphobia in sports. The America East Conference sent the whole team shooting shirts that say "You Can Play".  See more on Safe Zones Facebook page.

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