The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College hosted a panel discussion, “Transgender Inclusion in the Military” on March 20.
Left behind in the wake of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy repeal, transgender individuals (people that identify with or express a gender identity that differs from their sex at birth) remain unable to serve openly in the U.S. military. This discussion brings together representatives from invested parties – transgender veterans, their advocates, the U.S. Army, and the Canadian Armed Forces, which allows transgender individuals to serve openly – and offers a rare opportunity for all parties to share their perspectives and insights on this issue.
The panel, moderated by assistant professor of economics Rimvydas Baltaduonis, was comprised of four individuals: Commander David Wilcox, Health Services Attaché for the Canadian Embassy and an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces; Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality; Monica Helms, Founder and President of the Transgender American Veterans Association and veteran of the U.S. Navy; and Dr. Chris Shoemaker, a retired colonel from the U.S. Army.
The Eisenhower Institute is a distinctive program of Gettysburg College with offices in the heart of the nation’s capital and in the historic Gettysburg home once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower. The Eisenhower Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy-makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates. Find out more at http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803
Posted: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
Hey everyone! ALLies/ Trans* Awareness Week is coming up! It’s the week of March 20th to March 27th! Get pumped!!
Our events are listed below:
Transgender Representation in the Military Lecture & Discussion
Mara Auditorium 7:30pm
Transgender Panel Discussion
Penn Hall Lyceum 7pm
Fagbug with Erin Davies
ALLies House (239 Carlisle St) 9pm-12am
All Things Queer and Tea
ALLies House 1pm
Attic Weeknight Tye Dyeing
The Attic 8-10pm
Screening of “Two Spirits”
Mara Auditorium 8pm
CUB Table- Trans Awareness plus free condoms and candy
Come Join the fun!
Gettysburg College’s celebration of Women’s History Month will include several on-campus events in March.
Healthy Relationship Discussion Group
March 20, 4 p.m., The Women’s Center
Gather in a small group setting to discuss intimate partnerships, define what a healthy relationship looks like, raise awareness about issues of control and abuse in dating relationships, and learn basic skills about how to deal with unwelcome behaviors.
Transgender Inclusion in the Military
March 20, 7 p.m., Mara Auditorium
Left behind in the wake of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy change, transgender individuals remain unable to serve openly in the military. This panel discussion will include representatives from invested parties, including transgender veterans, their advocates, U.S. military, and foreign militaries, to offer a unique perspective on the issue.
Dinner and Discussion: Sexuality, Gender, and Race with Aliyya Abdur-Rahman, Ph.D.
March 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Diaspora House
Sponsors: Allies, Black Student Union, and LGBTQA Advisor
The event will feature a dinner and informal conversation about the intersection of sexuality, gender, and race in the African American community.
Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Exotics of Race Aliyya Abdur-Rahman, Ph.D
March 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Masters 110, Mara Auditorium
Sponsor: College Life Division
Considering genres from the slave narrative to science fiction, “Against the Closet” analyzes African American literary depictions of transgressive sexualities in order to illuminate the ways in which race, politics, and sexually intersect in the social/racial ordering of United States culture and in the making of African American literature.
The Women of Downton Abbey
All month, Musselman Library
Explore the lives of women in Great Britain in the post-Edwardian era. These titles have been selected to address the massive changes that began for women as World War I, the disintegration of the class system, and the right to vote took hold.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.
Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
WOW THIS IS REALLY NICE
This is pretty much exactly what happened with me and a friend. I was like, “Yeah, I know. So anyway…”
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[Image of two doors. Left door: Restroom with urinal Right door: Restroom without urinal]
See how easy that was?
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Just passing along info submitted.
ETA: note in the comments that there are several problems with this poster. I appreciate the helpful criticism and hope the authors of the poster take note. It is well-meaning but needs some work.
Great for safe spaces and LGBTQ centers!
best sign omg
yES THIS IS MY COUNTRY
Well I can’t NOT reblog this.
Activists in Japan have an answer to the It Gets Better Project - their own campaign to combat LGBT youth suicide.
The project’s co-founder, Fumino Sugiyama, says efforts will launch Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, to tell LGBT youth that it’s okay to be who they are even in the face of bullying and other challenges. Some background from the Wall Street Journal, of all places:
The campaign comes amid growing attention to gay culture — and the surrounding pressures — in Japan. Last week, the Japanese government mentioned for the first time in its annual national policy to prevent suicide the need to offer special support for the gay community. In response to the government’s move, Taiga Ishikawa, a member of Tokyo’s Toshima ward assembly, set up an online LGBT community.
Change is coming - everywhere!
“The Office of Human Rights transgender and gender identity non-discrimination campaign will appear throughout DC in Fall and Winter of 2012. The campaign will feature five transgender or gender non-conforming people in a series of five ads. The campaign aims to increase understanding of the community, reduce discriminatory incidents in DC and increase reporting of discrimination when it happens.”
just saw this on facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCOHR
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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
This is really cool.