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Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events

Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events

November 2018

Resources on Campus

  • Visit the Trans @ Columbia page to find information about specific policies on campus as well as a list of resources
  • This Pamphlet provides information about LGBTQ Resources on campus
  • Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) at Columbia Health provides services and support to the LGBTQ community on campus
  • Alice! Health Promotion fosters a culture that values and supports the health of students across genders, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
  • LGBTQ Family Tree:
    • A branch of the Columbia Mentoring Initiative where students can find a peer mentor or serve as a peer mentor to first year students.

LGBTQ Student Groups

  • Proud Colors: email at
    • Proud Colors is a student group at Columbia seeking to foster communication, conversation, and community within the community of Queer and Trans People of Color on Columbia and Barnard’s campus.
    • Meets on Tuesdays at 9 pm in the IRC Conference room located at 552 W. 114th St.
  • GendeRevolution: email at
    • GendeRevolution is Columbia’s first organization devoted solely to equal rights for transgender individuals.
    • Meets on Wednesdays at  8 pm in the Stephan Donaldson Lounge in Schapiro Hall
  • Queer Academics at Columbia
    • Queer Academics is a supportive discussion group open to LGBTQ grad students from all of Columbia’s schools. Come meet students from other departments and schools, talk about the challenges and opportunities of being queer and a CU grad student, and learn about resources on and off campus.
    • This group meets the second Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the CPS conference room – Lerner Hall, 8th floor.
    • For more information, contact Daniel Chiarilli ( or Rachel Efron (
  • Click here for a more inclusive list of LGBTQ clubs for students on campus

Mental Health and Counseling

  • CPS has a LGBTQ Concerns Team that have a special interest and expertise in working with LGBTQ students and may be good matches for LGBTQ students.

Off Campus Resources

  • Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery
    • The Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery (CTMS) delivers advanced care for trans and gender non-conforming people. The CTMS team is a comprehensive group of providers who have expertise in primary care, hormone therapy, behavioral health support, gender-affirming surgeries, and other supportive services. Thus, patients at CTMS can receive primary care, as well as see specialists in the areas of endocrinology, behavioral health, plastic surgery, urology, gynecology, and more.
  • TGNC Resources (Search for “TGNC Resources” under the “General Resources” dropdown)
    • Various nonprofit resources that include: Health Resources, Therapy/Counseling Resources, Support/Discussion Groups, Legal Resources and Resources for Family, Friends, Allies and Partners
  • The Audre Lorde Project
    • The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, they seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities
  • The Center
    • The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBT communities of NYC health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services.
  • The Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    • SRLP provides direct representation for low-income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas. The office has three projects based on Survival & Self Determination, Immigration Justice, and Prisoner Justice. They are able to provide referrals and information on a wide range of issues affecting transgender and gender-nonconforming people in addition to direct representation.
  • Trans Legal Clinic
    • A free legal clinic for transgender and gender non-conforming community members regarding gender-affirming access to healthcare, insurance, employment issues, housing, name and gender marker changes, public benefits and other programs. Drop by The Center for a walk-in appointment the first Wednesday of every month between 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Transgender Support Groups Around the World
    • This website allows visitors to locate support groups by country, state, and city. It links to support groups’ websites in a variety of locations across the globe.
  • LGBTQ Guide for Online Safety
    • A guide thats helps to provide tools for safe online interactions and empowering individuals to fully enjoy the digital aspects of their personal, intimate, and professional life.

Off-Campus Events

  • Trans Day of Remembrance
    • The Center’s Trans Day of Remembrance gathering is one of the largest in the US to honor those we’ve lost in the community. There will be speakers, a candle lighting ceremony and an opportunity for those who’ve lost a loved one to grieve and access support.
    • November 20, 2018 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Center (208 W 13 St, New York, NY 10011)

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