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Pitt hosted an event Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya that explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them. Pictured is speaker Rosalynne Montoya addressing the audience.

‘You are who you are’: Panelists discuss the power of a name in the LGBTQIA+ experience

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News October 6, 2021
Pitt hosted an event on Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya,” which explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “To Be Oneself” event on Wednesday afternoon as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

‘Stop talking and act’: Panelists discuss ways to protect, support trans people

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 29, 2021
Pitt hosted the event “To Be Oneself” on Wednesday afternoon, which focused on ways the University can take action to support transgender students, faculty and staff and how everyone can support Pittsburgh’s trans community, specifically trans people of color.
Editorial | Recent increase in anti-trans legislation is a step backwards

Editorial | Recent increase in anti-trans legislation is a step backwards

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 13, 2021
The recent increase in anti-trans legislation is harmful and a step backward for America in acknowledging and accepting the LGBTQ+ community. Trans people need access to health care just as much as any cisgender person does, if not more, and their needs must be respected just like anyone else’s.
Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News September 26, 2019
Sam Smith’s situation serves as a reminder that there is no excuse for not using people’s chosen pronouns.
Transgender rights activists placed transgender pride flags on a statue of former Pittsburgh mayor Richard Caliguiri.

Transgender community, allies “Fight the Ban” at downtown rally

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2019
Saturday afternoon’s Fight the Ban rally gathered a crowd of about 40 people, was organized by Stonewall City Democrats, TransPride Pittsburgh, OutServe-SLDN and Minority Veterans of America, and was one of many rallies held across the country on Saturday.
Trumps transgender policies disregard science, human rights

Trump’s transgender policies disregard science, human rights

By Sandy Fairclough, Staff Columnist November 14, 2018
The transgender community won’t be silenced by the Trump administration's transphobic policies.

Pentagon caught off guard by Trump’s ban on transgender troops

The Pentagon was blindsided by President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that his administration would block transgender people from the U.S. military, and the Defense Department has no idea yet...

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer May 30, 2017

Queer pride is everywhere in Pittsburgh — Bloomfield storefronts sell queer-friendly merchandise, rainbow flags dance in the winds of Lawrenceville homes and banners adorned with local drag performers...

GSWS major will make students more empathetic, tolerant

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist September 9, 2015

On the first day of my Gender Studies class, my professor walked us through the standard introductions — what are our names, years, majors but also ­— what were our preferred gender pronouns? A...

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