This guide supports the LGBTQIA community and serves as a starting point for discussion and understanding. Along with a selection of resources in B.D. Owens Library, information includes: campus contacts and allies, organizations, nearby community support, legal rights, and mental and physical health sources. The contents of this guide are only a representation of what is available and offer a wide array of resources that encourage inclusivity and civility.
The terms and definitions listed are always evolving and changing.
Transition (noun) – For transgender people, this refers to the process of coming to recognize, accept, and express one’s gender identity. Most often, this refers to the period when a person makes social, legal, and/or medical changes, such as changing their clothing, name, sex designation, and using medical interventions. Sometimes referred to as gender affirmation process.
Terms and definitions are from the National LGBT Health Education Center. Find a further list of terms and definitions here.
Northwest Missouri State University shares a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We prepare our students to live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment. As a public educational institution, we treat each other in a civil manner where all voices are heard, represented and valued.
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