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Trans* Community & Programs

The Harvey & Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center staff strives to include all members of the LGBTQ+ community. In this area, you will find resources, programs, and FAQs regarding the Trans* and gender non-conforming community. This is an area that the Gantt Center continues to work to improve and below is a summary of what Clemson University offers.

Trans Awareness Week

The Harvey & Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center plans programs each year during the Trans* Week of Awareness in line with the national day, celebrated on November 20th each year. 

2018 Events

Trans-Inclusivity in Higher Education Faculty and Staff Professional Development Workshop
Monday, November 12th from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Academic Success Center, Room 118
Ivy Gibson-Hill is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Gender Benders, a trans-focused grassroots activist organization located in South Carolina.  Ze serves as the LGBTQ Rights Toolkit Coordinator with Campaign for Southern Equality, and has published multiple pieces about LGBTQ equity and trans health.  Ivy’s training will focus on trans-focused education and how to make professional environments accessible to trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/EQQhQyJwvFn4Wgse2. Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center and Inclusion and Equity.

Stop Kiss LGBTQ+ Play and Talk Back
Monday, November 12th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Bellamy Theatre (141 Jersey Lane, Clemson, SC)
Diana Son's poignant and heartfelt play Stop Kiss tells the story of Callie and Sara, two strangers in New York City who meet and over time develop a friendship that blossoms into something much deeper. Acting on their mutual attraction leads to terrifying consequences and moving transformations in this life altering comic-drama.  The play will be presented by the Clemson Players, and a talk back session will be done by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center.  The play is $6 for students, and $12 for adults. Coordinated by the Gantt Multicultural Center and the Clemson Players.

Create Your Own Gender Adventure Student Workshop with Lara Americo (https://www.laraamerico.com/index.php/about/)
Wednesday, November 14th from 11:30am – 1:00pm in the Hendrix Student Center, David Peebles Room
Have you ever consciously created your gender? We create gender every day whether we realize it or not. When we wake up, with clothes and mannerisms, we perform and create gender. In this interactive presentation, we will create a new gender. What will yours be? RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/5obM0jnHLZZLpsKg1. Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center and Inclusion and Equity.

Trans Awareness Week Keynote: Lara Americo (https://www.laraamerico.com/index.php/about/)
Wednesday, November 14th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in Memorial Auditorium, Old Main/Tillman Hall
This two hour presentation takes us from early evidence of gender and sexual diversity in caves and indigenous tribes to Stonewall Inn and the Compton Cafeteria riots in the 60s and 70s. We will talk about how queer history has shaped many movements happening today and the future of the queer community. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/e9cqOyH2eM41x0wg1. Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center and Inclusion and Equity.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
Monday, November 19th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Outdoor Amphitheater
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Join us for a candlelit vigil and reading in acknowledgement of this day and as an act of solidarity to our trans community. Sponsored by the Gantt Multicultural Center.

Resources & Contacts

Housing & Dining: Clemson University Housing & Dining seeks to accomodate any student who desires to live on campus, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Housing & Dining staff will work with you in order to make any arrangments needed to your housing assignment to suit your needs. Many faciliaties have gender nuetral or private rooms that can accomodate all students. Please contact Suzanne Price at mjprice@clemson.edu for more information.

Gender Neutral Restrooms: Clemson University is working to create a gender-neutral restroom locations in all areas of campus. Please visit the resources page for the current list of buildings that have single stall or non-gendered restrooms. If you have a suggestion for a gender nuetral restroom location, please submit it via email to the GA for LGBTQ Programs.