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Trans Awareness Week Display

November 12 – 19 marks Transgender Awareness Week, a time to increase visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming communities and the issues they face. On the short book stacks by the library entrance, you can find a selection of materials exploring transgender history, lives, and resources. Works include academic texts, fiction, and films. More resources are available in Sherlock. Last year, the Office of LGBTQIA+ and the student group P.R.I.S.M. put together a list of digital media with LGBTQIA+ characters, actors, or creators. If you’re looking for something to watch or listen to, this can be a great way to find media with positive LGBTQIA+ representation. If you have suggestions to add to the list, you can submit them here for the Office’s consideration.

Transgender Awareness Week leads up to November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, which “honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence” according to GLAAD. TDOR was started in 1998 in honor of Rita Hester. For more information on the day visit