Trans at Mizzou

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The University of Missouri utilizes trans as an umbrella term for people who transgress or transcend our normative notions of gender. This term includes but is not limited to those who identify as transgender, transsexual, agender, bigender, genderqueer, genderfluid, two spirit, gender non-conforming, etc.

What are Pronouns?

What are pronouns?

Pronouns are words we use to replace nouns, and in this case, refer to people without using their name.

You probably already know about the binary pronoun sets “he/him” and “she/her”. But there are many other pronouns out there that trans and gender-nonconforming people may use! You already use the gender neutral pronouns “they/them” without even thinking about it.

More pronoun examples:

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How do I know what pronouns to use?

Never assume anyone’s pronouns. It is often good practice to ask someone what pronouns they use before referring to them. You can help normalize pronoun discussion by introducing yourself with your pronouns; i.e. “Hi, my name is _____ and I use she/her pronouns.”

What if I mess up?

It is okay to mess up! We all do it. Just make sure to apologize, correct yourself, and move on. Making a big deal out of the misstep is uncomfortable for everyone.

Oasis

Oasis is a new trans-focused student org which aims to include all who identify outside of their gender assigned at birth, while uplifting the most marginalized in the community through the promotion of intersectionality in conversation. We will facilitate discussions on different topics and organize a taskforce that addresses the concerns of trans students on campus.

Closed meetings (limited to trans or gender-nonconforming individuals) are in the LGBTQ Resource Center. Please contact lgbtq@missouri.edu for meeting times!

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

The most up to date listing of gender neutral bathrooms can found on the GoMizzou app by going to “Maps” and searching “bathroom”. They will be listed alphabetically, by building name.

A map of gender neutral bathrooms can be found on MSA’s website here: http://msa.missouri.edu/gender-neutral-restrooms/. ***Please note, this map is not updated regularly. GoMizzou has more up to date information

Community Resources

Transgender Health Network – contains a list of trans-friendly providers in the mid-Missouri area

Advocates for Youth – http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Janet Mock – http://janetmock.com/

Transgender Health Information Program – http://transhealth.phsa.ca/

International Foundation on Gender Education – www.ifge.org

Transgender Law – www.transgenderlaw.org

National Center for Transgender Equality – www.nctequality.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project – www.srlp.org

What did we miss? What resources do you use? We’re always looking for more! Send them to us: lgbtq@missouri.edu

Transgender Empowerment and Awareness Week

A week of programming on what it means to be transgender, different trans identities, how to be a trans ally, and the ways in which we all transgress gender norms.

Transgender Empowerment and Awareness Week 2016: November 7-11

Let’s Gender Together

  • Monday, November 7th
  • 1-4 pm
  • Located in the Women’s Center

Clothing Swap

  • Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th
  • 10am – 2pm
  • Located in 2206 B and C, MU Student Center

Keynote: Tyler Ford

  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • 7pm
  • Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

Open Safe Space Training: Trans 101 – Supporting the Transgender Community

  • Thursday, November 10th
  • 3-5 pm
  • Walt Disney Rm., Memorial Union N206

Mizzou Trans Day of Remembrance

  • Thursday, November 10th
  • 6pm
  • Traditions Plaza (Rain Location: MU Women’s Center)

Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles

  • Friday, November 11th
  • 12:30pm
  • LGBTQ Resource Center, G225 MU Student Center

TranscenDANCE

  • Friday, November 11th
  • 8-10 pm
  • Mark Twain Ballroom, Memorial Union