Below is a list of trans*, gender queer/non-conforming/variant/neutral/fuck, and allied-friendly resources that are available on-campus. We would always love to hear your feedback on experiences involving these groups, offices, and programs.
GendeRevolution: GendeRevolution is Columbia’s first organization devoted solely to equal rights for transgender individuals. We aim to provide safe spaces on campus for all gender non-conforming and trans members of the Columbia community. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Q promotes the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two spirit, genderqueer, pansexual, omnisexual, and allied women at Barnard and Columbia. The group creates a cohesive queer women’s community through participation in and initiation of recreational and educational projects in the university and greater community. The group devises and executes direct action campaigns to increase awareness and sensitivity to issues specific to queer women. Q is committed to exploring connections between discriminatory issues and increasing awareness. Q Executive Board plans programs, organizes events, and makes decisions pertaining to said programs and events. E-mail: email@example.com.
CQA: Columbia Queer Alliance (CQA) is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer collegiate student organization in the United States. Since our founding in 1967, we have continued to stand up, speak out, and organize for queer students and their allies by facilitating on-campus educational workships, open forums, speaker series, and social events. We recognize the diverse and multiple needs, interests, and identities of our constituency while remaining ever committed to fostering a cohesive, unified queer community at Columbia University. Membership is open to all Columbia students and affiliates.
Everyone Allied Against Homophobia: Everyone Allied Against Homophobia (EAAH) is Columbia University’s anti-homophobia taskforce and queer political activist group. We work to fight homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression within the CU community and beyond. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proud Colors: The overall objective of Proud Colors is to implement a comprehensive action program to promote an understanding of the past, present, and future experiences, problems, and needs of queer students of color. One of the functions of Proud Colors is to further knowledge and acceptance of the queer of color community through discussions, lectures, and other social events. Proud Colors also serves as an independent social, political, support, and discussion group and welcomes all people concerned with the advancement of the interests queer of people of color.
Gayava: (גאווה, pride) – [also, Gay + ahava (אהבה, love)] is the Jewish gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allies group at Columbia/Barnard. A safe environment for undergrad and grad students to socialize as members and allies of both the Jewish and LGBT communities, Gayava also works to foster awareness of LGBT issues in the greater Jewish community. Email: email@example.com.
Conversio Virium: Columbia’s BDSM education group.
Q House: Columbia’s Special Interest Community for LGBTQI and Allied students.
Well Woman: A Barnard office that offers health and wellness resources to all Columbia students. Peer Ed office hours are from 7-9 Tuedsay, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Also they have a wonderful blog!
Office of Multicultural Affairs (Columbia): “Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) aims to promote an inclusive university climate by acting as an educational resource that prepares students to succeed in a heterogeneous and ever-changing society.”
Office of Diversity Initiatives (Barnard): “The mission of the Office of Diversity Initiatives is to promote and support a campus community that embraces its pluralistic identity.”
Furman (?): Barnard’s counseling center. They have specific counselors that cater to queer and trans issues, and are held accountable to being tolerant and helpful to all students.
LGBTQ Alumnae: “In Alumnae Affairs we keep alumnae in touch with each other and the college through a series of services and events, recognizing shared identity and Barnard experiences. Through annual events and special opportunities we hope to build the LGBTQ network among students and alumnae.”
Gender Neutral Bathrooms:
Here is a link to a map of all the buildings that have gender neutral bathrooms, which GendeRevolution has faithfully plotted out. A real file will be forthcoming in the upcoming semester.