Project Q

We’re so happy to hear about this hair stylist over at Project Q and to see this video featuring one of our favorite people!  

Mattel Releases First Gender-Neutral Doll

“The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both, and Mattel, which calls this the world’s first gender-neutral doll, is hoping its launch on Sept. 25 redefines who gets to play with a toy traditionally deemed taboo for half the world’s kids.” Read more here – https://time.com/5684822/mattel-gender-neutral-doll/

Statement in regards to USC student health center

For students who feel they experienced sexual misconduct by a healthcare provider at a USC student health center, a number of reporting resources can be found at https://change.usc.edu/additional-resources/ You can also drop in to the LGBT Resource Center anytime between Monday – Friday 10AM- 5PM (STU 202) to talk with friendly and understanding LGBTQ+ professional Read more

Alarming new changes to the gender marker on passports created last week

Documentation required for changing gender markers on passports replaced “gender” with “sex,” and limited access to resources for queer people. Last week, the U.S. Department of State altered documentation required for transgender people to obtain correctly gendered documentation. These changes include replacing the language of “gender” with “sex” as well as the removal of resources Read more

LGBT Rights Expand in India; Section 377 Struck Down

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexual activity between consenting adults, which was punishable by up to 10 years in jail according to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Read more here: https://scroll.in/latest/893352/section-377-sc-to-rule-on-validity-of-colonial-era-law-that-criminalises-gay-sex

Call to Action: Crisis at the Border, 6/21/2018

Call to Action: Crisis at the Border, 6/21/2018 From: Elle Fersan, Director, Initiative on Immigrants and Global Migration, USC Gould School of Law [Please Forward to Trojan Faculty, Staff and Students] The Initiative on Immigrants and Global Migration (IIGM) is organizing a set of actions to respond to the crisis at the border and answer the call of Read more

Engemann Student Counseling Services Offer New Support Groups

Engemann Student Counseling Services is introducing two new support groups: the Sexual Orientation Support Group and the Gender Spectrum Support Group. These groups are a redesigned support system from last semester’s Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Support Group. The Sexual Orientation Support Group addresses life and relationship issues related to sexual orientation, allowing students Read more

Californian Becomes the Second U.S. Citizen Granted “Non-Binary” Gender Status

Californian paralegal Sara Kelly Keenan has become the second person in the U.S. to be legally granted the gender status of “non-binary.” Keenan (who prefers she/her pronouns) was born intersex, and as a result her body produced neither male nor female hormones. After recent news of Oregon resident Jamie Shupe changing their gender status to Read more

Engemann Counseling Center Announces New Program for LGBT+ Students

This fall, the Engemann Student Counseling Center is bringing programming with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Their new Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Support Group (SOGI) addresses life and relationship issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Topics are based on students’ interest and can include exploring your identity; trust and connecting in relationships; Read more