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Creating Change 2015: Awarding our Leaders!

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Contact: Jen Self, Publications and Communications Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

February 17, 2015

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals was honored to recognize three great leaders among us at the National LGBTQ Creating Change Conference in early February. This year three awards, the Promising New Professional, the Award for Intersectionality, and the Award for Research and Assessment were presented to three outstanding members of our field, Natasha Cox, Leslie Morrow, and Genny Beemyn, respectively. 

Natasha CoxPromising New Professional, is currently the Program Coordinator at the LGBTQA Resource Center at Penn State. She is completing her doctoral work with research gaining a better understanding of how Black trans men understand themselves.

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LGBTQ Organizations Issue Open Letter: From Ferguson to True Freedom

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WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2014 —The National LGBTQ Task Force, in coalition with other national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations, today issued the following open letter:

An Open Letter: From Ferguson to True Freedom

Words cannot begin to describe the depth of feeling we all share about the unfolding tragedies in Ferguson and New York City. Words cannot relieve the suffering of Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s loved ones nor can words alone salve the pain nor quell the anger of millions. It’s action we need and we need it now.

As LGBTQ national organizations, we proudly stand in solidarity with the civil rights organizations and local activists — including the actions of an amazing, fierce, brilliant cadre of youth leaders, many of whom are queer identified — in demanding fundamental systemic change that tackles the root causes of racial and economic injustices once and for all. From political accountability for the deaths of Michael and Eric to the immediate passage of federal legislation that completely bans racial profiling across this land to ensuring that local police departments are representative and fair arbiters of safety and protection for everyone and who — through their actions — are continually working to earn the trust, confidence and respect of the entire community.

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Queer & Trans* Liberation Includes the Eradication of Anti-Black Racism & Police Violence ~ This Struggle is Our Struggle!

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December 1, 2014

Contact: jen self, Publications and Communications Chair, pubcom@lgbtcampus.org

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals stands in solidarity with our members, communities, and all communities who are deeply saddened and disappointed by the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. This decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, as well as the actions and opinions that led up to this decision, speaks to the structural racism that is embedded in our judicial system. The Consortium remains steadfast in our stance against police brutality, the excessive use of force, and the militarization of police forces, specifically as it affects Black communities and other communities of color.

As articulated beautifully by a student leader from a university in the Northeastern Region, “The struggle for queer liberation includes Black bodies, imprisoned bodies, and those who are constantly targeted by police violence. This struggle is our struggle.”

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LGBTQ Allied Organizations Call for National Advocacy & Charges Dropped for LGBTQ Survivors of Violence

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September 30, 2014

We, the undersigned allied lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations are deeply concerned by the national trend of prosecuting survivors of anti-LGBTQ hate violence for defending themselves.  Currently Eisha Love, a young African American transgender woman, who was violently attacked by a group of people in a transphobic hate violence incident in her own neighborhood, is facing first degree attempted murder charges for defending herself from this attack. Eisha was the only person arrested. Eisha is currently being held by the Cook County department of Corrections in Chicago. 

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