UCLA in top 10 Trans-Friendly Campuses
The Advocate has named UCLA one of the nation’s Top 10 Trans-Friendly Colleges and Universities! UC Los Angeles was given a perfect score on both LGBT-Friendliness and supporting Gender Identity and Expression. Read the original article here.
The Advocate writes, “Research suggests that trans people face higher rates of harassment when compared to cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual people and are three times more likely to fear for their physical safety on campus. In the last decade, however, a number of campuses have become stalwart leaders in creating trans-friendly policies, programs, and practices.”
“University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was among the first schools to cover hormones and surgeries for transitioning students under its student health insurance, and the university has developed an easy process for students to be able to access these benefits. In the last three years, more than a dozen students have benefitted from this coverage. The campus is also very accessible to trans students, with gender-inclusive athletic facilities and more than 120 gender-inclusive bathrooms. UCLA’s LGBT Campus Resource Center is now developing a mobile app for people to be able to find these bathrooms easily, and the campus transgender and gender-nonconforming student group is working on a needs assessment to ensure that the population is best being supported.”
The UCLA LGBT Resource Center is hosting several upcoming events, including “Sundaes on Tuesdays” all summer long! Connect with other LGBT students, staff, faculty, and allies at the resource center, located in Suite B36 in the Student Activities Center. You can also visit their Web site at www.lgbt.ucla.edu.