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Teach-In: Trans Recognition, Respect, and Rights in Higher Education

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Friday November 5, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Teams

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Join UTD staff, students, and a guest scholar as we celebrate Trans Awareness Month by amplifying the voices and experiences of trans students in higher education. 

Matthew Winser-Johns, M.Ed, Assistant Director for LGBT+ Programs will discuss recent updates to the UTD system so students can change their gender marker and name, and why this update is so important for student success and belonging. 

Lex Pulice-Farrow, a transmasculine doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, will present on their qualitative research on how to support trans students in higher education. 

UTD students Cal Thompson, Sam Poliarco, and Veeran Shankar will deliver a reading of their creative writing. 

This event is sponsored by the Galerstein Gender Center and the School of Arts and Humanities. 

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed below) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

Event Type

Campus & Community, Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


Arts & Culture, Research, Diversity & Inclusion



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