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Dear students, staff, faculty and Division of Games Community,

From its founding, the Division of Games is an inclusive space to learn and work. Everyone is allowed to be their truest selves in our classes, in our building, in their teams, and in their lives. To our Transgender and Gender Expansive community, you belong. Games is a home for LGBTQIA+ students, and we are committed to providing quality education and a safe community for everyone. We acknowledge that during times like these feelings of anger, disillusionment, distrust and fatigue are valid. Know that the Division of Games stands with you in solidarity.

In partnership with the LGBT Resource Center on campus, we have collected links to programming and resources to uplift Trans+ voices during the week of 11/27-12/1. Everyone is invited to show support and solidarity by attending events.

To our LGBTQIA+ community and specifically our Trans+ community, we have compiled a list of resources available to you. We love that our community challenges us to grow, to shed practices of inequity, and make us better.

Thanks for being a part of Games and, one more time, YOU BELONG!


Monday November 27th 11 am- 3 pm in the Unity Lounge | Uplifting our voices through art expression

We will be sending an invitation to our Trans students and gender expansive community to come and create art that reflects who they are beyond what meets the eye

Tuesday November 28th 12-1pm in the LGBT RC| QTea Talks
QTea Talks is an afternoon program where students are welcome to come into the LGBT RC, brew a tea and sit down for a discussion encompassing LGBTQ issues, celebrations, community connection, and more. This week our discussion will center our trans and gender expansive community and we will be talking about empowerment through gender expression and gender expansiveness.

Wednesday November 29th 3-5pm in the Unity Lounge | QTSOC: Poetry Night
QTSOC is a space where we invite our Queer/Trans Students of Color to join in conversation and community building activities
Our meeting on November 29th will be centered around our Transgender/Gender expansive community through slam poetry. Participants will be encouraged to bring any piece of poetry or short stories made by Trans BIPOC individuals to share and reflect on.

Thursday November 30th 8 am – 11 am| Healing Circle
We will invite our Trans students to participate in a conversation about mental health and wellness. We will have a professional sound bath, meditation circles and other holistic means of wellness available.

Friday December 1st 3-5pm in the Unity Lounge | Fab Friday
Queer the Holidays! – This Fab Friday event is going to be a potluck where students can bring a holiday dish to share and also make a “home for the holidays care package”. The holidays can be a difficult time for our LGBTQ+ family and we want to ensure students in need have a gift and care package for the holidays!


This is an index of resources from LGBTQ+ organizations both on and off campus that students can refer to for both community & support.

On Campus LGBTQ+ Inclusive resources

LGBT RC (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans & Gender Expansive space Resource Center)
WRC (Womens Resource Center)
Basic Needs Collective
Campus Wellness
UofU Counseling Center
Out for Business
Rainbow Law

Off-Campus LGBTQ+ Inclusive resources

Equality Utah
Equality Utah, an IRS 501(c)(4) organization, is the state’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Equality Utah leads efforts for LGBTQ civil rights at the state and local levels by: sponsoring LGBTQ legislation and opposing negative bills; lobbying elected officials; building coalitions; and empowering individuals and organizations alike to engage in the legislative process.

Phone: (801) 355-3479
Instagram: @equalityutah

The ACLU of Utah operates to enhance and defend the civil rights and freedoms of everyone living in or visiting Utah. ACLU Utah is an inclusive, nonpartisan, statewide organization powered by members, donors, and volunteers.
ACLU’s transgender rights strategist, Nick Arteaga, offers support, strategic advice, and focuses on organizing for social issues surrounding our trans community.
Phone: (801) 521-9862 ext. 104
Instagram: @aclu_utah

Utah LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber serves as a connector across the state, bringing the community together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business.

Nuanua Collective
Nuanua’s future-oriented mission seeks to create an “ocean of opportunities” for LGBTQ+ people especially, LGBTQ+ Pacific Islanders Nuanua Collective offers various arts and culture, health and wellness and education events including music and art shows, sexual health classes and peer support groups. Nuanua stresses the importance of having a community-centric collective that is accessible for the LGBT+ community.
Instagram: @nuanua.collective

Burning Sissy Valley
BSV is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unify the intersections of queer and/or trans people of color (QTPOC) through community building in Utah, which creates a culture where we are seen, valued and nourished.
Instagram: @burningsissyvalley

Encircle homes offer essential mental health services, resources, and tools for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and families.

Under the Umbrella Bookstore
Under the Umbrella is a queer little bookstore on Ute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Paiute land (Salt Lake City, Utah), sharing and celebrating queer books written by queer authors and offering a safe, sober, and accessible space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people to gather.
Instagram: @undertheumbrellabookstore

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. We provide information & support to LGBTQ 
young people 24/7, all year round.

Transgender Health Program:

Transgender Support Services & Resources:

Trans Resources at the U (including how to change name/pronoun markers):