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Celebrating Transgender and Nonbinary Empowerment Month

https://news.berkeley.edu/2022/11/15/celebrating-transgender-and-nonbinary-empowerment-month/

By Public Affairs| NOVEMBER 15, 2022

Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Stephen Sutton sent the following message to the campus community on Tuesday:

Dear Community,

This November, we are celebrating Trans and Nonbinary Empowerment Month at GenEq. Many of you may be familiar with Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance, both aiming to increase visibility and knowledge about the daily, systemic, and sociocultural challenges that Trans people and communities endure. As we endeavor to raise awareness, we know that learning about Trans identities and respecting pronouns is merely a starting point in practicing allyship, one that cannot be limited to a single month. Our Trans and Nonbinary communities are calling for, and deserve, more.

Trans and Nonbinary Empowerment Month is a reclamation of our agency, embodiment, belonging, and future. We reject the false notion that our identities are up for debate in a world that tries to dehumanize us. We challenge the idea that Trans identities and experiences are new by uplifting our community cultural hxstories that run deep across time and place. We affirm that we do not need to be visible or legible to the cisgender gaze to be valid and that the diversity of our identities, expressions, and experiences is beautiful in all its forms....


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