Following the success of the first ZAP panel, the Center for Faculty Excellence will host a second one Nov. 3.
With increasing national conversations on using students’ desired pronouns in the classroom, the college’s faculty are trying to find the best ways to be inclusive.
Luca Maurer, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Center program director, discusses growing up in a small rural town in upstate New York, his experiences of homophobia in college, and the moment he decided to choose his career path as a professional advocate and educator for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
Everyone should be called the name they want to be called, and the pronouns they ask you to use. It’s a matter of basic respect, and it’s the law.
Amidst ongoing demands for more privacy and inclusivity in residence halls and on-campus restrooms, the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services partnered with the Office of Residential Life to build 12 new all-gender restrooms.
“I do feel they’re important,” Earle said. “I think it’s a good first step. In some ways, the problems we had, like the staff had, are some of the same problems that I think we’re going to have with diversity and inclusion.”
Ithaca College’s 14th annual Rainbow Reception on April 15 celebrated the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer, asexual and allied members of the graduating class and graduate students.
Luca Maurer, program director for the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, with his co-author Eli Green, assistant professor of public health at William Paterson University, published their book, “The Teaching Transgender Toolkit,” three months ago. Staff writer Elena Piech spoke with Luca Maurer about his book, the writing process and transgender rights.