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Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

Nov. 20, 2013: Transgender Day of Remembrance


1. Message from the staff

It's been a busy month at the GSRC. On Nov. 5, Susannah, Jason Rae (Arts ’09, GSRC Board co-chair), Kelli Rael (Arts ’07, University Advancement) and Kathryn Connor (GSRC student employee, Law ’15) provided an update on GSRC projects, engagement opportunities and LGBT alumni work to a group of alumni interested in LGBT initiatives and issues. We enjoyed a lively conversation with alumni from across the country.

Susannah also traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to attend the National Women’s Studies Association conference, bringing back a range of resources, including research on women in STEM fields and next steps for her work with the Anti-Racism/Anti-White Supremacy Working Group of the Women’s Centers Committee. Stop by the GSRC to see the conference program booklet or hear more about the conference.


Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director
Sheraden Bobot, program assistant

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Alumni Memorial Union, 425 

2. Research highlight

The Faculty-in-Residence program is making great progress this semester. Dr. Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, will soon be concluding her residency at the center, so stay tuned for a research update in early December and a presentation celebration next spring.

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Psychology Dr. Ed de St. Aubin will join the GSRC staff as a Faculty Fellow in January. Dr. de St. Aubin will conduct two research events while in residence — a presentation on student sexual behavior (related to his ongoing research in the Department of Psychology) and a discussion of his residency research on the relationship between students’ religious identities and sexuality.

3. Student project

Sophomore GSRC student employee Matthew Hyland has been hard at work researching international gender and sexuality study abroad programs. His research compilation will be housed at the GSRC, and will be utilized by the Office of International Education as a resource for students to use in considering study abroad options. The initial list includes Women’s and Gender Studies programs from across the globe in countries such as Ecuador, Turkey and Namibia.

4. Featured event: National Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20, 2013

First observed nationally in 1999, Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on Nov. 20, that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all of the transgender individuals lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

On campus event:
In collaboration with the Marquette Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the GSRC is hosting an educational poster display across campus this week honoring the courage and resiliency of TransFigures across the country. The display will be housed in the GSRC until Nov. 21, at 8:30 p.m., when the display will be presented at the GSA general meeting alongside a presentation on TDOR.

Off campus event:
On Friday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m., FORGE will host a community event for TDOR at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. The focal point of this event is promoting awareness of trans* violence, along with acceptance and celebration of transgender individuals. The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is located on the second floor of 1110 North Market Street.



TransFigures Display Tuesday, Nov. 19 through Thursday, Nov. 21
Location: GSRC, AMU, 425

GSA Membership Meeting & TransFigures Display
Thursday Nov. 21, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Cudahy, 126

Transgender Day of Remembrance Celebration
Presented by FORGE
Friday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N. Market St., second floor, Milwaukee

World AIDS Day
Sunday, Dec. 1

More events


Counseling Center

Campus Ministry

Marquette University Medical Clinic

Department of Public Safety

The Healing Center

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Sojourner Family Peace Center


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