Gender Diversity Resource Toolkit

In Progress

We are constantly continuing to expand and add to this resource, so please excuse the unfinished nature.

This toolkit is intended to be an accessible document for gender diverse students (this is inclusive of transgender, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming, and queer) students, and all who support them within and beyond the university. Our goal is to provide a platform that connects all members of our university community to campus, local, and national resources around supporting and advocating for gender diverse students.

  1. Understanding Queer Identities:

    1. Gender Diversity 101

      1. Links to Educational Information

        1. Definitions
        2. Gender Grammar
        3. Validating Pronouns
        4. My Pronouns
        5. Practice Using Pronouns
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. FAQs for Students (Coming Soon)

    2. FAQs for Faculty (Coming Soon)

    3. FAQs for Staff (Coming Soon)

  3. For Gender Diverse Students:

    1. Self-Advocacy

      1. Parents and Family

        1. Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and answers for parents, families, and friends of people who are transgender and gender expansive
        2. My Child is Transgender: 10 Tips for Parents of Adult Transgender Kids
      2. Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
      3. Peers (Others Students)
      4. Mental Health
    2. Campus Resources

      1. Student Groups

        1. No Labels
        2. Confetti
        3. Q+
      2. Services

        1. Single Occupancy Restrooms Listing
        2. Changing your name on campus (if you have legal requirements satisfied)
        3. Preferred First Name Request Form (without legal documentation required – limited application)
        4. Trans Talk Thursdays
        5. UNCG Psychology Clinic; Phone: 336.334.5662
      3. Departments

        1. UNCG Counseling Center; Phone: 336.334.5340; Counselors at center versed in trans and GNC issues can be requested
        2. Campus Violence Response Center (CVRC); 336-334-9839;; an LGBTQ+ advocate can meet upon request
        3. Person to contact for transgender housing at UNCG: Guy Sanders (
        4. Office of Intercultural Engagement
        5. Speech and Hearing Center; Phone: 336.334.5939
        6. Spartan Open Pantry: College Park United Methodist Church, 509 Tate Street, Weekly Distributions Tuesdays 5-9PM, Emergency food assistance for UNCG students
    3. Policies

      1. Policy on Discriminatory Conduct (UNCG Chancellor’s Office)
      2. Sexual Misconduct Policy & Title IX (Coordinator: Murphie Chappell,
      3. Kaplan Center Locker Room and Sauna Policies
      4. NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Athletes
    4. LGBTQ+ -identified Faculty and Staff

      1. Elliott Kimball

        Pronouns: He/Him/His
        Assistant Director
        Office of Intercultural Engagement

      2. Anthony Verdino

        Pronouns: He/Him/His/Anything Respectful
        Staff Social Worker
        The Counseling Center

      3. Kate Rawson
        Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
        LGBTQ+ Advocacy & Training Coordinator
        Campus Violence Response Center
      4. Susan Blake, Ph.D., LCPS
        Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
        Staff Counselor
        Training and Internship Coordinator
        The Counseling Center
      5. Natasha Young
        Pronouns: She/her/hers
        Coordinator for Residence Life
        Housing and Residence Life
      6. Chelsea Phipps
        Pronouns: She/her/hers
        Assistant Director, Facilities & Special Events
        Recreation & Wellness
    5. Triad & NC Resources

      1. Identity Documents

        1. NC DMV Driver’s License Gender Marker Change Form
        2. North Carolina Name Changes
      2. Healthcare

        1. PFLAG Listing of Healthcare Providers for Transgender Care
        2. Carolina Partners Gender and Sexual Diversity Initiative

          1. 2019 GSDI Transgender Provider Resource List
          2. This is an extensive resource list created by the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Initiative through Carolina Partners in Mental Health which includes medical and behavioral health providers and other health-related resources specific to gender diverse people.
    6. National Resources

      1. Emergency Hotlines

        1. Durham Crisis Response Hotline: 919-403-6562
        2. Family Services of the Piedmont Crisis Line: 336-273-7273
        3. OCRCC Hotline: 866-WE-LISTEN
        4. Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
        5. Hopeline Suicide Hotline: 1-800-442-4673 (HOPE)
        6. Hopeline Spanish Hotline: 1-800-784-2432
        7. Hopeline Teen Hotline: 1-877-968-8454
        8. Trevor Project Suicide Hotline: 866-488-7386
        9. CDC National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-342-2437
        10. CDC National AIDS Hotline Spanish: 1-800-344-7432

      2. Transgender Law Center: the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

      3. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Help Center/Hotline: An organization that provides peer support, resources, and national hotlines that serve as safe spaces for anything the caller wants to talk about.

      4. Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC): To uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.

      5. Gender Spectrum: An organization committed to combating LGBTQ+ bullying and marginalization through education.

      6. GLAAD: An organization that promotes LGBT acceptance through changing the Media Narrative.

      7. The Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project: a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.

      8. The Trevor Project: focused on crisis prevention for LGBT young people. Lots of resources, including a suicide hotline and an online messaging service for people with questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

      9. Sylvia Rivera Law Project: works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

      10. National Center for Transgender Equality: the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

      11. National LGBTQ Task force: advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ People.

      12. PFLAG: the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies uniting with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.

      13. LGBTQ+ and Addiction: a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free.

      14. Brown Boi Project: works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender. We build the leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color–pipelining them into the social justice movement

      15. The Audre Lorde Project: a Community Organizing Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities.

      16. Against Equality: an online archive, publishing, and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics. As queer thinkers, writers and artists, we are committed to dislodging the centrality of equality rhetoric and challenging the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage, the US military, and the prison industrial complex via hate crimes legislation.

      17. Southern Poverty Law Center: dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society

      18. ACLU: to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

      19. FORGE: Trans Anti-Violence Organization Self-help guide for Trans survivors of interpersonal violence can be found here:

  4. For Faculty & Staff Seeking to Support Gender Diverse Students:

    1. Understanding Queer Identities

    2. Faculty FAQs

    3. Supporting Students in Distress

      1. Brief How-To-Respond

      2. Campus Resources/Referrals

        1. Counseling Center
        2. Students First Office
        3. Financial Aid Office
        4. Student Success Center
        5. Career Services Center
        6. Office of Intercultural Engagement
        7. Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
        8. Campus Violence Response Center
      3. Policies for Faculty/Staff

      4. Pedagogy

      5. Managing Conflict in the Classroom

        1. Criticizing with Kindness
        2. Raising the B.A.R.
  5. For LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff:

    1. Campus Resources

      1. Name Change Process

      2. Networking Opportunities

    2. LGBTQ+ -identified Faculty and Staff

  6. For Allies & Others Seeking to Support Gender Diverse Students:

    1. Campus Resources

    2. Triad & NC Resources

    3. National Resources

  7. I Know of a Resource That You Should Add, Remove, or Update!

  8. Get Involved with UNCG’s Gender Diversity Working Group