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LGBTQ+ Programs & Services at UNC Charlotte



Queer Year 1 (QY1) is a bi-weekly cohort based program that engages first year LGBTQ+ students through community building, intentional dialogue, and connects students to both campus and community resources. 

LGBTQIA+ Community Chats

LGBTQIA+ Community Chats is an educational and community based program intended for LGBTQIA+ identified students. The intention of this program is to provide a space where LGBTQIA+ identified students can learn and build community in an affirming, respectful, and dynamic space. Topics will vary each meeting and participants are encouraged to go to as many as they can.

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.

What has traditionally been an open-mic night for students to perform has transitioned to a virtual student art showcase!

This showcase is for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies to expresses themselves in any way, either through art, poetry, spoken word, or whatever your heart's desire. Traditionaly art and performances has been centered around LGBTQIA+ identity and community but submissions can vary!

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.

The Carolina Conference on Queer Youth is held in October each year in partnership with TIme Out Youth.  The one-day conference is a unique opportunity for area representatives to network, dialogue, and organize around issues important to the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in K-12 education. The conference is free for students (K-12 & college) and also offers CEU credit for professionals.

More information coming soon.

UNC Charlotte utilizes the term "trans" as an umbrella and inclusive term for those that transgress or transition between gender norms. This could include, but is not limited to, those who identify as transgender, transexual, transvestite, individuals with an intersex condition, genderqueer or non-binary individuals.

These individuals often transcend and transgress gender norms. They often find it difficult to navigate systems that are set up with only two separate gender options (male/female).

Some trans people seek medical and/or legal means to change their assigned birth sex or gender and some may simply identify or present themselves differently than their assigned birth sex or gender. 

The purpose of the Trans website is to provide basic information, policies and support resources for trans students on UNC Charlotte's campus. 

More information coming soon.

Pronouns take the place of a noun (person, place, or thing) and are used in everyday speaking and writing. Gender pronouns, therefore, take the place of people’s names and are often used interchangeably without cognition. For example, you may find yourself saying, "He took the dog for a walk," or "She is best friends with Norm the Niner," these are some examples of how gender pronouns are used in everyday conversations. This is because our brains have been socialized to make associations with how we perceive someone and which pronouns we use. However, this could be extremely harmful.

UNC Charlotte strives to create a personal experience by allowing opportunities for every member of our community to get to know each other better. 

One of the many ways the University is doing this is by allowing you to provide your “preferred first name” which can be used on your 49er ID card, in emails, in classrooms, and in everyday conversation.