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Ci Richardson is a psychology major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Syllabus struggles for gender non-comforming folks

Ci Richardson, Columnist September 6, 2022

The first couple days of class, the easiest day of the semester, syllabus day. Now this can be the most mundane day of class for most people, but for trans, intersex and gender non-conforming folks...

Ben Wilburn, a graduate assistant and coordinator in the LGBTQA+ resource center, discusses microaggressions, which are subtle but offensive comments or actions that are often unintentional, in the transgender community and advises students and community members to be aware of them during his “Talkin’ Trans” presentation Monday in Carnegie Public Library.

Lecture uses legos, statistics, experience to explain gender

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2016

The colorful and interchangeable toy Legos were compared to a person’s gender identity during a lecture held 6:30 p.m. in the Carneige Hall Library Monday. Ben Wilburn, graduate assistant of the LBGTAQ+...

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