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Transgender, Non-binary and Gender Diverse Student Organization: Transcend at Texas State


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Transcend Mission and Purpose

Transcend is a Texas State student group for transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies  This diversity includes all forms of gender identity and expression that transgress societal assumptions of sex designated at birth.  While we use the terms transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students in our language, we welcome Intersex individuals, Drag Kings and Drag Queens, gender creative students, gender expansive students, and students who are discovering new ways to express and identify their gender.  This student organization gives transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies an opportunity to come together to share experiences and to support each other at Texas State around issues related to gender identity and expression.   The students and advisors of Transcend also work to promote equity and diversity of gender at Texas State through activities, events, and advocacy. Texas State University has a non-discrimination statement that includes gender identity and expression, and the students and advisors in Transcend at Texas State work to continue manifesting the spirit of that non-discrimination statement throughout the campus so that transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students are affirmed and nurtured at Texas State.  If you are transgender, non-binary or gender diverse and have questions about navigating life at Texas State, please join us at one of our meetings or contact us at

TDOR 2016 Nov 17 7pm UCM

Since November 21, 2015, almost 300 gender diverse people have been murdered worldwide.  We will come together to remember these lives and to celebrate the lives of gender diverse people in our community.  To read the list of names, visit Trans Murder Monitoring  At our event, Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 7pm, at UCM at 510 N. Guadalupe in San Marcos, we will read the names of the people murdered in the United States and hear stories from some of our local living trans friends so that we can lift them up.  November 20 is internationally recognized at Transgender Day of Remembrance.  To visit other towns in Texas and celebrate trans life with others, please see below:

Austin TDOR Event (Nov 20)

Corpus Christi TDOR (Nov 19)

Dallas TDOR Event (Nov 20)

Fort Worth (Nov 19)

Houston TDOR Events (Nov 19 and 20)

Transcend 2016 Award Winner

Transcend BOKO Award 2016

Congratulations to Transcend at Texas State for winning Outstanding Multicultural Organization at Texas State for 2015-2016 at the 2016 BOKO Awards Ceremony.  Keep up the good work and continue to spread the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.


Presentation to the 2016 Texas Transgender Non-discrimination Summit

Transcend Clothing Closet

Transcend Clothing Closet

Transcend has a Clothing Closet that takes donations of gently used clothes of all styles, sizes, and shapes (Clothes DON'T have GENDERS; people do!).  Many college students who are gender diverse are looking for new ways to express their identity and don't have the financial resources or freedom to buy new wardrobes.  Our clothing closet allows students to come try on different styles and expressions and to take home what they need and want.  If you would like to donate or to come try on clothes, please e-mail to make an appointment. 

Transcend Weekly Meeting Schedule

Thursdays 7pm weekly during the fall and spring semesters; special topic each week; to learn the topic before the meeting follow us on social media or email LBJSC 3-6.1


An interview with our Mentor, Brandon Beck


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Transcend Officers Presenting on Texas State Climate for Transgender Students at 7th Annual Texas Transgender Non-discrimination Summit at UT Dallas, July 31, 2015

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Transcend Officers at TTNS 2015

Transcend Advisors and Officers




Jessica Soukup


Staff Advisor

Systems Analyst, Office of the VPSA

David Hunt


AdvoCats Advisor

Assistant Director, ODS

Joshua L. Love


Associate Advisor

Outreach, Office of Disability Services

Ryan Kessinger

(He/him/his OR They/them/theirs)


Bo Salinas


Vice-President of Management

Emerson Fillippa


Vice-President of Planning

Emily (Emma) Bogue


Vice-President of Organization

Oceanna Hart


Vice-President of Community Relations

Alex Oviedo



Seanie Mardell


Graduate Assistant

Dr. Brandon L. Beck


Community Mentor





Human Sexuality is Complicated


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Training Module for Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Young People

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Image of the Training Module - Follow Link Below to Reach Module

This module, by gires and Surrey and Borders Partnership, provides learning opportunities about what it means to be transgender and gender non-conforming young people.  Further modules teach about learning how to provide support to these students, and professional development credit can be learned.  Follow these links to get to the module and learn more!