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

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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:

transgender@txstate.edu  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Tumblr

Weekly Meetings:
Thursdays at 7:00 PM  |   Topics vary weekly and announced via social media

Officers

Name Transcend Email Pronouns
Ryan Kessinger President Ryankessinger12@gmail.com He/Him/His Or They/Them/Theirs
Bo Salinas Vice President of Management bas131@txstate.edu They/Them/Theirs
Emily (Emma) Bogue Vice President of Organization emilybogue12@gmail.com She/Her/Hers
Emerson Fillippa Vice President of Planning ecf20@txstate.edu He/Him/His
Oceanna Hart Vice-President of Community Relations oceannahart@gmail.com They/Them/Theirs
Alex Oviedo Sergeant at Arms alexoviedom17@gmail.com He/Him/His

Advisors

Name Transcend TXST Email Pronouns
Jessica Soukup Staff Advisor Systems Analyst, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs ss73@txstate.edu She/Her/Hers
Joshua Love Associate Advisor Outreach Specialist, Office of Disability Services joshualove@txstate.edu He/Him/His
Dr. Brandon Beck Community Mentor TXST Alumni Brandon@transteacher.com He/Him/His
Seanie Mardell Graduate Assistant alexoviedom17@gmail.com She/Her/Hers

@TranscendTXST

RT @SHAREPrideTXST: From 5:30 - 7:30 PM tomorrow, we will be doing free HIV testing in the Nueces building, room 247. It's FREE, QUICK,…
2017-09-19T20:06:41Z
Hey y'all, we're meeting tonight at 7 in LBJ 3-6.1! We'll be making gender bread people, hope to see you there!
2017-09-14T19:04:37Z
RT @USAC_TXST: Getting ready for the Student Involvement Fair! See y'all at 4pm! https://t.co/XLIgaoS6Km
2017-09-12T20:45:46Z

Outstanding Multicultural Organization of the Year (2016)

Congratulations to Transcend of 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.

Presenting at 7th Annual Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit

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

Presenting at Texas Transgender Non-discrimination Summit

An interview with our mentor, Brandon Beck

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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:

Clothing Closet

Transcend Clothing Closet

Transcend is seeking 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.  

Email us you would like to donate or try on clothing.

Human Sexuality is Complicated (VlogBrothers)

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

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:
http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/gender-variance