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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

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The federal law known as Title IX is meant to protect students from discrimination based on their gender identity. But many gay, lesbian, and transgender students say they face an array of challenges and safety issues on their campuses. The Chronicle interviewed more than a dozen of them to hear more about what keeps them from thriving in college. 

A recording of the February 27, 2020 ACRL Professional Development Committee: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming in Libraries with speaker Krista McCracken. Krista is a non-binary archivist with over ten years experience working in academic libraries.  This session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and the best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through the sharing of examples this session will challenge participants to create trans affirming spaces while critically examining library policies, languages, and practices. This free online presentation is offered by the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. Presentation slides can be downloaded here - Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Inclusion in Libraries Webinar 

National Student Council members James, Kian, and Katie describe trans identity, their school experiences, and how schools can support trans students. Learn more at To learn more about GLSEN and our work to make schools safe and more inclusive for LGBTQ students, visit

In this episode Dr. CI discusses LGBTQIA+ Microaggressions and strategies for navigating them.

Why is it so important for us to know someone else's gender? We live in a gendered world, but for Audrey, gender is fluid at best an uncomfortable construct. Is there a way to be less reliant on gender in our interactions with people? And what does this mean when it comes to the clothes we wear, or even which toilet we choose to use? If you met Audrey Mason-Hyde, you might think Audrey was a boy, which isn’t quite correct, but calling Audrey a girl doesn’t feel quite right either. At 12 years old, Audrey is already an accomplished actor with film and TV credits, including 52 Tuesdays, a film that won the Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival and the Crystal Bear, judged by the youth jury at the Berlin International Film Festival. With a fierce intellect and a unique sense of style, Audrey has plenty to say about our gendered world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at