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LGBTQ+ and NYU: How we can support our community.

Providing resources and support to students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community is important. We want all our students to feel seen and to be part of an institution that helps them to excel.


In order for us to help our students, we must first understand best practices we can incorporate into our classrooms to create an environment of safety, visibility, and inclusivity.


Practices to think about:

  • Encourage students and instructors to add their pronouns to their NYU Zoom and NYU Brightspace accounts. This allows students to share how they prefer to be referred to.

  • Incorporate readings and research from members of the LGBTQ+ community into your class so students can see members of their communities reflected in your curriculum.


NYU has an LGBTQ+ Center that is rich with resources and support. If either your students, staff, or faculty need support, or if you find yourself wanting to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, we highly recommend reaching out to the center. The center also facilitates an “Intro to NYU LGBTQ+” session that is open to our community members for learning and development opportunities. You are welcome to stop in and ask questions. Be on the lookout for the next session! You can also find out more on their website about things you can do to support the center. Please find resources below shared at the most recent “Intro to NYU LGBTQ+” session at Kimmel.


Resources:

  • OGI Terminology

  • Sign up for Outpost (NYU LGBTQ+ Center’s newsletter)

  • Bias Response Hotline: to report instances of bias, discrimination, and/or harassment perpetrated against members of the University community.

  • Health and Wellness

    • nyu.edu/health | (212) 443-1000

    • ○ Health Resources for Trans/Non-binary/Gender Non-conforming Health and Wellness

    • Wellness Exchange 24/7 Hotline: (212) 443-9999

    • HIV Testing: Call Primary Care at (212) 443-1122 to schedule








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