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LGBTQ+ Resources

This guide provides an overview of LGBTQ+ resources locally, regionally, and nationally.

NAU Resources

Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA Student Services

  • Safe space for queer-identified students in the Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA Student Services (IMQ) Center and the Q-Unity Center 
  • Targeted inclusive events and programming
  • Support for LGBTQIA+ student organizations 
  • Connection to resources such as but not limited to free STI testing, academic advising, University Writing Commons
  • Safe Zone and TRANSparency Zone trainings for any NAU community member 
    • SafeZone is an educational program committed to increasing understanding and awareness around how to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) community.
    • Do you have questions about: What is "trans"? What about my "politically incorrect" questions? What about bathrooms? what is "transitioning"? What are some everyday issues facing trans folk? TRANSparency Zone is here to help! 
  • 1:1 support from professional staff in IMQ as well as the Inclusion and Diversity Scholar peer mentoring program. 
  • Support groups (Flagstaff Trans Support Group, Lumberjack Q-Chat Support Group), for information contact 928-523-5656 | inclusion@nau.edu
  • According to a representative of the Office of Inclusion, "Basically [the Office of Inclusion] will do anything and everything we can to support the LGBTQIA+ community at NAU and we will work with each student on an individual basis to identify and work through any barriers to their success and well-being."
  • Links for all of these can be found on the Office of Inclusion's website.

Campus Health Services 

Medical, Counseling Service, Health Promotion

  • Trans Care Team that attend conferences on an annual basis for education on WPATH standards 
    • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. WPATH publishes the Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines, which articulate a professional consensus about the psychiatric, psychological, medical, and surgical management of gender dysphoria and help professionals understand the parameters within which they may offer assistance to those with these conditions. WPATH World Professional Association for Transgender Health © 2020 WPATH Contact Privacy.
    • More information can be found on the WPATH website.
  • Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and the supplemental Louie Care both include trans care (details in the e-book listed below).  NAU's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan for faculty and staff also includes trans care 
  • A complete list of these services can be found in the Trans Health and Wellness e-book
  • Health Promotion offers inclusive barrier methods that are free to any student (they do have to join the Condom Club but that is free as well) 
  • Campus Health Services partners with Coconino County to do free or discounted STI testing
    • For the past year or two The Office of Inclusion has begun hosting testing events in an effort to reach LGBTQIA+ community members as well as other students who feel more comfortable in an inclusive space. Contact them at (928) 523-5656 | inclusion@nau.edu
  • NAU Counseling Services offers services to LGBTQ+ students. More information on Counseling Services can be found at their website. More information on counseling services can also be found in the Trans Health and Wellness e-book.
    • Providers at counseling services provide individual, group, and couples therapy. This can be an excellent resource for LGBTQ+ students. Some staff at counseling services identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
    • All providers have been trained and engage with regular professional development in the area of multicultural competence.
    • Some providers have specific clinical interest and experience with regard to certain populations, many of which are listed on their personal bios on the counseling services website.
    • Therapeutic services are typically student/client driven, meaning that the student identifies their goals for therapy and treatment is focused on meeting these needs.
    • Ultimately, for many LGBTQ+ students in college, counseling is an opportunity to focus on things like identity, relationships, sexuality, gender, and obviously, the intersection of all/some of these with other contextual pieces of someone’s life.
    • Counseling Services provides specific Trans Care support to students who identify as Trans, non-binary, gender-fluid, etc.
    • There is also a dedicated Campus Health Services Trans Care Team that is comprised of Counseling and Medical Services providers that have completed additional training/education/professional development in the area of Trans Health and Mental Health. 
    • Additionally, members of the Trans Care Team work with students on specific clinical areas related to their gender identity (i.e., stigmatization and discrimination, exploration of gender identity, initiation of hormone therapy, etc.), and can also provide medical or legal advocacy, support documentation, and resource referrals/connections for gender-related concerns.
    • Counseling Services provides consultation and outreach to staff, faculty, and administration on specific LGBTQ+ issues and considerations, and consult with IMQ on students of concern and/or the Bisexual Support Group.

Employee Assistance and Wellness

  • NAU Employee Assistance and Wellness offers counseling and other services to NAU faculty and staff. More information can be found at their website.
  • (928) 523-1552

LGBTQIA Commission

  • "The LGBTQIA Commission is organized to promote acceptance of LGBTQIA (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer-Intersex-Asexual) diversity, and to foster respect and appreciation for each member of the NAU community, including Extended Campuses students, faculty and staff."
  • Out and Proud List - a collection of faculty and staff who are out and offer their information to anyone who might need support in their area

Women's and Gender Studies

Academic Resource

  • Queer Studies Minor 

Other

  • Change of Name Form through the Office of the Registrar: students/faculty/staff are able to change their preferred name as well which would appear on class rosters, Blackboard Learn, grade rosters, and the online directory. 
    • Please note that staff and faculty members must contact Human Resources to change their preferred name.
  • Option to receive a new NAU ID Card if there is a preferred name change.  This is for a discounted fee (normally $25 but if changing preferred name it is $12).  Students with financial need can work with IMQ to have their fee covered) 
  • Voice Therapy through the School of Speech and Language Pathology with Dr. Judith King.  This is not a free service but the program works with clients on a case-by-case basis if financial need and assistance is demonstrated. 
  • Enumeration of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in our Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment policies (ABOR and NAU) as well as the Safe Working and Learning Environment policy
  • Gender Inclusive Housing through Housing and Residence Life (for first-year and upper level students). 
  • Gender Inclusive Restroom Map via the virtual campus map.
    1. Navigate to the Interactive Campus Map
    2. Click “Restrooms” in the menu on the left side of the page
    3. Select “Gender-Neutral Restrooms”
  • Links for all of these can be found on the Office of Inclusion's website.

Lifelines and Crisis Numbers

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8253). Veterans press 1.
  • Text TALK to 741741. Text with a trained counselor from the crisis text line for free 24/7.
  • The Trevor Project, Trevor lifeline available 24/7. 1-866-488-7386.
  • Trans Lifeline. Support for transgender people by transgender people. 1-877-565-8860.
  • SAGE LGBT Elder Care Hotline. Peer support and local resources for older adults. 1-888-843-LGBT (5428).
  • The LGBT National Hotline. Peer support and local resources for all ages. 1-888-843-4564.