Queer / Trans Resources

Name Information

Some members of the Wesleyan community are known by a preferred name that is different from their legal name. Students, faculty and staff who wish to be identified by a name other than their legal one, can enter that name in the Personal Information section of their e-portfolio. This name will appear in most University systems. While anyone is welcome to use a preferred name, this option has been developed to respond to the needs of some international students, transgender people, and others who prefer to use another name. 

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All Gender Restroom Locations

160 Cross Street              
167/169 High Street, 1st Floor    
285 Court Street, 2nd floor
287 High Street, 2nd floor
41 Lawn, 1st & 2nd floor
45 Broad Street, 1st floor
Admission, 70 Wyllys Avenue, 2nd floor
Allbritton Center, 222 Church Street       
Alumni Office, 330 High St, 1st floor
Anthropology/Winchester House, 281 High Street, 1st floor
Auxiliary Services, 255 Pine Street          
Boger Hall, 41 Wyllys Avenue
Cady Building, 170 Long Lane, 1st floor
Center for African American Studies, 343 High Street, basement
Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace
Center for the Americas, 255 High Street, 1st floor
CFA A - Rehearsal Hall, Wyllys Avenue, basement
CFA H - Art Studio North, Washington Terrace, 1st floor
CFA L - Art Work Shops, Washington Terrace, 1st floor
CFA M – Zilkha Gallery, 2nd floor
CFA P- Theater, Washington Terrace, basement
CFA R- Theater, Washington Terrace, mezzanine & basement
Cinema Archives, Washington Terrace, 1st & 2nd floor
College for the Environment, 284 High Street, 1st & 2nd floor     
Davison Art Center, 301 High Street, 2nd floor
Davison Health Center, 327 High Street, 1st & 2nd floor
Downey House, 294 High, 1st floor
Exley Science Center, 265 Church Street, 1st floor
FAC Boat House, 36 Harbor Drive, 1st floor          
Fisk Hall, 262 High Street, basement & 2nd floor
Freeman Athletic Center, 161 Cross Street, lower level
Freeman East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace
Graduate Liberal Studies Program, 74 Wyllys Avenue, 1st floor
Hall Atwater Labs, 52 Lawn Avenue, ground floor
Human Resources, 212 College Street, 1st & 2nd floor
Judd Hall, 207 High Street, basement
Laundry, 253 Pine Street, 1st floor
North College, 237 High Street, basement
Olin Library, 252 Church Street, lower level
PAC/Harriman, 238 Church Street, 2nd floor
Religious Studies, 171 Church Street, 2nd floor
Romance Languages & Literatures, 300 High Street, 1st & 3rd floor
Russell House, 350 High Street, basement, 1st & 2nd floor
Shapiro Writing Center, 116 Mount Vernon
South College, 229 High Street, basement
University Organizing Center, 190 High Street, 1st & 2nd floor
University Relations, 110 Mt Vernon, 2nd floor
University Relations, 164 Mt Vernon, 1st & 2nd floor
University Relations, 318 High Street
Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, basement, 1st & 3rd floors
Van Vleck Observatory, 96 Foss Hill Drive, 1st floor
Wasch Center for Retired Faculty, 51 Lawn Avenue
Wes Press/Wadsworth Building 215, Long Lane, 2nd floor
Weshop, 18 Foss Hill Drive, 1st floor
Wesleyan Bookstore, Main Street, lower level
Zelnick (Chapel & ’92 Theater), lower level

Wesleyan Campus Resources

Wesleyan Career Center
Office of Student Affairs
Office of the Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Davison Health Center
LGBTQ Alumni Network
Human Resources

Queer Resource Center
Queer Studies
Office of Residential Life
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development
Student Groups
Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA)

Queer Studies Resources and Research in Wesleyan's Libraries

New York Public Library: Guide to Gay and Lesbian Studies
The University of Chicago: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality - LGBTQ Studies Project
UCLA School of Law: The Williams Institute - sexual orientation law and public policy
Yale University: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies - list of queer studies programs
Colorado State University: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies - library resources

Connecticut Community Resources

Out Film CT: Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

CT TransAdvocacy Coalition
CTAC is a true grassroots and coalition oriented organization comprising of individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively opposes discriminatory acts.

CT Women and Families Center

The Women and Families Center is committed to promoting equity and to improving quality of life through services that foster empowerment and independence

Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective
The Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education, and advocacy.

Human Diversity Resources
A resource guide for all kinds of gender and sexual minorities, sharing resources in CT.

LGBTQ Scholarships

New Haven Pride Center
The NHGLCC advocates equality and justice by educating the community about GLBT issues, and providing a safe and accessible place for all GLBT persons and their allies.

Stonewall Speakers
Stonewall Speakers, a Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, inc. is a speaker's bureau comprised of same gender loving, bisexual, transgender people and their allies, who give their hearts, time, and travel expenses to help eliminate hate. Speaking engagements generally include two or more panelists and combine personal life stories with a question and answer session. They speak to thousands of youth and adults annually.

Triangle Community Center
The Triangle Community Center, Inc. provides services to help strengthen the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community's sense of identity, pride and visibility, as well as to work with the greater Fairfield County community to foster understanding and awareness of LGBT issues.

True Colors: Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services
True Colors is a non-profit organization that combats homophobia, gender bias, and racism. They provide support, education, and advocacy to those responsible for the health, education, and well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Youth and Families.


The College Guide for LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ students face a unique set of challenges in college. This guide is focused on helping those students face those challenges and providing them with the resources to do so.


College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

There are numerous scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ students. This comprehensive guide covers everything from common questions about the application process to Title IX and LGBTQ-friendly colleges.