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Transgender Awareness Week

  • November 13 – 19 | Transgender Awareness Week
  • November 20 | Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness Week, a crucial time to uplift the voices and experiences of the trans and gender non-conforming community through education and action. In collaboration with campus partners, the PRIDE Center will highlight the humanity of transgender and non-binary identities in programs and events throughout the week. Transgender Awareness Week is open to all members of the Hornet family; faculty, staff, and students are invited to engage in the week's activities and enrich their appreciation and awareness of LGBTQ+ diversity.

During Transgender Awareness Week, the PRIDE Center and collaborators engaged the campus community in various events and activities to provide education, support, and acceptance of transgender, gender-nonbinary, agender, and gender-diverse people. We also highlight PRIDE Center services and resources using social media campaigns and the special events in this program-packed week.

Transgender Awareness Week will culminate on Sunday, November 20, with Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Through sharing stories by those who knew them and by Sac State students who have experienced transphobia – this social media campaign will advance advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Transgender Awareness Week 2022 is open to all members of the Hornet family who want to enrich their appreciation of diversity in the area of LGBTQ+ awareness. Transgender Awareness Week meets the mission of Student Affairs for supporting student success, and the University’s Antiracism and Inclusive Campus plan of increasing a sense of belonging.

Follow the PRIDE Center on social media: Instagram: @sacstatepridecenter or see our YouTube.

Please direct questions or accommodations to PRIDE Center Coordinator Tranh Pham or call (916) 278-8720.

Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14 | Career Counseling Drop-In with Tyler

Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: PRIDE Center

Drop-in and meet with a Career Center counselor intern for 15 minutes for quick questions or learn about Career Center resources, services and happenings. Students can pop-in as needed for support from 11am – noon. They can also make first and/or follow-up appointments, which are currently virtual for additional 45-minute meetings. To book a virtual appointment, use the EAB link to select the location as “Pride Center” and services as “Career Center – Services.” | Sign up for Career Counseling with Tyler (Appointments encouraged)

Monday, November 14 | QTFAS Bring Your Own Lunch

Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Hybrid (PRIDE Center & Zoom)

QTFAS Bring Your Own Lunch Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 822 1086 3171

Join the Queer and Trans Faculty and Staff’s Transgender Awareness Week Bring Your Own Lunch. QTFAS BYOLs are from 12-1 PM on the 2nd Mondays of the month this Fall. All are welcome and invited from within and outside of the vast LGBTQIA+ umbrella (queer, trans, allies, students, faculty, staff, and interested parties) who want to support and learn about our intersectional communities in a virtual BYOL. ASL interpreters provided. Students are encouraged to attend. Contact with questions and to join our mailing list.

You are welcome to invite your students and campus contacts!

Monday, November 14 | Peer Mentoring with Daniel

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: PRIDE Center

Get one-on-one support from a Women’s & Gender Studies Peer Mentor who offers administrative guidance for the stress and hardships that LGBTQ+ students may feel in navigating academic life, such as adding and dropping classes, updating names and pronouns in the student center, and much more! | Sign up for Peer Mentoring with Daniel (Appointments only)

Monday, November 14 | Mapping LGBTQ+ Safety on Campus - Student Project

Time: 4 - 5 PM
Location: The PRIDE Center

Students learn to share their experiences for scholarly research with a Geography student who is working on a geospatial project for GEOG 163 - Applied GIS with Dr. Patrick Oberle. This study, proposes to map safety for LGBTQ+ students on CSUS campus, as safety for LGBTQ+ students can be both perceived and real. For this reason, any student who volunteers for this exercise can and will remain anonymous unless the student specifically asks that their name be used. Attendees will volunteer to participate in a group exercise. Student volunteers should expect the exercise to take roughly 30 - 45 minutes to complete. The project will be presented in class at the end of the semester.

For more information, contact Travis Ma or call (916) 278-8720.

Monday, November 14 | PFLAG Greater Sacramento County Zoom Meeting

Time: 6 – 6:50 PM | Parent Support and Transgender Support

Time: 7 – 9 PM | Public Support / General Meeting

Location: PFLAG Zoom Session | Meeting ID: 946 8690 2433

Join the local PFLAG chapter on Zoom for our Nov. 14th meeting at 7pm, with special presenter, Phoenix-Wilcox, They/Them/Theirs or He/Him/His, and learn "How to be a champion/good ally for the transgender, non-binary, and gender creative folks in our lives." Del is an Associate Therapist MSW, as well as a Gender Diversity Consultant, Community Educator, Expressive Arts Coach, Broadcaster, and Freelance Writer. Also included during this meeting is -- information sharing on open and affirming resources for physical and mental health, housing, employment, faith, and social organizations in the Placer and Nevada County areas.

Note 1) There is one Zoom meeting ID for all of us to gather in a digital space. Just like an "in-person" meeting, the Zoom meeting will also be confidential - “What is said in the group stays in the group, what is learned goes with us.” 2) Parent and transgender support groups begin at 6pm, General Meeting begins at 7pm. 3) Even though meeting is not in person, PFLAG Greater Placer Chapter leaders are available to provide support.

For more information, email or call: 916-863-9622.

Tuesday, November 15

Tuesday, November 15 | Queer Connect

Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Multi-Cultural Center | Library Breezeway (next to Grumpy Mule)

Join our weekly support group for Sac State students who identify as LGBTQ+ or allies. Participants are invited to listen, share, and explore their transgender, nonbinary, agender, and gender-expansive experiences together in-community.

Tuesday, November 15 | Peer Counseling with Emmaline

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: PRIDE Center

Get one-on-one support from a peer counselor who offers a non-judgmental and confidential space to discuss any concerns. | Sign up for Peer Counseling with Emmaline (Appointments or drop-ins)

Tuesday, November 15 | Networking Mixer with Rainbow Chamber Commerce

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM
Location: Off-Campus – Curtis Park Taproom (Sacramento, CA)

Mix with the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce in Curtis Park this month to network with LGBTQ+ businesses around Sacramento. | Register for the Networking Mixer with Rainbow Chamber Commerce (Registration Required)

Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday, November 16 | Peer Counseling with Max

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Location: PRIDE Center

Get one-on-one support from a peer counselor who offers a non-judgmental and confidential space to discuss any concerns. | Sign up for Peer Counseling with Max (Appointments or drop-ins)

Wednesday, November 16 | Queer Picnic with UNiQUE & Karaoke

Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Redwood Room, University Union 1st Fl

Come out with PRIDE Center to this special FREE UNiQUE Nooner! Get ready to bring your best song, do your karaoke, and get a chance to win gift cards:

  • 1st Place: $100 gift card
  • 2nd Place: $50 gift card
  • 3rd Place: $25 gift card

This event is sponsored by Round Table Pizza at the Union, UNiQUE Programs, and The University Union. For more information & to request accommodations by November 10, please visit the Sac State Unique Page or call (916) 278-6997.

Wednesday, November 16 | Safe Zone Training

Time: 2 - 5 PM
Location: Virtual

Learn how to create and cultivate an inclusive campus climate that is open, safe, and supportive of student diversity in the areas of gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. Get resources for transgender, gender nonbinary, agender, and gender-expansive students. | Register for the Safe Zone Zoom Session (Registration Required)

Wednesday, November 16 | Mingling Over Mocktails

Time: 7 - 8 PM
Location: The Cove, The WELL

Come join Student Health & Counseling Services and the PRIDE Center for an hour of a fun in-person evening of mocktail demonstrations! Activities for this incredibly special event include a friendly game of queer Family Feud and more. | Register for Mingling Over Mocktails (Registration Recommended)

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, November 17 | Lavender Experience Seminar - Film Screening and Q&A - TherActivist: They/Them/Theirs

Time: 2 – 4 PM
Location: Hinde Auditorium | University Union, 1st Fl

Join the PRIDE Center for another exciting Lavender Experience Seminar with documentary filmmakers in community for a film screening and Question & Response session. TherActivist: They/ Them/ Theirs book and film project shine a light on the intersections of identity, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; gender expression and social justice activism against the backdrop of anti-Black racism, anti-LGBTQ violence, and social exclusion. A combination of Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ rights, equity, and more! The TherActivist embodies a “therapeutic activism” approach while servicing and empowering people of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and marginalized populations. Attendees are invited to come for education in creating a safe, affirming, beloved campus community.

This event is made possible by ASI Grants, BLKMPWR, Community Engagement Center, Department for Women's & Gender Studies, Division of Inclusive Excellence, Strategic Student Support Programs, Student Affairs, TherActivist, Union WELL, Inc., and University Enterprise, Inc. To request accommodations, including ASL interpreting and closed captioning, contact by Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 5 PM | Register for the Film Screening (Registration Recommended)

Friday, November 18

Friday, November 18 | Talk Saves Lives: A Brief Introduction to LGBT Suicide Prevention Zoom Meeting

Time: 2 – 3 PM
Location: Hybrid | PRIDE Center & Virtual Meeting

Join the PRIDE Center and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP) for a presentation and discussion on suicide prevention. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in LGBT populations, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our community safe. This event is made possible by funds raised by the ASFP of the Greater Sacramento Chapter. RSVP at

For questions about accommodations, contact Tranh Pham at or for more information about AFSP, contact Erica N. Brown, Area Director at

Friday, November 18 | Queer Night with The Laramie Project

Time: 7 PM
Location: Shasta Hall, Playwrights Theatre

Join the PRIDE Center and the Theatre and Dance Department at Sac State for a special night at the theatre. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a deeply moving theatrical experience; a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. The play tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. Matthew was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie in the aftermath of the killing, conducting more than 200 interviews, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. By Moisés Kaufman and Directed by Casey McClellan | The Laramie Project at Sac State (Get your tickets to save a spot)

Sunday, November 20

Sunday, November 20 | Transgender Day of Remembrance

Instagram: @sacstatepridecenter or see our YouTube.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, wraps up Transgender Awareness Week, through honoring the memory of those whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. On our social media, their lives will be remembered through stories shared by those who knew them and by Sac State students who have experienced transphobia – this social media campaign will advance advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Transgender Awareness Week is funded by ASI Grants, Student Affairs, and University Enterprise, Inc. For more information about Transgender Awareness Week or to request accommodation, please call (916) 278-8720 or email by Thursday, November 10, at 5 PM.

Tuesday, November 29 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 29 | Lavender Network Hot Chocolate Social

Time: 5 - 7 PM
Location: Harper Alumni Center

Join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Sac State for hot chocolate, cookies, conversation, door prizes, and fun! This event is BYOM - bring your own mug! :) Cost: $5/person (parking permit is not included with registration). For more information or questions, call 916-278-6295 or email | Register for the Lavender Network Hot Chocolate Social.

Campus Partners & Sponsors

ASI Student Engagement Office, Career Center, Confidential Campus Advocate, Division of Inclusive Excellence, Delta Lambda Phi, Dreamer Resource Center, Lavender Alumni Network, Lavender Leaders at Sac State, Multi-Cultural Center, Office for Equal Opportunity (Title IX), Pride Society at Sac State, Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, Sac State Theater & Dance Studies, Serna Center, Strategic Student Support Programs, Student Health & Counseling Services, UNiQUE Programs, University Library, The University Union, The WELL, Women's & Gender Studies & LGBTQ Studies, Women's Resource Center.