LGBTQ-friendly legislation faces barriers at UT System and state legislature

The Daily Texan While the University often cites state law as a reason it cannot provide certain benefits to LGBTQ students and faculty, others say there are ways to circumvent these obstacles. Mandatory diversity training, gender inclusive housing and same-sex insurance benefits are still not available on campus, much to the frustration of several organizations … Continue reading LGBTQ-friendly legislation faces barriers at UT System and state legislature

Student leaders use the Civil Rights Summit as an opportunity to discuss issues

The Daily Texan As the University prepares for the Civil Rights Summit, a number of student organizations agree that civil rights — including issues of immigration, LGBTQ rights, human trafficking and equality for African-American students — are still a topic for discussion today. Heriberto Perez, historian for the University Leadership Initiative and radio-television-film and computer science … Continue reading Student leaders use the Civil Rights Summit as an opportunity to discuss issues

Queer Students Alliance will recommend expanding health care benefits for transgender students

The Daily Texan Published on February 6, 2014 at 1:09 am Members of UT’s Queer Students Alliance are working on legislation with the goal of convincing University administrators to expand health care benefits available for transgender students. Legislation author Devon Howard, women’s and gender studies junior, said the ultimate goal of the legislation is expanded … Continue reading Queer Students Alliance will recommend expanding health care benefits for transgender students