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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:42 PM

Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Profession

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is proud to announce that we have created an Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Profession Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

The award for distinguished achievement in the profession recognizes and honors individuals whose work has attained preeminence in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender services and programs in higher education. This work includes areas related to practice and policy, research and theory, as well as programs and service. The work exemplifies the profession, and is represented by a broad scope of activities and accomplishments.

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Sunday, September 30, 2012 07:46 PM

The 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Atlanta, Georgia and the Hilton Atlanta

January 23–27, 2013. 

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals was founded at the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Since that time, the Consortium has partnered with the Task Force to host its business meeting and offer a Day-Long Institute, general conference sessions, academy sessions, and much much more.

What's Creating Change?

Only the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies.

The conference is run by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and attracts more than 3,500 people from all over the country every year. Presenters and participants come from all walks of life and include members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders and staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations.

The five-day program features over 350 workshops and training sessions, four plenary sessions, and tons of networking opportunities.

Register for the conference, apply for a scholarship/housing, find hotel information, and more:
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Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:00 AM

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Equality Forum LGBT History Month 2012 Calendar

In honor of LGBT History Month, the Consortium's Conference Call series has 4 calls in the month of October focusing on Spirit Week Programming, Ally Week Programming, Supporting LGBT Students of Faith, and Celebrating Our Past and Future. These calls are open to Consortium members only. To become a member click here.

Additionally, check out Equality Forum's LGBT History Month videos, which document the achievements of 31 LGBT Icons (one icon per day). The site also includes downloadable LGBT History Month Icon bios, posters, and more.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 12:00 AM

TONI Project

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)  just launched the TONI Project (Transgender On-Campus Non-Discrimination Information Project), a new website for trans and gender non-conforming college students to transform their campus. Learn more at

At the TONI Project, you can:

  1. Learn about the kinds of policies that exist at different campuses. Does a school have gender neutral housing? Does the University health care plan include transition-related care? Are there courses that examine transgender issues? There are a lot of things that mark a welcoming community for transgender people. Use this site to find out more about a school.
  2. Sign up to add your school into the TONI Project, or correct information about a school already in the site. The TONI Project relies on you to be the most accurate site for this information.
  3. Check in with the Resources section of the website for other information important to transgender students. And when you’re ready to take action, we have resources to help you organize your campus to be a better community for transgender people.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:00 AM

Statement in Regards to Chick-Fil-A

For Immediate Release

August 7th 2012

Contact: justin adkins, Publications and Communications Chair

As professionals in the field, the Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Professionals realizes that relationships with companies like Chick-Fil-A are much more complicated than the media portrays.  Sometimes our students play critical roles in decisions related to contracts with outside entities while other times our colleges and universities rely on contractors and subcontractors for services. Regardless, LGBT resource professionals may often have to explain and sometimes defend institutional commitments and contracts even when they contradict stated institutional policies and values. As LGBT resource professionals we have a responsibility to support our students while working within complex organizations and institutions.

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