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Diversity and Social Justice at Mills

Gender and Sexuality Resources

Welcome to Gender and Sexuality Resources at Mills, a virtual space where students, alumnae/i, staff and faculty can locate resources and information related to gender and sexuality. Mills College is committed to creating a safe, equitable environment, where all members of the community-lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, genderqueer, two-spirit, transgender, cisgendered and straight- are openly included and affirmed. Mills provides a unique environment for LGBTQ students and their allies. Many of our faculty and students come to Mills because of a commitment to developing feminist-based critical, scientific and creative practices that are aware of and resistant to gender-based oppression. In 2017, 51% of the incoming class self-identified as lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender/genderqueer.

We invite you to explore these pages and embrace opportunities to engage in creative and critical conversation about issues of gender and sexuality at Mills. We welcome feedback and suggestions and invite you to use our feedback form.

Student and Alumnae/i Organizations

  • LGBTIQ Alumnae/i
  • Queers of Color Alliance is an organization that aims to bring awareness and learn more about the community and its intersections. As a group, they participate in activism and create an open, inclusive space. QOCA is for people of color that identify in the LGBTQ+ community or are allies. Please contact qoca@mills.edu.

Lounge Space

The LGBTQIA2S+ Space, located in Rothwell 183, is an unlocked recreational space created for LGBTQIA2S+ identified students to engage in their community, hold meetings, and discover resources. The space includes lounging furniture, a library, games, and a television. For questions and accessibility, please contact thecenter@mills.edu.

Academics

Wellness

Off-campus Youth Drop-in Programs

Religion and Spirituality
The following websites are excellent places to start becoming acquainted with LGBTQ-related positions of various religions and denominations. They also highlight faith communities affirming of LGBTQ people and their allies and identify resources for both information and support:

Off-campus Queer of Color

Definitions

Gender Identity and Expression

Mills Bridge Advocate Team

Mills Bridge Advocate Team for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning, Twospirit, Pansexual, Asexual and Genderfluid (LGBTQIQ2PAG) students.

Who we are:
Mills Bridge Advocate Team is made up of faculty and staff who have agreed to help support Mills LGBTQIQ2PAG students to best navigate the systems and advocate for themselves.

Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
APER gender identity and expression best practices include: working to provide opportunity for wellness to all Mills students, faculty and staff through Physical Education classes, facility usage, intercollegiate athletics and recreation programs; policy development; education on transgender and gender fluid identity; preferred terminology usage; a proactive approach for inclusion of transgender and gender fluid students; and respecting privacy and confidentiality.

APER Liaisons:

  • Nic Van Dyke, Assistant Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (for facility usage): nvandyke@mills.edu
  • Neil Virtue, Head Swimming Coach/PE Instructor/SAAC Advisor: nvirtue@mills.edu

 

Overview

Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Latinx Task Force

Mills Bridge Advocate Team

Reports

Last Updated: 4/5/18