Texas State University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of:
- Sex - Gender Identity
- Gender Expression - Race
- Age - National Origin
- Religion - Color
- Disability - Sexual Orientation
- Veterans' Status
Texas State forbids discrimination in any university activity or program. Faculty members, staff employees or students who discriminate against others in connection with a university activity or program are subject to disciplinary sanctions. The university policy statement on Non-Discrimination is available at: http://www.txstate.edu/effective/upps/upps-04-04-46.html.
Please also be aware that Title IX does not just protect women from sexual harassment. It also protects men and members of the LGBTQiA community from harassment and sexual misconduct. Please visit https://www.txstate.edu/oei/title-IX/TSUS-Sexual-Misconduct-Policy.html for the complete policy.
Transgender & Gender Reassignment Information and Resources
Texas laws do not prohibit a transgender person from seeking gender reassignment. Many people have successfully obtained name changes*, gender marker changes, and new legal documents, including, but not limited to: driver's licenses, passports, social security cards, birth certificates, etc. in accordance with their gender identity. In order to obtain gender marker and name changes, people do not have to have undergone surgery or hormone therapy. However, many small towns and counties may be hesitant to assist or comply with requests due to personal biases. Please request an appointment with the Attorney for Students Office to assist you in navigating this process.
*Please be aware that these services are not limited to those individuals who are prepared to legally change their names. There are services that allow for individuals to use their chosen names on campus for example, on email, class rosters, etc. without going through an official legal process. Please consult the Attorney for Students for more information.
LGBTQiA+ Texas Legal Resources
LGBTQiA+ United States Supreme Court Decisions
My Pronouns is a practical resource dedicated to the empowering and inclusive use of personal pronouns in the English language. This website will help you understand why and how to use the pronouns someone goes by. In particular, we are focusing on pronouns used to refer a singular human in the third person.
Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline. The hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender.
A U.S. non-governmental organization which works through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.
TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. They work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums.
America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality.
The largest national trans-led civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. They work to change law, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
The organization advances full freedom, justice, and equality for LGBTQ people. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go.
NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.
The ACLU is a national organization advocating individual rights, by litigating, legislating and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1973, that is the nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS.
A U.S. Department of Education office whose mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation's schools.
SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless or income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. The project seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.
TXST LGBTQiA+ Organizations
Transcend is a Texas State student group for transgender, non-binary and all-gender diverse students and their Allies. This student organization gives transgender, non-binary and all gender diverse students and their Allies an opportunity to come together to share experiences and to support each other at Texas State around issues related to gender identity and expression. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Texas State Alliance encourages, promotes, and celebrates the awareness, equality, social acceptance, non-discrimination, and individual freedoms of all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. The Alliance organization provides trainings for faculty and staff who are interested in becoming Allies and receiving their Ally placard. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The LGBTQiA+ Advisory Council is comprised of various faculty and staff members who meet throughout fall and spring semester to assist the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) by assessing current LGBTQiA+ programs offered by SDI and providing feedback and suggestions to better service LGBTQiA+ students on campus as well as provide student-based, community-led educational outreach programs that address heterosexism, transphobia, and homophobia.