LGBTQIA+ Experience at WP

As a part of William Paterson's commitment to promoting a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all genders and sexual identities, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion works in collaboration with all university departments to validate the experiences and serve the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Gender and sexual identity resources at William Paterson University:

  • Support Groups
  • Training and Workshops
  • Chosen Name & Pronoun Practices
  • Student Health and Wellbeing
  • All Gender Bathroom Map

Academic Resources:

  • Transgender Studies Course
  • Women's and Gender Studies Program
  • Cheng Library Research Guides: Compiled by University librarians, all of the resources found within these research guides are available online. These guides are not intended to be a comprehensive resource but rather a good starting point for research. Please feel free to make suggestions for additions to the guides.
  • Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the university classroom (Vanderbilt University)

LGBTQIA+ Resources

African American Resources
Blacklight Online | Black LGBTQ magazine
National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition | Advocacy and education organization for Black gay men
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)| Civil rights organization for Black LGBT/SGL people
Zuna Institute | Advocacy organization for Black lesbians

Chican@ and Latin@ Resources
Latino GLBT History Project | Collection of LGBT historical archives
Latino USA | Podcast of LGBTQ Latinx stories
Unity Coalition | Advocacy and education organization for LGBT equality

Native American Resources
NativeOUT | Organization for indigenous LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people in North America
Native Youth Sexual Health Network | Education and advocacy organization for indigenous youth

Asian American Resources
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance | Advocacy and education organization
API Equality-LA | Asians and Pacific Islanders for LGBT Equality; coming out resources

Jewish Resources
Jewish LGBT Network | Social and support organization that maintains a list of LGBT-affirming synagogues
JQInternational | Advocacy and support organization for LGBT Jews and allies
JQYouth | Support organization for LGBT Jewish youth and their families
Keshet | Advocacy organization for the full integration of LGBT Jews into Jewish life

Muslim Resources
Queer Muslims | Resource and narrative-sharing blog for LGBTQ Muslims
The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity | Support and advocacy organization for LGBTQ Muslims
Queer Ummah: A Visibility Project | Collection of personal stories by queer Muslims
The “I Am Not Haraam” Project | Resource and storytelling blog by and for LGBTQ Muslims

LGBTQIA Resources for Athletes

Outsports | National LGBT sports news source
Campus Pride Sports Index | Equity in Higher Education in Sports 
Athlete Ally | Allies for LGBT+ athletes, professional and collegiate
You Can Play Project | Promoting respect for all athletes
NCAA Office of Inclusion | NCAA resources and information