What is Transgender Awareness Week?
Each year 13th-19th November, people and organisations participate in Transgender Awareness Week to promote visibility about transgender people and to highlight and address issues members of the community face. UCD is taking the opportunity to continue to raise awareness about creating an inclusive UCD for trans colleagues and students in UCD. Transgender Awareness Week leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance 20th November.
"Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice."
- Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
What Can I do to Support Trans Awareness Week?
Send an e-Postcard and raise awareness
Share this e-postcard in your School and Unit with resources and supports to raise awareness about trans inclusion in UCD.
Download and Share UCD’s Trans Awareness E-postcardTrans Awareness E-postcardPDF|312 KB
Update Pronouns on Zoom
Sharing pronouns on Zoom communicates how you would like to express your gender and how others can respectfully refer to one another. Adding your pronouns lets others know that you want to be inclusive and respectful of trans and gender non-binary employees and students in UCD.
Instructions for sharing your pronouns on Zoom: click here
Email Signature & Logo
Sharing pronouns on your email signature how you would like to express your gender and how others can respectfully refer to one another. Adding your pronouns lets others know that you want to be inclusive and respectful of trans and gender non-binary employees and students in UCD.
After your name in your email signature, include your pronouns e.g. [she/her, he/him, they, them]. For example:
Dr J. Bloggs [she/her] what's this?
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
University College Dublin
Download Logo: UCD Trans Awareness Raising Email Signature LogoUCD Trans Awareness Raising Email Signature Logo|
Read UCD’s EDI Blog on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR): click here. (The EDI Blog will be published on 15 November 2021)
Promote UCD’s Gender Identity and Expression Policy and Guidelines in your School/Unit: click here.
Join UCD LGBTI Staff Network and UCD Chaplaincy will commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.
If you have experienced bullying, harassment sexual harassment, supports for students and employees are available: click here.