Tag Archives: Transgender

Transgender Housing Protections Signed Into Law

On Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss, not only a change in the housing law, but a change in many people’s lives. Robert Steinke, a Plover resident, brought the request of having specific protection be added to the housing laws to better defend transgender individuals. The change had no objections and became official on Aug. ... Read More »

Distinguished Speaker Challenges Gender Perception on Campus

Most people have a cut and dry viewpoint on what gender means to them, but writer and activist Julia Serano believes there’s a lot more to gender than meets the eye. Serano recently gave a lecture on campus revolving around perception and gender entitlement called “I’ll See It When I Believe It” which tackled hard hitting topics regarding gender entitlement. ... Read More »

Human Trafficking Experts Come to Point

The UWSP chapter of International Justice Mission invited local human trafficking experts to educate students about labor and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, with an estimated 21 million people worldwide becoming enslaved in this $32 billion business every year. Perpetrators of human trafficking use force, fraud or coercion to enslave people. By choosing vulnerable individuals, ... Read More »

New Transgender Support Group Hits Campus

Diversity and College Access is taking a step towards making everyone feel safe and accepted by implementing a transgender support group for both students and community members between the ages of 18-30. “The intent right now is to give people a place to safely talk and connect with each other,” said Justin Lechleiter, Gender and Sexuality Outreach Services coordinator. “People ... Read More »

Transgender Documentary Garners Social Media Response

Karli Norton, communication senior, made a documentary about Owen Le Brun for a media production course final. He is a junior at West De Pere high school, who came out as transgender in winter 2014. “My high school sweetheart was Owen’s older brother, so I knew Owen when he identified as female,” Norton said. In spring 2013, Le Brun identified as a gay ... Read More »