Pride Month 2024

Happy Pride Month! June is a time for celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pride. In CLA, we seek to create safe and supportive environments that foster pride, growth, and joy. We are honored to shine a light on the following stories about LGBTQ+ experiences and research.

LGBTQ+ Research in CLA

Jesus Estrada-Perez in white shirt with black glasses smiling under a tiki hut

Celebrating the legacy of scholar and activist Jesús Estrada-Pérez, this fund provides fellowships for graduate students whose work engages some aspect of queer Latinx artistic production, cultural studies, social justice issues, and related interdisciplinary theories. 

Make a gift to the Jesús Estrada-Pérez Memorial Fellowship

Spotlight on Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies

CLA’s Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies promotes feminist scholarship, teaching, and programming that centers on the relationship between knowledge, power, and social justice. We push against established boundaries while providing a rich and rigorous education that asks students to view the world around them with a curious yet critical lens.

The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in GWSS, an undergraduate minor in GLBT studies, a doctoral degree in feminist studies, and a graduate minor in feminist and critical sexuality studies.

Make a gift to support gender, women’s & sexuality studies

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Transgender Voice and Communication Services at the Julia M. Davis Center

Affiliated with the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, the Davis Center offers customized therapy services for people who are interested in changing their voice so that it better aligns with their gender. Sessions may be provided individually or in small groups. All therapy is conducted with the goal of maintaining vocal health. Watch “The Power of Voice,” a TEDx talk with Marilyn Fairchild, one of the speech therapists.

Learn more about Transgender Voice & Communication Services

UMN Pride

The Twin Cities campus is ranked one of the “Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities” in the nation by Campus Pride, earning a score of 4.5 out of 5 for institutional support, housing and residence life, academic life, campus safety, counseling, and recruitment and retention efforts.

Visit the UMN Pride webpage to learn more about the University's commitment to advocating for equity and fostering a sense of belonging for people of all sexualities and gender identities.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in CLA

The core values of the College of Liberal Arts include

  • Freedom of thought and expression
  • Respect, diversity, and social justice
  • Excellence in all we do
  • Efficiency and adaptability in the achievement of our mission

Learn about DEI in CLA

Make a gift to CLA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fund

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