January 19th Newsletter

Happy New Year Wildcats! We have a lot of awesome opportunities and events to share with you to help you get a great start on the semester!

For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

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LGBTQ Affairs

Current Events & News


LGBTQ Affairs

Special Events

  1. Register for Queering Arizona, Feb 27th, 2016
  2. LGBTQ Veterans Panel, Jan 27th. 



  1. Corbett O'Toole Fading Scars: My Queer Disability Story
  2. The Body Positive Founder Elizabeth Scott 
  3. Human Bodies Symposium, Feb 22-24th, 2016



  1. Our Legacy and Our Future: A Community Forum for LGBT Elders and Allies
  2. Southern Arizona Senior Pride, Feb 7th


  1. CHCI's Summer Congressional Internship Program
  2. Residence Life is Looking for Desk Assistants!
  3. Be an Orientation & Welcome Leader
  4. ASUA Election Packets Available
  5. Victory Congressional Internship
  6. Work on Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign for US Senate
  7. Trans*studies Conference
  8. TRANSforming Gender Conference
  9. Disney College Program 2016
  10. Generations Paid Study is Looking for Participants
  11. Intern with the Change Project
  12. GPSC Study on Potential Athletics Fee



  1. Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund
  2. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program
  3. PFLAG National Scholarship Program
  4. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Scholarship

LGBTQ Affairs Events


LGBTQ Affairs Special Events

1. Register for Queering Arizona, Feb 27th 2016 

Registration is now open for Queering Arizona! This is a free annual statewide conference in collaboration with other state universities and colleges that allowed LGBTQA+ and allied students to network and develop skills to take back to their campuses. 
This year it will be on February 27th from 10am-6pm (though we will leave Tucson on a giant bus that leaves earlier in the morning) at the ASU Polytechnic campus. 
If you are interested in attending, register at tinyurl.com/QAZ2016 by February 12th and we will get back to you! We have limited spots, so register early. You can also visit https://sites.google.com/site/queeringarizona2016/ for more info in general. 
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2. Do Ask, Do Tell ; LGBTQ Veterans Panel, Wed January  27th 12-1pm 

Join us for a LGBTQ Veterans panel at the VETS Center on Wed, January 27th at noon. Pizza will be served! We will also have a cookie reception following the panel at the LGBTQ Affairs lobby. 

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Campus Events

1. Corbette O'Toole Fading Scars: My Queer Disability Story


Corbett O'Toole

4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Disability Resources – B307, Highland Commons Building

Please join us for a conversation and book reading by noted activist, scholar, and author Corbett O’Toole. This conversation will feature stories and excerpts from Corbett’s recently published work Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History.

This book of essays chronicles Corbett’s life, but also the 40 years that disability rights and disability justice shaped American history. Its first person accounts of events and struggles important to the disability and queer communities as well as their families is unique in that provides an accessible language account of how disability and queer politics shaped the lives and identities in those communities.

Corbett will share stories and insights from working at the first Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, California and participating in the Section 504 protests and her efforts to organize the United Nations Disabled Women’s Symposium in Beijing and the International Queer Disability Conference in 2002. Corbett can offer valuable perspective on where movements at the intersection were and where they are going.

Parking is immediately west of the Highland Commons Building in the 6th Street Garage. Sign Language Interpreters provided.  

Sponsored by DIRECT Center for Independent Living, University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, and the U of AZ Disability Resources.


2. The Body Positive Founder Elizabeth Scott 

We are bringing the founder and trainer of The Body Positive, Elizabeth Scott, LCSW, to campus for an introductory workshop on Jan. 28, 1-3 pm, and you are invited! 

Besides the actionable information you will gain by attending, we will value your participation, at a later date, in the decision whether to implement the peer-led Body Positive program campus-wide based on your exposure to it at this workshop. 

For more information, see the flier below (and a copy attached).  Space is Limited.  Please RSVP to Laura Orlich via contact info on the flier by Jan. 25.  We look forward to seeing you there

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Save the date for the "Human Rights, Borders, and Barriers" symposium co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona's Poetry Center on 22-24 February 2016. It will feature renowned scholars and renowned members of the Tucson community.

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Apply Now for CHCI's Summer Congressional Internship Program 
Only Two Weeks Left!

Application Deadline: January 22, 2016

See what it's like to be a CHCI Intern!

CHCI is seeking full-time college undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the 2016 Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience, learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process while working for a member of Congress and receiving weekly leadership programming from CHCI.

Students of ALL majors who have demonstrated leadership abilities should apply. Forward this message to friends and family who may be interested in becoming a future Latino leader!

Click here to learn more about the program and its requirements.

Participants of the Congressional Internship Program will receive benefits including a round-trip airfare to Washington, D.C., $2,500 stipend, free housing, academic credit, leadership training, networking, and more.

Selection Process
The selection process is competitive. CHCI receives over 10 applications for every one available internship opportunity. The CHCI Alumni Review Committee reviews applications to identify the most qualified candidates. CHCI staff will select top candidates for internship positions.

Online Application Instructions
Applicants must complete the CHCI online application by January 22, 2016. Please contact Francisco Mazariegos, CHCI College Programs Specialist, at fmazariegos@chci.org with any questions.


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Residence Life is recruiting for our Desk Assistant Position for the 2016-2017 academic year. The selection team is dedicated to appealing to a broad and diverse pool of potential new Desk Assistants. Their hope is to diversify their selection pool by intentionally advertising to students that will meet their departmental needs.

As a part of the Residential Education staff, the front desk plays an intricate role in the success of every residence hall. The desk staff is in essence the "face" of residence life, managing many day-to-day functions that are crucial to the success of our communities. Being part of the Residence Life staff is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity for student leaders to take an active role in their university.

They will begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year on 1/17/16 and will close the application by 1/24/16 at 5pm or when they surpass 400 applicants.   The application will be hosted on  www.life.arizona.edu/jobs and will also be posted on the joblink.

For any questions or accommodation needs please contact the Selection Team at deskselection@life.arizona.edu.

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3. Be An Orientation & Welcome Leader

Are you looking for a summer job and a way to get more involved on campus?

Apply today to be an Orientation and Welcome Leader!

As an OWL, you will have the opportunity to welcome new students and their families to campus this summer.  OWLs will connectwith UA staff and campus partners, work with a driven student team, and gain a wealth of knowledge about the University.

The application can be found at orientation.arizona.edu on the left pane and is due January 22, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the application or the position, please contact Carly Gieszl, Senior Coordinator at ccgieszl@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-6625.


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4. ASUA Election Packets Available!

Attention Wildcats!

The Elections Commission is excited to announce that at noon tomorrow, packets for elections become available for pickup in the ASUA Office. Packets will also be available periodically throughout the next few weeks on the Mall outside of the Student Union Memorial Center. Just a few things to be aware of:

·         The elected positions available are President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President, and twenty (20) Senator Positions.

·         That's three (3) At-Large Senate positions and the other 17 positions are open for one representative from each college! That could mean you becoming a senator for YOUR college!

·         It would be in your best interest to pick up a packet and find out more about becoming a part of YOUR student government in one of the most enriching experiences on campus.

·         The ASUA Office is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (except on holiday closures) 

·         The ASUA office, located on the third floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, Room 325 W

·         The front desk will be signing out the candidate packets.  

·         If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Elections Commission at ASUA-elections@email.arizona.edu

·         The packets will be due at 12:00pm on Friday, January 29th to the Front Desk. 

·         All prospective candidates are highly encouraged to come talk to currently elected officials to gain insight on a position they are considering.

Best of luck to all future candidates!


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5. Victory Congressional Internship

The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2016.

The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress. 

Title: ImageThe program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the 2016 LGBT Leaders Conference.


Applications for Summer 2016 are due Monday, February 1st  – find out more and apply now at https://victoryinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/summer-2016-victory-congressional-internship/.   

The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.



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6. Work on Ann Kirkpatrick's Campaign for U.S. Senate

 Ann Kirkpatrick is a Democrat who has served three terms as the U.S. Representative representing Arizona's first district (AZ-01).  In the spring of 2015 she officially announced her run for the U.S. Senate offering Arizonans a true choice in this upcoming election.  This campaign has the chance to make history in Arizona by electing our first female Senator.

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7. Trans*studies Conference





Trans*studies: an international transdisciplinary conference

on gender, embodiment, and sexuality

September 7-10, 2016

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Trans*studies is a 4-day international academic conference that welcomes work from any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, gender nonconformity, and diverse embodiments-as well as work that draws upon trans* methodologies to inform research in other areas of inquiry.  We are equally interested in showcasing work in the arts, humanities, and sciences (social, health, and physical), and seek the involvement of activists, culture workers, and members of trans* communities as well as scholars and students.

In addition to keynote speakers and special evening performances, the conference will feature several transdisciplinary plenary panels aimed at fostering greater dialog among scholars whose approaches to and investments in trans*studies have historically differed, and opportunities to caucus and network in small groups around shared interests. It is our hope that this conference will help launch an international transgender studies association; the conference schedule will include a business meeting to discuss this possibility, and to entertain proposals to host future international conferences. Language of proposals and presentations should be in English if possible, but we will work to accommodate non-English-speaking participation to the best of our ability. 

Please submit 250 word abstracts of proposed papers, as well as a one-paragraph author's biography. You may also submit a proposal for an entire panel on a particular theme or topic, but please include biographies and abstracts for each presenter/paper and the moderator, as well as a description of the panel itself (250 words each).  We will consider proposals for creative work and work presented in nontraditional academic formats. A portion of conference registration fees will be used to provide travel stipends for those with financial needs (e.g., students, junior faculty members, attendees from outside the U.S.).  

Please send all materials, and address all communications to


Submissions deadline is February 15, 2016.



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8. TRANSforming Gender Conference

The Tenth Annual TRANSforming Gender Conference

March 10-12, 2016 


About the TRANSforming Gender Conference

The University of Colorado-Boulder’s TRANSforming Gender Conference is celebrating its Tenth year! The Conference hosts national and local transgender, genderqueer, intersex, Two-Spirit activists and scholars to raise awareness of how we can celebrate the diversity of gender and sex.


The Conference is free and open to the public! We will be asking you to register at a later date.  In addition to nationally recognized speakers, we are excited to be including workshops and panels throughout the conference. Previous presenters and participants have included academics, health professionals, community organizers, performance and visual artists, students, faculty, staff, youth, family members, community members, and other interested folks


Workshop, Paper, and Caucus Guidelines


Workshop topics may encompass many aspects of gender identity: gender expression, trans identities, and transitioning. Panels, papers, and workshops should address these issues through a variety of lenses as well as in relation to specific contexts such as social justice, academia or health care.  We particularly encourage proposals on gender-inclusive teaching and pedagogy, trans feminism, employment, dating and intimate relationships, trans youth, mental healthcare, intersex identities, two-spirit identities, genderqueer identities, transgender people of color, intersex issues, transgender youth, intersectional identities, practicalities of transitioning, allyship, transgender pride, activism, mental health, legislation, comedy, insurance, privilege and partners/family of transgender people.


To submit a paper proposal, please submit a 250 word abstract to morgan.seamont@colorado.edu .



To submit a Caucus proposal, please submit a brief description of the caucus: who the facilitator will be, for whom it is intended, and whether it is a closed session.  Successful caucuses in the past have featured those for genderqueer, transgender people, allies and partners.  Email your description to: morgan.seamont@colorado.edu


Target Audience

This conference welcomes all age groups including local school students and community members. Please try to formulate your workshops so that they are appropriate for all ages. Please inform us of any topics or discussions you feel may be difficult for a certain age group to participate in, and we will work with you to formulate a statement about age-appropriate audiences.

Session Length

Workshops, panels, and caucuses will be 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you would like a double session please explain why and provide a detailed schedule.


March 10, 2016:  Keynote address by Jennicet Gutiérrez @ 5pm in the C4C building, CU Boulder.  (There will not be any workshop sessions on this day).

March 11, 2016: One set of workshops/panels in the afternoon, followed by keynote speaker CeCe McDonald at 5pm.

March 12, 2016: Workshops/panels throughout the day with keynote address immediately following lunch.  Exact times TBA. 


To submit a proposal please send us the following information:

            Title of Session:  What title should we use for the event program?

            Session Summary:  Please tell us briefly what you plan to cover in your session, what

the session is about, or how this session benefits our understanding of trans identities or how it benefits trans people.

            Session description:  100 word description to be published in event program

Facilitator experience:  Have you presented this session in the past?  If so where and when?  (We do NOT discriminate against new presenters.  We want to ensure that we are offering a wide variety of material, so we may take that into account)

Materials:  Will you need a projector for movies/powerpoint?  Will you need paper/pens?  Are there other needs we can help you fulfill?

Preferred presentation time:  We will try to accommodate your preference (Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, or Saturdayafternoon) but please understand that we may not be able to based on everyone’s needs.

Please email the above information to: morgan.seamont@colorado.edu


Greetings from the Disney College Program team!

We are excited for the Spring 2016 recruitment season and are thrilled that you continue to encourage your students to consider the Disney College Program. 2016 marks 35 unforgettable years of programs history, and we want you to be part of our next chapter!

Below are all the dates for the upcoming seasons. We are offering a Summer Program for Alumni only. Students must have successfully completed at least one Disney College Program to be eligible.

Disney College Program
Application Start Date: January 12th
Application End Date: March 25th

Disney College Program- Summer Alumni WDW and DLR
Application Start Date: January 13th
Application End Date: Late January

Management Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 11th

Professional Internships - Disney Parks and Resorts*
Application Start Date: January 25th
Application End Date: February 25th

*Professional Internships for other Segments including ABC, Studios, Corporate, ESPN and others will post throughout the semester. Please encourage your students to check disneyinterns.com.


Disney College Program Application Process

Students interested in the Disney College Program will follow the steps below.

  • Interested students should visit our website,disneycollegeprogram.com; the student will click Apply Now, and complete the application
  • If the application is accepted, the student will receive an email with a link asking the student to take the Web-Based Interview. Please note, all applications are reviewed for candidates with a profile and experience that we believe will make them most successful on our Program.
  • If the student is successful in the Web-Based Interview, the student will receive an email with an attached link asking them to register for a phone interview. This process allows the student to have the freedom to select the most optimal time in their schedule to participate in our phone interview.
  • The phone interview is the last stage of the interview process. Remind your students to select a time that they can be in a quiet location and fully focus on their interview.
  • Students should periodically view their dashboard for updates concerning their application status. Please understand some students will be able to view Offers or Dispositions immediately, while others may take a couple of days or weeks. All students will have a form of communication on their dashboard.


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10. Generations Study looking for paid participants

The Tucson / Southwest region is part of the Generations Study, a multi-site project examining the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. This study is particularly focused on the health and well-being of LGB people and involves the use of personal interviews and other data to improve policy and social services. Eligible participants will receive a $75 to participate. To find out if you're eligible, please visit www.GenerationsScreen.com and complete the items. The recruitment code (to enter online) for this opportunity is 0307.
More information may be found at Generations-Study.com

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11. Intern with The Change Project


Intern with The Change Project!


The Change Project staff has launched the 2016 Winter/Spring Internship program applications. This is an exciting time for us as we grow in new areas! In this email we have listed a brief description of the positions, and we would love for you to consider working with us!

Art & Graphic Design Internship - As an art & graphic design intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to design and create visual elements for our brand. You be given the opportunity to grow your portfolio while seeing your work on shirts, in gallery venues and in virtual spaces. We require an intern with creativity, passion and drive. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Web & Social Media Internship - As a web and social media intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the creation, execution and maintenance of social media strategies and tactics, website content development and search engine optimization. In addition, you will assist with media relations and event promotion as needed. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Development Internship - As a development intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. The Change Project is still a newcomer to the grant-writing process, and to continue this work, we need interns capable of researching funding opportunities within fixed guidelines, initiating and maintaining contact with foundations and writing grants for eligible funding. We require an intern with strong research, writing and analytical skills. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Programs and Administration Internship - As a programs and administration intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the coordination and execution of our programs including but not limited to: Our Bodies. Our Lives.; Our Voices Matter; and My Pronouns Matter. You will also be utilized as administrative staff and will have other tasks assigned as needed. We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.

Events Internship - As an events intern for The Change Project, your primary responsibility will be to coordinate social, educational and development focused events on behalf of the organization. Events include rebate nights, panels, donor dinners, trail programming and others. Interns may also attend conferences, festivals, and other We require an intern with strong task management skills, timeliness and organization. Click here to see the full job description and application.



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12. GPSC Study on Potential Athletics Fee

GPSC is collecting data from our students to be able to accurately communicate the student perspective about the potential athletics fee  in discussions with Athletics and Administration. 

This is the survey:


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1. Point Foundation LGBT Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 19

Founded in 2001, the Point Foundation is the first nationwide LGBT scholarship foundation granting scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students of distinction. The mission of The Point Foundation is to provide financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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2. Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program

Deadline: late March
The Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program provides scholarships to self-identified LGBTQ college students or dependents of an LGBTQ parent with financial need as determined by FAFSA and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Awards are $5,000 for the next academic year. Students should be currently attending an accredited school in Arizona; or a May graduate from a high school in Maricopa County accepted at an Arizona college for the following school year.

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3. PFLAG National Scholarship Program

Deadline: mid-February
PFLAG National Scholarships are available for high school gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) seniors, and students who are allies and supporters of the GLBT community and entering college. Currently offering three $5,000 scholarships, three $2,500 scholarships, and up to ten $1,000 scholarships. The Detroit Chapter of PFLAG is also offering three $500 scholarships to college students who are connected directly with GLBT issues

See also PFLAG Phoenix for multiple, local scholarships offered to GLBT students and in some cases to straight allies who have directly supported GLBT youth and/or the GLBT community.  One application enables consideration for all opportunities.

See also PFLAG Tucson for several $1,000 scholarships for LGBT persons from southern Arizona accepted to attend an institution of higher education.

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4. National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarship

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Scholarship

Deadline: ~early June
NOGLSTP eligibility: STEM students; Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. One $5000 scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one $5000 scholarship will go to a graduate/professional level student. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply. 

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