LGBTQ staff and faculty

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Faculty and staff make the University of Michigan go. You provide education, opportunities, and services to our students—the reason we are here. But to do your best work, we know you need to feel and be supported. Here, we've gathered relevant policies, information, and resources for LGBTQIA2S+ faculty and staff.

 

Non-discrimination at U-M

The University of Michigan (U-M) prohibits discrimination on the basis of “sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, [and] gender expression” in its non-discrimination policy. U-M’s Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office is responsible for upholding this policy and investigating all allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on the identities covered under the policy.


Parents and families

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For birth, adoption, foster care, or legal guardianship.

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Resources and options at U-M and beyond.

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Supporting new parents in their commitment to breastfeeding.

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More information for parents seeking care.


Health care

U-M University Health Service works to provide affirming health and wellness services so you can be treated well and stay well. UHS has a Trans Care Team specifically trained in providing affirming care to trans and non-binary patients. Patients of any identity can schedule with one of these providers.

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U-M health plans cover medically necessary gender-affirming services.

Helping TGNC and nonbinary adults get high quality gender-affirming medical care.

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
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For those with TGNC children, adolescents, and teens.


Social and professional groups

*This list may not be exhaustive. If you have information to add or suggested changes, please email spectrumcenter@umich.edu.

Are you a U-M faculty or staff member who is queer-identifying or questioning? This group may be for you.   
It’s a virtual opportunity for LGBTQ+ folks to build social connections, support one another in a safe and inclusive space, and have an open discussion.

The group will meet virtually once per month and will be facilitated by Jill Castro, PsyD, counselor in the Faculty & Staff Counseling & Consultation Office. Email Jill directly at jscastro@umich.edu to receive more details about the group or to sign up for a spot.

* LGBTQ+ is an acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer” with a + sign to recognize the limitless sexual orientations and gender identities used by members of our community.

* This group is specifically for LGBTQ+ folks. If you are a loved one, family member, or ally interested in a similar support group, please email fascco@umich.edu to express your interest.

Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Staff at the University of Michigan, a group that is dedicated to all staff who identify within the LGBTQ+ community at the institution. To join the group's listserv, please email lgbtqstaffchairs@umich.edu to express interest or request to join the group by submitting an interest form. Each semester, the group organizes a few events which allow LGBTQ+ staff around the University to get to know each other and build community.

The group leads can also be reached at their indivudal emails below, 

In 1992, a University-wide group of faculty and deans formed the University of Michigan LGBT Faculty Alliance (UMFA). We welcome interested faculty to join us. Our activities include working on University policies that affect the LGBT community, students' academic needs, curriculum development, and new faculty support. We also hold an annual reception. To join the Alliance's email listserv group, send a message to LGBTfacultyalliance@umich.edu, using subscribe as the subject.

In Fall 2001, LGQRI became a program of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Since then, LGQRI has pursued its strategy of developing a more formal identity for the abundant resources that already exist on campus.


Have any questions?

Contact us at spectrumcenter@umich.edu.