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Virtual Avatars: Trans Experiences Of Ideal Selves Through Gaming, Kai Baldwin Mar 2019

Virtual Avatars: Trans Experiences Of Ideal Selves Through Gaming, Kai Baldwin

Markets, Globalization & Development Review

This article aims to explore the experiences transgender gamers have with avatars. Building on a foundation of identity construction theories from both media studies and queer studies, this study theorizes that these gamers will use their virtual world avatars to experiment with gender performance and ideal selves. These theories of identity construction are explored and examined through digital ethnography, by using the participant observation method, in which trans gamers are interviewed about their experiences with avatar creation and use. Based on the evidence gathered from those interviews, this study concludes that trans gamers in general tend to create avatars who ...


Final Report As A Member Of The Lgbtq Center Staff, Joseph A. Santiago Jul 2012

Final Report As A Member Of The Lgbtq Center Staff, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

It is with a heavy heart that I write my final report as a member of the LGBTQ Center Staff. I have been part of the Center since 2002 and have seen it grow in many ways over the years. It is my hope that it will continue to improve and establish the programs and services that make it a leader and innovator in LGBTIQQ and cultural studies. The following is a brief breakdown of the spring 2012 semester.


Lgbtq Center 2012 Brochure, Joseph A. Santiago, Annie Russell May 2012

Lgbtq Center 2012 Brochure, Joseph A. Santiago, Annie Russell

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This is the LGBTQ Center's 2012 Brochure. LGBTQ Center 2012 Brochure; GLBT Center; Joseph A Santiago; Joe Santiago; Annie Russell; Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) We seek to work with both the GLBTIQQ and straight communities in order to help change the campus climate at URI.; LBTQ Women’s Group This group is designed to provide a space for LBTQ women to be themselves in a safe and welcoming environment, while receiving support from each other and having fun.; Gays, Lesbians, and Allies Advancing Medicine (GLAAM) Group currently forming through two colleges at URI and the LGBTQ Center.; Student Organizations ...


The Sexual Orientation And Gender Non-Discrimination Act, Julia Churchill Schoellkopf May 2012

The Sexual Orientation And Gender Non-Discrimination Act, Julia Churchill Schoellkopf

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

The United States is still not a safe place for members of the LGBT community, demonstrated by the lack of federal laws protecting them and frequent discrimination. Because discrimination against LGBT people is still legal in the work place, they are mistreated and put out of work. To ensure their safety and economic security, LGBT people need the protection that is granted to women, people of color, veterans, the disabled, and many other hard-working Americans. The Sexuality and Gender Non-Discrimination Act must be passed and enforced to give this protection to LGBT members by prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual ...


Students Teaching Students: Lgbtq History, Brian Stack May 2012

Students Teaching Students: Lgbtq History, Brian Stack

Senior Honors Projects

When the Students Teaching Students program called for submissions for student created courses I jumped at the opportunity to learn and share with a group of peers dedicated to a subject. The close to year long process culminated in the first Students Teaching Students course at URI, focusing on the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people: HPR 107: Introduction to LGBTQ History.

Just getting ready to teach was a multifaceted process, since I tend to fluctuate between ravenously seizing every book I can get my hands on and devising practical applications for that intellectual knowledge. First ...


Gender Identity Disorder: An Unethical Diagnosis Of Normal Human Diversity, Julia Churchill Schoellkopf, Jasmine Mena Apr 2012

Gender Identity Disorder: An Unethical Diagnosis Of Normal Human Diversity, Julia Churchill Schoellkopf, Jasmine Mena

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is very unique among the other disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) because the treatment is used to confirm the alleged disordered belief (Ross 2009). All other disorders in the DSM-IV-TR are defined as the treatment altering the disordered belief and removing the symptoms, not reinforcing them as GID does (Ross 2009). This contradictory nature of the diagnosis has received lots of criticism from professionals over the years and many have offered alternatives.


Gender-Neutral Restrooms: Creating Safe And Accessible Spaces For All Students At Uri, Julia Schoellkopf Apr 2012

Gender-Neutral Restrooms: Creating Safe And Accessible Spaces For All Students At Uri, Julia Schoellkopf

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

Is the simple task of going to the restroom uncomfortable, dangerous or inaccessible for you? If not, what if it was? This is something that many people struggle with on a daily basis. Most public restrooms are gender specific – men or women. There is no other option for people who feel uncomfortable with both options. Some populations that struggle with this are disabled people, families, and transgender people. As a member of the LGBTQ community and aide for special needs children, I want to make a difference for transgender and disabled students.


History, Current Practice, And Construction Of Drag, Floyd Anderson, Rob Koob, Lgbtq Center Apr 2012

History, Current Practice, And Construction Of Drag, Floyd Anderson, Rob Koob, Lgbtq Center

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

History, Current Practice, and Construction of Drag by Deja D. Dellatarro (Floyd Anderson) and Autumn De La Rue (Rob Koob) was part of the 19th Annual LGBTIQQ Symposium.


The Lgbt Special Emphasis Program Of The Us Department Of Agriculture’S Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gary Blazejewski Apr 2012

The Lgbt Special Emphasis Program Of The Us Department Of Agriculture’S Natural Resources Conservation Service, Gary Blazejewski

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is a branch of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The NRCS assists farmers and forest landowners to protect the soil, water, and other natural resources on their land. Located in almost every county within the United States, the NRCS employs almost 12,000 people.

The NRCS is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Within the NRCS and other agencies of the USDA, Special Emphasis Programs (SEPs) have become established as a component of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program. SEPs were set up to address the unique concerns of members of certain groups in ...


The 2nd Lgbtq Town Hall Meeting‏, Annie Russell, Joseph A. Santiago Mar 2012

The 2nd Lgbtq Town Hall Meeting‏, Annie Russell, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

On March 7th the Women's Center hosted the second LGBTQ Town Hall Meeting‏. A few people attended and questions about URI and the future campus climate survey were asked.


Love Is Louder Rally, Joseph A. Santiago, Brian Sit Mar 2012

Love Is Louder Rally, Joseph A. Santiago, Brian Sit

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

Due to inclement weather the Love IS Louder Rally was held in Atrium 1 in the Memorial Union. This event was brought to and a collaboration of the GSA, LGBTQ Center, eXposure, ASA, and HVC. This event had 40 people attendance.


Lgbtq Center Training On Sexual Assault And Dating Violence, Keith Labelle Feb 2012

Lgbtq Center Training On Sexual Assault And Dating Violence, Keith Labelle

Women's Center

Keith Labelle faciliated a training to the LGBTQ Center on Sexual Assault and Dating Violence focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people. This is the powerpoint used for the training.


The First Lgbtq Town Hall Meeting‏, Joseph A. Santiago, Annie Russell Feb 2012

The First Lgbtq Town Hall Meeting‏, Joseph A. Santiago, Annie Russell

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This was our first LGBTQ Town Hall Meeting, an event where students, faculty, and staff came to share thoughts and feelings on how our center should move forward. It took place Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in Multicultural Center, Room 005. Please share this pod cast of the meeting and we hope you will join us next time! Any and all are welcome and this was the first of many more opportunities for feedback.


Winter 2012 First Year Ra Training On Lgbtiqq Issues, Annie Russell Jan 2012

Winter 2012 First Year Ra Training On Lgbtiqq Issues, Annie Russell

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This is the Winter 2012 First Year RA Training on LGBTIQQ Issues presented by Annie Russell.


Six Crosses, Michael C. Vocino Jan 2012

Six Crosses, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief short story or observation about life in a small southern Italian town.


A Partial Timeline Of Glbt Centric Events While Acting As Director Of The Glbt Center, Joseph A. Santiago Jan 2012

A Partial Timeline Of Glbt Centric Events While Acting As Director Of The Glbt Center, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

At the end of the December 2011 semester, I was surprised to look back and see that it has been approximately one year since I have been fulfilling the role of Director of the GLBT Center in absence of Andrew Winters, the previous Director and the Assistant VP on LGBTQ in Student Affairs. This report will share a rough timeline of recent events that have happened in the URI-LGBTIQQ community. I am writing this to inform and update the new Director of the GLBT Center and the broader community with a general overview of the events and experiences I have ...


Gay Straight Alliance (Gsa) Fall 2011 Open Meeting Minutes, Brian Sit Dec 2011

Gay Straight Alliance (Gsa) Fall 2011 Open Meeting Minutes, Brian Sit

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

September 12th 2011
- Introduction and Briefing on "What is the GSA?"

September 19th 2011
- Review of the group Constitution and overview of events for the coming Semester.

September 26th 2011
- National Coming Out Day Planning.

September 29th 2011
- National Coming Out Day Preparation.

October 13th 2011
- Ally Week and the "It Gets Better" Video.

October 27th 2011
- Transgender Vigil of Remembrance.

December 1st 2011
- End of year evaluations


Michelino: A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino Dec 2011

Michelino: A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

A chapter, a gay short story, about a central character in an as yet unpublished novel.


Transgender Day Of Remembrance Vigil 2011, Joseph A. Santiago, Brian Sit Nov 2011

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Vigil 2011, Joseph A. Santiago, Brian Sit

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

Transgender Vigil

Day Of Remembrance !!

Hosted By: The URI Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) And The GLBT Center!

The following event has audio and pictures from the night. Transgender Vigil Day Of Remembrance !! vHosted By: The URI Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) And The GLBT Center! vDate: Monday November 21th 2011 vTime: 7:00pm To 9:00pm vPlace: GLBT Center: Adams Hall Room 111 vOpen For All To Attend!!! J v What Will Be Accomplished At The Event? § Tee Shirt Making @GLBT Center! @7:00pmGLBT Center; GSA; Candle-Lite Walk Around Campus (Starts At Barlow Circle) @8:00pm ...


Robby : A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino Oct 2011

Robby : A Gay Short Story, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

A gay short story dealing with gay life, culture in the 1970s and 1980s and how one reluctant individual deals with his sexuality.


Coming Out Day Presenter Robyn Ochs - Beyond Binaries: Identity And Sexuality, Joseph A. Santiago, Carolyn Sovet Oct 2011

Coming Out Day Presenter Robyn Ochs - Beyond Binaries: Identity And Sexuality, Joseph A. Santiago, Carolyn Sovet

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

The program will explore the landscape of sexual orientation. Similar to snowflakes, no two people are exactly alike. So, how do we assign precise labels to our complicated and unique experiences? What is the relationship between experience and self-identity, between self-identity and the way we are "read" by others? In this interactive program, different experiences of identity, the complexity of attraction, and more will be explored.


Welcome Night, Uri Glbt Center, Joseph A. Santiago Sep 2011

Welcome Night, Uri Glbt Center, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

The GLBT Center had it's Welcome Night in Adams Hall in September of 2011. A special thanks for the GLBT Center staff.

Niki Hartman
Samantha Barrus
Justin Willner
Dana Speesler
Kevin Cruz
Riley Davis
Brian Sit
Joseph Santiago


Cartoon Presenting Uri’S Digital Commons Cultural Collections For Community, Equity & Diversity To The Equity Council, Joseph A. Santiago Aug 2011

Cartoon Presenting Uri’S Digital Commons Cultural Collections For Community, Equity & Diversity To The Equity Council, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

To inform the Equity Council about URI’S Digital Commons as a Unifying force for the community that can centralize information across our community so that all individuals can come together as stakeholders to promote cross-campus interactions and inform each other directly. To ask for participation in the project and to settle on the name for the Digital Commons Cultural Collections that honors all parties involved. This collection is smart phone optimized to encourage global community interactions with all people where ever they may be.

Please note that these Collections are still a work in progress.

Video was created by ...


Proposed Timeline For The New Lgbtq Center‏, Joseph Santiago, Kathryn Friedman Jul 2011

Proposed Timeline For The New Lgbtq Center‏, Joseph Santiago, Kathryn Friedman

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

This is the proposed timeline and process for the construction of the new LGBTQ Center.


Law Formalizes Long Union, Liz Boardman Jul 2011

Law Formalizes Long Union, Liz Boardman

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

NARRAGANSETT — On Saturday, W. Lynn McKinney and Ronald Margolin of Narragansett met with a wedding planner.

The men have considered themselves married since 1979, but now, with the passage of the civil union law, they can legally tie the knot in Rhode Island.


Reflecting On Campus Pride 2011, Kevin Cruz Jul 2011

Reflecting On Campus Pride 2011, Kevin Cruz

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

Kevin Cruz shares his reflections and experiences from going to Campus Pride. Reflecting on Campus Pride; Kevin Cruz; Campus Pride for me was a brief glance into a wonderful community of respect and acceptance for one another; This lovely camp brought together many student leaders from colleges across the nation and from all different backgrounds; Not only were there student leaders but supportive faculty, inspiring speakers, and fabulous entertainers; Speakers such as Robyn Ochs who is a professional speaker and educator and lives close by in Boston; She was both a faculty member and a special speaker who presented a ...


Glbt Center Summer Strategic Plan Summary Ay 2011, Joseph A. Santiago May 2011

Glbt Center Summer Strategic Plan Summary Ay 2011, Joseph A. Santiago

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Center

To redesign the GLBT Center to function as a community center and bridge the gaps between culture and communities by utilizing the many departments, ongoing initiatives, projects/programs, and all interested individuals. To inform the overarching community of the GLBT Center as a University service designed to promote an environment where every person is a stakeholder in their own education, advocacy, and support, to build safe and inclusive communities for LGBTIQQ people at URI.


Carlos: My First Time With A Man, Michael C. Vocino Mar 2011

Carlos: My First Time With A Man, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Short story of a young man's first sexual encounter.


Jon And His Dead Lover, Michael C. Vocino Jan 2011

Jon And His Dead Lover, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Short story about a doctor who discovers a crime.


I Don't Remember Antwerp, But I Do Rome, Michael C. Vocino Jan 2011

I Don't Remember Antwerp, But I Do Rome, Michael C. Vocino

Technical Services Department Faculty Publications

Brief short story of a fictional gay encounter in Antwerp, Belgium.