International Transgender Day of Visibility

Dr. Cindi Love, Executive Director

Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual holiday occurring on 31 March dedicated to celebrating Trans* Identified people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by Trans* identified people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist [3] Rachel Crandall in 2009 [4] as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender...

Public Statement: Indiana & the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

From the President's Desk

30 March 2015 Dear Colleague: On 26 March 2015, the Governor of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, one of several so-called religious liberty bills recently vetted by states. ACPA—College Student Educators International views these bills, in all of their forms, and in all of the states and countries that produce them, as overt acts of discrimination against LGBT people...

Border Crossings & Navigating Differences

From the President's Desk

Dear Colleague, Thank you so much for being part of the ACPA 2015 Convention experience. Whether you were physically in Tampa, on-line with our new ACPA Video On Demand Digital Pass or engaging via social media (#ACPA15, #SAThanks and more), your voice and energy were important and valued as part of the experience for everyone. We learned a lot together. In spite of major weather delays and...

Town Hall Feedback - 2015 Convention

From the President's Desk

Town Hall Feedback - March 2015 Members were asked to reflect on what they believe elected and appointed leaders are doing well as well as areas of improvements: DOING WELL Elected and Appointed Leaders/Employees & Contractors for the International Office The leadership initiates contact with members. Accessibility of leaders (transparency with in the association) Not afraid to take...

We Must Do Better

From the President's Desk

23 March 2015 It has been a little over a week since returning from ACPA15. After catching up on some sleep, I’m at a place to reflect on my experience. Knowing that I would be transitioning into the President’s role, I had played out the various moments of convention in my head thinking that I would know what to anticipate and could be prepared. ACPA15 didn’t go as I expected and while some...