All 3 of Arizona’s Universities rank among Bestcolleges.com‘s top 30 schools for LGBT students: University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University. The entire state of Arizona is LGBTQ friendly!
The University of Arizona LGBT — Tucson, Arizona
The survey highlights which colleges have clubs and organizations to raise awareness of LGBT issues and to connect, build and support the community.
Similarly, ASU has about 10 student organizations and offers an LGBT undergraduate certificate. UA has an additional option of a master’s certificate. NAU offers a Queer Studies minor and has an LGBTQA Resource and Support group that collaborates with other campus organizations.
The three Arizona universities also have at least one LGBTQ greek life chapter.
More info about University of Arizona LGBT Community:
- In 2014 the University of Arizona launched a Transgender Journal, the TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. TSQ is one of the only transgender studies journals in the world that emphasizes interdisciplinary cultural studies. Other transgender studies journals — such as the International Journal of Transgenderism — have a greater emphasis on behavioral health and medicine.
PDF of UA article about transgender studies
In 2016 the University of Arizona held a unique conference in transgender studies that was the first of it’s kind worldwide. It’s called Trans*studies: An International Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment, and Sexuality. Panelists from around the world addressed issues of access and proper transgender care within health-care structures, including the need for a gender dysphoria diagnosis for certain kinds of treatment. This was a huge step for the Tucson transgender community. More good things are in the works from the UA, like the creation of a master’s program in transgender studies. UA offers a certificate until the program is created. If you are interested inquire!!