If this is your first year as an undergratuate at Stanford, you’re invited to join the CASA program. Attend free, weekly lunches offered at the LGBT Community Resources Center (Fire Truck House, 2nd floor) every Wednesday from 12 – 1 PM, and learn about LGBT life at Stanford. The CASA program is a fun way to get to know your LGBTQ and allied classmates. This program is open to students of all classes in the spring, and the CASA mentors typically encourage students who are newly out to attend CASA during all three quarters regardles of whether they are frosh. Also, the LGBT-CRC is always a great place to hang out and meet other LGBTQ and allied members of the Stanford community. Also, join a Queer Voluntary Student Organization (QVSO)! Check out queerguide.stanford.edu for a comprehensive list of QVSOs.
The Trans* Task Force is a group of students committed to making Stanford more accessible to trans* students. To join the mailing list, contact Holly Fetter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, Stanford Students For Queer Liberation, a queer activist collective, makes a concerted effort to be inclusive of trans* and genderqueer students, and plans awareness weeks and direct actions that target transphobia on campus. To get involved, join the mailing list (email@example.com).
And the LGBT•CRC has a program called Safe and Open Spaces at Stanford (SOSAS) which brings panels of LGBTQ-identified students to various residences and offices. To get involved, visit lgbt.stanford.edu and contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s relatively easy to get your voice heard on campus—if you see an issue, rally your friends, allies, and approach a group like SSQL to help you speak out and fight back.