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Anderson and Grewe add to conversation on gender equity

MinnPostAugsburg College staff members Margaret Anderson, program coordinator for the Center for Global Education and Experience, and Michael Grewe ’12 MSW, director of LGBTQIA support services, spoke with MinnPost media issues reporter Brian Lambert to discuss what Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover means for transgender people in Minnesota.

Grewe noted that media frenzy resulting from Jenner’s gender transition could provide “a way to talk about important issues like access to affordable health care, housing and equal employment” for all people.

Read the article, What does Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘Vanity Fair’ cover mean for the transgender kid in rural Minnesota? on the MinnPost website.

Scott Cooper ’13 reflects on his Augsburg experience

Former Augsburg College football player Scott Cooper ’13 wrote a follow-up article for one year after he spoke in Daily Chapel for National Coming Out Day. Cooper previously penned an article for the site that garnered the attention of the Star Tribune and described his acceptance on and off the field as a gay student athlete. Visit the to read the article.

Augsburg celebrates LGBTQIA grads and allies

lavenderAmid a sea of black caps and gowns, flashes of tasseled color highlight academic achievement or represent the culture of some graduates at Augsburg’s commencement exercises. This year, rainbow tassels will add to the assortment as they dangle from the mortarboards of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual, and ally students (LGBTQIA). Graduates will receive their polychromatic tassels at Augsburg’s first annual Lavender Graduation Celebration to be held later this month. Continue reading “Augsburg celebrates LGBTQIA grads and allies”