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Alliance for LGBTQ Equality at UAB

In collaboration with UAB's Administration and, in some cases, the Gay/Straight Student Alliance (GSSA), the following progress has been made.

UAB Makes "Preferred Name" an Option for Students

January, 2014

In an effort to meet the needs of all of its students, many of whom have nicknames, but particularly the needs of its transgender and queer students, UAB has added the option of indicating a "Preferred Name" to be displayed in class rosters and elsewhere.

UAB Constructs More Accessible Gender Neutral Restrooms


At the urging of The Alliance, UAB has re-prioritized the creation of additional Accessible Unisex Restrooms. These include two such restrooms in Sterne Library (across from Starbucks), one in the new Abroms-Engel Institute For The Visual Arts, and one in Heritage Hall. We have also been assured that one will be included on every other floor of the new Student Center.

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Need assistance or want to find out more about UAB’s Alliance for LGBTQ Equality? Contact us at alliance@uab.edu.

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