Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
Welcome to the Idaho State University (ISU) Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC). The GRC has been on the ISU campus since 1998. The GRC was created by the ISU Student Senate to honor the very well respected Dean of Student Affairs, Janet C. Anderson who was retiring and whom the center is named after.
Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
Rendezvous Bldg. Rm. 235
921 S. 8th, Stop 8141
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID. 83209
FAX (208) 282-5829
Green Dot Training
September 20th – 12:00 to 3:00
Rendezvous Suites A & B
A green dot is any behavior, choice, word or attitude that promotes safety for all citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence. Take part in this leadership opportunity to learn how to be an active bystander and stop power-based violence.
What is your Green Dot? Wear Your T-Shirt Day
September 21st – All Day
If you are a certified Green Dot graduate, wear your Green Dot t-shirt to show solidarity in stopping power based personal violence. We want to fill campus with green dots!
The Real Sex Ed - Jean Franzblau
October 3rd – 5:30 to 7:00
Ballroom - Pond Student Union
The Real Sex Ed is an information-packed session that helps people navigate sexual choices with topics including safer sex, consent, decisions about intoxicants, communication skills and sexual diversity. All discussions are sex-positive and affirming. More than half of the states in the U.S. don’t require public schools to teach sex education. Yet studies reveal that comprehensive sex ed helps young people adopt healthy sexual behaviors. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau helps people initiate the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. Jean has presented at sexuality conferences on both coasts and for audiences around the country and abroad. Jean has been featured on BuzzFeed, Comedy Central and Rolling Stone.
National Comming Out Day - Natalie Perry, Speaker
October 10th – 5:30 - 7:00
Wood River Room - Pond Student Union
Natalie is an Idaho native who believes in a future where gay families are equal and no longer have to hide in the closet out of fear. She aspires to reduce discrimination against LGBTQ families through the power of education and sharing her own family story.
She is the founder of Treasure Valley Queerspawn, a Boise-area group for teens and adults with at least one LGBTQ parent or guardian and Treasure Valley Rainbow Families. ‘Dad #1, Dad #2: A Queerspawn View from the Closet’ is her first book.
Transgender Day of Remebrance - Dianne Piggott, Speaker
November 27th - 4:00 to 5:30
Little Wood River Room - Pond Student Union
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate.
World Aids Day
December 3rd - 12:00 to 1:30
Diversitiy Resource Center, Rendezvous Room129
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
Help us end HIV by wearing red at ISU this World AIDS Day. Celebrate the 30th birthday of World Aid’s Day by dressing up in clothes from decade of the birth: the 1980s. Don your shoulder pads and leg warmers, dust off your denim, or dress as your favorite 80s celebrity!
Don’t forget to tweet your photos and post them on the GRC Facebook page for a chance to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
Gender Resource Center Posters
Asking about gender identity on a form, survey, or project:
First, ask yourself why you are asking for gender identity on a survey at all. If you are taking various forms of demographic data to see who does or does not utilize services, we certainly encourage you to include a question about gender identity. However, we commonly find that sometimes folx are collecting information on gender identity and never use or assess that data. If you do not need/utilize this information for any particular purpose, consider not asking. Otherwise, here is our suggested way to ask for gender identity on a form:
Gender Identity: ____________________________
When open-ended questions are not possible:
Gender Identity (choose all that apply)
__ trans or transgender
__ another identity (please specify): _________________