UW News

January 17, 2001

Task force on Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgender Issues releases draft report

News and Information

University of Washington President’s Task Force on Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgender (GBLT) Issues has released a draft version of its report, in order to obtain community reactions before finalizing the document. The report examines a variety of apsects of GBLT life at the UW.

The Task Force, in its report, calls upon the University to create an affirming and safe environment for GBLT students, faculty and staff. Specifically, it recommends:
? Establishing a standing Presidential Advisory Committee on GBLT issues
? Funding a staffed GBLT resource center
? Expanding domestic partner benefits
? Specifically including GBLT concerns within the concept of “diversity” in campus discourse
? Sponsoring an on-going dialogue on GBLT discrimination
? Developing GBLT academic studies.

The Task Force will host four public forums to receive comments and reactions to the draft report:
? UW Bothell Campus Tuesday, January 30, 4:-5:30, Room UW1 220
? UW Tacoma Campus Wednesday, January 31, 4:00-5:30, Board Room
? UW Seattle Campus Thursday, February 1, 11:30-1:30, HUB Room 200A
? UW Seattle Campus Thursday, February 1, 4:00-6:00, HUB Room 200A

The draft report is available on the web at http://www.washington.edu/reports/gblt or by contacting the Equal Opportunity Office, University of Washington, 206-685-3263 or eoo@u.washington.edu. Comments can be made by email to eoo@u.washington.edu, or by regular mail to President’s Task force on GBLT Issues, Equal Opportunity Office, 4045 Brooklyn NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6261.

For more information contact Professor Philip L. Bereano, Task Force Chair, at 206-543-9037 or phil@uwtc.washington.edu or Assistant Provost Helen Remick at 206-543-2624 or hremick@u.washington.edu.