LGBTQ+ CSDSA Promotes Anti-Discrimination Petition on Conversations in Speech Pathology Podcast

This month, LGBTQ+ CSDSA Chair Dr. Charles Lenell (they/them) was featured on the Conversations in Speech Pathology Podcast to discuss the need for transparency from academic institutions that participate in anti-LGBTQ+ practices and hold Title IX exceptions. Dr. Charles Lenell and host Jeff Stepen examine the role of the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), the … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA Promotes Anti-Discrimination Petition on Conversations in Speech Pathology Podcast

LGBTQ+ CSDSA Shares Action Steps for Trans Youth on the National NSSLHA Blog

This month, LGBTQ+ CSDSA President Connor Mahon (he/they) was featured in the National NSSLHA Blog. Their article, titled Advocacy in Action: How to Support Transgender People in Your State, shares why SLPs and SLP students can be strong advocates for the rights of transgender and gender diverse people, and ways to advocate at the state, … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA Shares Action Steps for Trans Youth on the National NSSLHA Blog

Advocacy In Action: How to Support Transgender People in Your State

Connor Mahon, LGBTQ+ CSD Student Association President, shares why SLPs and SLP students can be strong advocates for the rights of transgender and gender diverse people, and ways to advocate at the state, local, and institutional levels. Read their article in the National NSSLHA Blog, available online. Read more in the national nsslha blog

Discriminatory Universities List

To mitigate damage caused by the continued accreditation of universities in violation of the ASHA Code of Ethics rules regarding anti-discrimination, we have compiled a list of universities offering degree programs in communication sciences and disorders and a documented history of discriminatory behavior towards LGBTQ+ individuals, as compiled by the Campus Pride Index. Have your … Continue reading Discriminatory Universities List

Stop Discrimination in CSD Petition

Sign the petition to stop discriminatory practices in CSD. Read the LGBTQ+ CSDSA's official endorsement. Early this year, we shared a petition requesting the reinstatement of gender affirming voice services at Brigham Young University, where they were abruptly terminated. We were pleased at the quick response from ASHA condemning this decision. However, despite comments suggesting … Continue reading Stop Discrimination in CSD Petition

LGBTQ+ CSDSA in the ASHA Leader

Last month, LGBTQ+ CSDSA Chair, Dr. Charles Lenell (they/them), and L’GASP Chair, Dr. Gregory Robinson (they/them) were published in the ASHA Leader. They discuss how Communication Sciences and Disorders programs can support LGBTQ+ students. Read their recommendations for creating a safe education environment for future LGBTQ+ clinicians in the ASHA Leader, available online. Read More in … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA in the ASHA Leader

Creating a Safe Education Environment for Future LGBTQ+ Clinicians

Charles Lenell, assistant professor at University of Northern Colorado and LGBTQ+CSDSA Board of Directors Chair, and Gregory Robinson, associate professor at University of Arkansas for Medical Science and L'GASP Chair offer ways CSD programs can bolster support for LGBTQ+ students in the face of threats to inclusion. Read their recommendations for creating a safe education … Continue reading Creating a Safe Education Environment for Future LGBTQ+ Clinicians

In opposition to the Unethical Termination of Services to Transgender Clients at BYU Speech and Language Clinic

In January of 2022, it became known that leadership at Brigham Young University (BYU) forced their Communication Disorders Department to cease services for transgender individuals at their Speech & Hearing Clinic. This went against the will of faculty, including the department head. Gender affirming voice services can be critical for overcoming dysphoria and improving quality … Continue reading In opposition to the Unethical Termination of Services to Transgender Clients at BYU Speech and Language Clinic

LGBTQ+ CSDSA Announced as “Honors of NSSLHA” Awardee

The LGBTQ+ CSD Student Association was recently awarded the Honors of NSSLHA. This award recognizes an organization or individual that has made significant contributions to the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders and National NSSLHA through their work with students. “Through my work with L’GASP, I have had the pleasure of working with founding members … Continue reading LGBTQ+ CSDSA Announced as “Honors of NSSLHA” Awardee