Racial equity, social justice values, and aspirations of liberation are the foundations of Weiland’s work and training. As a mostly White-staffed organization, we continue to combat our own internalized anti-Blackness through diversity, equity, and inclusion discussion and affinity groups and trainings. As individuals and a staff, we protest in solidarity and in support of abolishing systems that cause harm and dehumanize; we are committed to challenging each other as well as working with staff, faculty and clients who share our identities to be better co-conspirators in the dismantling of White Supremacy.
BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER
We want to particularly specify our unwavering belief that #BlackTransLivesMatter. With the targeted murders of Black trans and gender expansive folx, systemic and interpersonal violence, and recent roll-back of protections for transgender folx seeking health care, we know that continued solidarity and vigilant action is needed.
Weiland also knows that #BlackLivesMatter and that #BlackTransLivesMatter are irrefutable truths that must be honored with more than just a solidarity statement.
We will continue to transparently post our specific action steps to achieve the following:
1. Centering Black queer, trans, and non-binary educators, therapists, modes of healing and making these resources available to students
2. Ongoing re-envisioning of Stanford systems to serve Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (QTBIPOC)
3. Funding QTBIPOC initiatives, events, and programs
4. Engaging in ongoing Whiteness accountability groups and racial justice education within Weiland and Vaden Health Services
5. Solidarity efforts and projects with other non-Black POC organizations on and off campus
We continue to be open to feedback in our programming, approaches, and work in order to best serve the Black Stanford community.
Our mission is to promote mental health and wellness across the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations through education, training and clinical services at Stanford and beyond.
This is an official digital guide to resources and information pertaining to trans, non-binary, and gender questioning students at Stanford. This resource guide is a constantly evolving collaborative effort between members of the Stanford trans community, staff, and the many offices, services, programs and organizations at Stanford committed to supporting them. Now, you can view the guide and also add comments to the guide if you have any edits or new information! Instructions on how to do so can be found in the guide!
Summer Application Information coming soon!
All enrolled & registered students at Stanford are eligible, including postdocs and folks on a leave of absence. No prior involvement in or affiliation with Weiland, CAPS, Vaden, or QSR is required.
We are offering grants to support you with fees and funds needed to access:
--Mental Health & Counseling (ex: out of pocket mental health or co-pay fees, Health Fees at Vaden to access mental health services);
--Gender Affirmative Medical Services (ex: hormones/surgery related costs);
--Legal Services (ex: changing gender markers, or other legal documentation like DACA application, etc).
We created The QT Fund as a systemic way to address and support students' lived experience of being queer/trans/non binary/lgb2 and to acknowledge the specific financial hurdles students encounter and burdens they bear when navigating systems of inequity at Stanford and beyond.