LGBTQ+ Accelerated Call

Over the past decade, the LGBTQ+ community has made significant legal, political, and cultural gains in the United States. However, in the past year alone, more than 100 new bills and/or amendments have been proposed across the nation with far-reaching implications to LGBTQ+ people. This special supplemental U-LINK call is being issued to harness the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to understand and address the immediate and longitudinal impact of this emerging legislation.


Measuring the Impact of the Parental Rights in Education Act on LGBT-Identified teachers, parents, and high schoolers in Miami-Dade County

Team: Nicholas Metheny (Nursing and Health Studies), Karina Gattamorta (Nursing and Health Studies), Maite Mena (Educational and Psychological Studies), Timothy Loftus (Public Health Sciences)

Trans Citizenship: Improving the Gender-Affirming Identification Process in South Florida

Team: Calla Hummel (Political Science), Charlton Copeland (Law), Kathryn Nowotny (Sociology)

Creation of an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Plus (LGBTQI+) Studies at the University of Miami

Team: Gema Perez-Sanchez (Michele Bowman Underwood Department of Modern Languages & Literatures), Pamela Geller (Anthropology), Brenna Munro (English)