Denver, Colo., Nov 2, 2018 / 18:00 pm
The provost of Denver's Regis University has encouraged faculty members to attend a student drag show on the university campus, and to take in-class measures intended to support the gender identity preferences of students.
An Oct. 29 letter from university provost Janet Houser and the university's Queer Resource Alliance noted that "this week has been a challenging one for our LGBTQIA community at Regis, with recent reports indicating that the Trump administration is considering policy changes that would eliminate federal protections for transgender people."
"Our Jesuit values call us to respect the human dignity of all individuals, to care for the whole person, and to serve the most marginalized members of our society."
The letter referred to an October announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services would seek to define gender "on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable," for the purposes of the federal Title IX program.