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Campus group excluded non-transgender students and faculty from ‘community wellness’ event

Massages, acupuncture were only open to ‘trans’ and ‘non-binary’ students

An event offering massages, acupuncture and other stress-reduction opportunities at Stanford University explicitly forbid non-transgender individuals from attending. The school, meanwhile, denied that the event was actually exclusionary.

The student group Stanford Students for Queer Resistance and Trans Liberation “recently advertised free massages, sound healing, and acupuncture, but only for transgender and non-binary students,” Campus Reform reported this week.

The “community wellness” event, which lasted three hours according to a flier associated with it, was “open to trans and non-binary students, faculty and staff only.”

The student group did not respond to Campus Reform‘s request for comment, though a school spokesman pushed back on the flier’s claim that the event excluded non-transgender individuals.

“The services are available to trans, non-binary and any other students who wish to receive them,” spokesman Ernest Miranda told the news outlet.

The College Fix reached out to Miranda for further clarification on why the flier claimed to bar non-transgender students from receiving massages. Miranda did not respond prior to publication. This article will be updated with his response, if one is received.

Read Campus Reform‘s report here.

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