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QTS Beach Balls, circa 2014-2015

 Item — Box: GSRC [1]

Scope and Contents

Three multi-colored beach balls used in an activity for students. Each stripe on each ball contains a different question for participants in the activity to answer. The questions on each ball have been transcribed.

Ball 1

  • Define the term "gay".
  • Define the term "queer".
  • Is "gender identity and expression" included in the UNO Anti-Discrimination Policy?
  • Define the term "transgender".
  • What does the term "Coming out" mean?
  • If someone has been "outed" what has occurred?
  • Who has a sexual orientation and what is it?
  • Define the term "intersex". Define the term "ally".

  • Ball 2

  • What is meant by the term "gender expression"?
  • What is "transphobia"?
  • When is "National Coming Out of Day" celebrated?
  • What benefits would be gained by same sex couples whose marriage is legally recognized?
  • Is "sexual orientation" included in the UNO Anti Discrimination Policy?
  • Define the term "questioning".

  • Ball 3

  • Define the term "lesbian".
  • Define the term "Bisexual".
  • What is the significance of a pink Triangle to the LGBT community?
  • What traits might an RA who is an ally to the GLBT community possess?
  • What is homophobia?
  • What is the name of the UNO student agency that addresses sexual orientation and gender issues?
  • When is the Transgender Awareness Day celebrated?

  • Dates

    • circa 2014-2015


    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.


    0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box (1 cubic ft. total)) : 3 beach balls, deflated,in box with other artifacts

    Language of Materials


    Custodial History

    This item was originally accessioned in April 2016 along with the records and artifacts of UNO Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Student Agency and Queer and Trans Services (QTS) Student Agency. These materials were in the offices of the UNO Women’s Resource Center and Gender & Gender Sexual Orientation Student Agencies. Artifacts were separated from UNO Women’s Resource Center Student Agency Records (UNO-0232) and transferred to the collection UNO Artifact Collection (UNO-0132).

    Repository Details

    Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

    Archives & Special Collections
    Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
    6001 Dodge St.
    Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States