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Truckee Meadows Community College Makes Mascot Gender-Neutral

Students at Truckee Meadows Community College in northern Nevada have voted to declare their mascot gender-neutral.

The Student Government Association on Wednesday voted to declare Wizard the Lizard gender-neutral after discussing the option with other colleges and universities that are making their mascots more diverse.

Equity and Inclusion Office Specialist YeVonne Allen says making Wizard gender-neutral makes TMCC inclusive and progressive.

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The college will now refer to Wizard by name or as "the lizard" or "the mascot" in lieu of using gendered pronouns.