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LGBT Center to host Dine and Discuss sessions


Ohio University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center will be holding several exciting events this spring semester for students and community participants. Events include “Dine and Discuss” sessions. 

Dine and Discuss sessions will run throughout the spring semester, where students can discuss important issues in the LGBT community. 

Chad Goller-Sojourner, an African-American gay identified man, will host a session at noon, Feb. 27 at the LGBT Center, Room 354. He will perform his one man show titled “Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls,” based on his life. 

“He talks about his experiences in the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality and how these play out in his life,” said Virginia Martin, program coordinator of the LGBT Center and Women’s Center. 

Martin has also started the first queer women’s social gathering group on campus. “It’s a way to build community and meet people,” she said. The first gathering will be on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Women’s Center and will include snacks, films and games. 

The first Queer Studies Graduate Student Conference will also be hosted at Ohio University. Carol Mason of the University of Kentucky will present her work titled “What’s this Cow Doing in my Queer Theory?” The conference will start on April 18 at 7 p.m., Baker University Center 240. 

The LGBT Center runs a program called SafeZone, where people can be trained to be an ally. 

“It’s an educational program for the campus community on LGBT identities and how to create safe space,” said Susanne B. Dietzel, acting director of the LGBT Center. 

Training days are scheduled throughout the spring semester. 

More information about upcoming events can be found here