LGBTA eNews Digest
LGBT Center programs are in full swing this week and next! Check out the items below to make sure you don’t miss any important updates!
GET FIT AT ‘PING PRIDE’!
Coming soon is one of the LGBT Center’s newest programs, Ping PRIDE! Join us and others from the LGBT Center every week for group Zumba, or just to have a workout buddy! Each week, we’ll be alternating between Wednesdays at 5:00pm, and Thursdays at 8:00pm so that we can accommodate more class schedules. Make sure to bring your student ID so that you can get into Ping for FREE!
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 26, 5:00-6:00pm
LOCATION: Ping Center
RELAX AND REJUVINATE AT SPA NIGHT!
Have your classes been hard? Work starting to get to you? Are you stressed out and need to wind down? Come out to the LGBT Center next Thursday for Spa Night! We’ll be making massage oils, teaching how to give yourself a manicure, and enjoying a relaxing evening.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 27, 7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: LGBT Center (Baker 354)
COMING SOON: CRAFTERNOONS!
Every other week this semester, the LGBT Center will be hosting a Crafternoon! Join us for an afternoon of crafts, and conversation. We’ll be making origami, bow ties, hair ties, pride collages, cards, tie-dye t-shirts, and more! Stop by any time during the Crafternoon to see what we’re making!
DATE/TIME: Friday, September 28, 2:00-4:00pm
LOCATION: LGBT Center (Baker 354)
RELIGIOUS IN(QUEER)Y CONTINUES!
Continuing next week, the LGBT Center will be offering our weekly discussion opportunity-- Religious In(Queer)y. Curious about how the LGBTA Community is portrayed in different religions? Join us in a judgment-free zone to discuss all your questions and curiosities relating to any and all religious traditions. All are welcome-whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, and all others. We seek to find a voice, and prove that all religions are LGBTA friendly. Questions? Contact Hannah Dunn, email@example.com.
DATE/TIME: Every other Monday, September 28, 7:00pm
LOCATION: LGBT Center-354 Baker
BECOME A SAFEZONE FACILITATOR!
Interested in becoming a Safe Zone Facilitator? SafeZone facilitators are trained to deliver the SafeZone curriculum to students, staff and community members. SafeZone facilitation training will include public speaking skills, conflict resolution, and current issues affecting the LGBTQIA community both locally and globally. We strongly encourage allies to become facilitators, as well as members of the LGBTQIA community. To become a SafeZone facilitator you must have attended at least one SafeZone training. To register for an upcoming SafeZone workshop: http://www.ohio.edu/lgbt/programs/safezone.cfm . If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please download the application at : http://www.scribd.com/doc/105485342/Safe-Zone-Facilitator-Application Send completed application and current resume to Virginia Martin firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted for an interview shortly after you submit your application.
Visit: http://www.ohio.edu/lgbt/safezone/safezonefacilitator.cfm for more info.
LGBTQ SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED AGAIN THIS YEAR!
The RAINBOW Room: A support group for persons who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual or Questioning This support group for OU students who are seeking a safe place to discuss their sexual orientation and how it impacts their lives and relationships. The Rainbow Room is a safe place to explore, discuss, and clarify the complicated and sometimes messy issues related to identity, community, belonging, what to call yourself, when and how to come out, and dealing with the reactions of others. If you have any questions, or might want to consider joining this group, please contact Jonathan Mosko at 740.593.1616 or email@example.com.
SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR ‘LOVE YOUR BODY DAY’!
The Women’s Center is celebrating Love Your Body Day with an art show! Love Your Body Day is a day celebrating the unique and diverse range of bodies we all have, and learning to be comfortable in your own skin! The Women’s Center is looking for artists to submit their body-positive artwork to the Women’s Center. For more information please contact Virginia Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S CENTER LOOKING FOR MENTORS!
The Women’s Center is now accepting applications for its Mentoring Program. Now in its firth year, the Women’s Center Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for junior and senior woman-identified students at Ohio University to be matched with a woman-identified mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest. The goal of the program is to enrich the student experience at Ohio University and to pair students with a mentor who can offer guidance and assist them in reaching their personal and professional goals. In addition to building a mentoring relationship, participating students and mentors will have the opportunity to attend programs and activities focusing on career and personal development that are hosted by Women’s Center. Application materials have been posted atwww.ohio.edu/womenscenter/programs/mentoring.cfm. For more information about the mentoring program, please come by the Women’s Center in 403 Baker University Center. Application deadline: Monday, October 1.
RESEARCH HELP WANTED: SEE IF YOU CAN HELP!
The lives, concerns and needs of LGBT people have been over looked throughout history. Researchers are now taking an interest in LGBT People. Assist them to help tell our stories by considering the Research Studies below.
*RELIGION AND SEXUALITY STUDY!
Research Project: Seeking Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and queer people to take a survey examining the effects of religion and spirituality on the well-being of LGBTQ people. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Hiner
-IRB Review: N/A.
-Contact(s):Kevin Hiner, M.A., email@example.com
*EXPERIENCES OF SEXUAL MINORITY WOMEN!
Research Project: Seeking women of sexual minorities to take a survey concerning the life experiences and well-being of sexual minority women. To qualify: must identify as a woman, a sexual minority (lesbian, bisexual, queer, or other sexual minority orientations), and be 18 years or older. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HRTJZ2B
-IRB Review:Approval #: #12/227.
*SEXUAL IDENTITY LABELS!
Research Project: Seeks to increase understanding of how youth choose and use sexual identity labels and to what extent their choice of labels is influenced by other factors. Findings from this study will help in creating more inclusive services for sexual minority youth. Looking for young adults, ages 18 through 22, who have questioned their sexual identity at some point in their lives. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your email address if you would like to be entered into a drawing for one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. Take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NWTPJGC
-IRB Review:Approval #: Not available.
This is a new section to the eNews that we will bring your most weeks, to help you STAY CURRENT with important, fun or interesting events in the world-wide LGBTA Community.
*OHIO: POLICE URGED TO CONSIDER HATE CRIME!
Police are being urged to consider the murder of a trans* woman a possible hate crime.
*AMERICA: CANDIDATES’ LGBT SCORECARD!
Take a look at how Romney, Obama, and other presidential candidates rate on their LGBT scorecard.
*WORLD: GLOBAL UPDATES!
There are many different issues going in the world today. Look at the world issues and see what people are doing in other LGBT communities.
*FOR FUN: QUEER VACATIONS!
Take a look at the top queer-friendly vactions spots for this summer!
The OU LGBTA eNews is compiled and edited by the staff of the LGBT Center utilizing a variety of submitted and gathered sources.
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