The LGBT Center offers a variety of educational and cultural programs and social events throughout the academic year. We kick off the school year with an annual Meet & Greet to help connect new LGBTQA students to the community. Join us for programs such as Dine & Discuss, Queer Hollywood, social events, guest speakers, and more throughout the year. Stop in just to hang out in our lounge space to study, read magazines, chat, meet, play board games, or watch TV. As a broadcast awareness effort, we educate the campus with a poster series each quarter. Watch for We Are OUTstanding (Fall), Queer Quotes (Winter) and Faces of Pride (Spring). We coordinate LGBTQA Leadership Council meetings to assist student leaders who plan OUT Week (Fall) and PRIDE Week (Spring). In May, we wrap up each year with the LGBTQA Community Celebration & PRIDE Graduation.
Our speakers’ bureau educates the campus about sexual orientation and gender identity through panel discussions in classes, residence halls, Greek houses, and other university and local settings. These 3-4 speaker panel presentations combine personal stories with educational information. Explore the SpeakOUT! page.
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Dine & Discuss:
Throughout the semester we have different speakers on a variety of topics come to the LGBT Center and share their knowledge with us. Bring your lunch (and a friend) and learn something new! All dine & discusses are held in the LGBT Center unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2013 Dine & Discuss schedule (double check calendar for confirmation of dates and times): Sept. 24, 12-1pm "Latin@s in RuPaul's Drag Race" | Oct. 8, 12-1pm Professor Jaylynne Hutchinson | Oct. 11, 12:30-1:30 National Coming Out Day (held in the Women's Center, Baker 403) | Oct. 15, 12-1 International Travel LGBTQ Safety Tips | Oct. 24, 12-1pm Dr. Leisa Meyer discussing LGBT History Month | Nov. 6, 6-8pm Dr. Georgiann Davis' film discussion and education on the intersex community | Nov. 18, 12-1 Discussion with trans* educator and performer, Rebecca Kling | Dec. 3, 12-1 Coming Out
Come watch movies from around the world about a variety of LGBTQIA topics. Discussions to follow each film. All films screened in the LGBT Center unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2013 schedule (double check calendar for confirmation of dates and times): Sept 19, 6-8pm Hispanic and Latin@ Identities | Oct. 3, 6-8pm "Equality U" | Film Festival "Too Cold Out There Without You" Oct. 5, 3-5pm Athena Cinema | Oct. 9, 6-8pm "Call Me Malcom" | Oct. 17 5-7pm "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (screened in Women's Center, Baker 403) | Oct. 23, 6-8pm Matthew Shepard | Oct. 30, 6-8pm "Jihad for Love" | Nov. 6, 6-8pm Intersex Identities Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Georgiann Davis | Nov. 21, 8-9pm "Two Spirits"
Come get creative and take part in crafting opportunities at the center. Some of the events have designated crafting goals and some of them are free-for-alls! All take place in LGBT unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2013 schedule (double check calendar for confirmation of dates and times): Sept. 27, 2-4pm National Coming Out Day Crafternoon, help us decorate our NCOD door! | Oct. 9, 10am-12pm Craftermorning at Honey for the Heart Studio (29 E. Carpenter) making puppets and balloon animals | Oct. 25, 2-4pm Crafting with PRIDE | Nov. 22, 2-4pm Crafternoon | December 6, 2-4pm Crafting with PRIDE