LGBTQ History Month – October 2015
ONGOING: LGBTQ Advocacy Project—We are collecting stories from students, staff and faculty who identify within the LGBTQ community to share stories about advocacy and allyship within the LGBTQ community. These will be compiled throughout the month of October and shared via social media and as a physical display in the LGBT Resource Center. If you’d like to participate, please send the following to Devon Guidoux at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What does advocacy and/or allyship within the LGBTQ community look like to you?
Concrete examples, philosophical reasoning, research/article citations and personal narratives all welcome. Your answer can be as short or long as you’d like.
We would also love to include identifying information alongside the quotes. This is optional but encouraged. Here are some examples of information you could include:
Name in use
Position on campus
Campus or community organization affiliations
10/10 @ 1pm @ Curtis Orchard—Somewhere Over the Rainbow Curtis Orchard Trip! Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Registered Student Organizations. Meet in front of the Union at 1pm. For more information, including carpool information, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/439737199563582/
10/12 @ time TBD @ Main Quad—National Coming Out Day Rally and Photoshoot!
10/13 @ 12pm-1pm @ Asian American Cultural Center—Food For Thought: Part of OIIR’s Lunch on Us Series; Queer Asian American and Asian International Experiences on Campus Presented by Rainbow International.
10/19 @ 12-1pm @ Women’s Resources Center–Quench: Part of OIIR’s Lunch on Us Series Normalizing Mental Health Conversations presented by Q&A, LGBTQ Outreach Team in the Counseling Center. Quench is part of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relation’s Lunch on Us noontime discussion series. Each semester we work to collaborate with other campus groups to focus on the intersection of diverse social and LGBT issues. We also present a range of topics on facets of LGBT identity, culture, and history relevant to the LGBT and Ally communities.
10/19 @ 4-6pm @ LGBT Resource Center—LGBT Center Awareness Day Celebration
10/20 @ 6-8pm @ Illini Union 210—Kinky Consent: Dynamics of Consent within BDSM and Kink with Jodi Thomas, Counseling Center; Devon Guidoux, LGBT Resource Center; and Kim Rice, McKinley Health Center.
10/21 @ 7-9pm @ Education Building Room 42—Growing Up Trans: Documentary and Film Screening. Featuring a discussion with a local family highlighted in the film.
10/23 @ 3-5pm @ Illini Media Building 4th Floor—All-Gender Self Defense Workshop. Sign up atgo.illinois.edu/AllGenderSelfDefense.
10/26 @ 7-9pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Hot Topics: Abuse Within Queer Relationships.
Monday, October 12
Pride @ 7-8pm @ LGBT Resource Center. Pride is the oldest and largest LGBT RSO at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBT campus community. We hold weekly meetings to discuss social and political happenings, organize a number of other outside activities for university LGBT students and our allies, and provide a safe space for students and their peers to meet and hang out.
Tuesday, October 13
Food For Thought – Queer Asian American and Asian International Experiences on Campus @12-1pm @ Asian American Cultural Center. As part of the OIIR’s continuing Lunch on Us series, Rainbow International will be presenting the topic of Queer Asian American and Asian International Experiences on Campus. Come for free lunch, great speakers, and interesting topics!
Infusions @ 7-8pm @ LGBT Resource Center. Infusions: A Multicultural Gender and Sexuality Alliance is an organization dedicated to inclusion and diversity and focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and race. We are open to any and all who seek to learn more about and to support these intersections of identities.
CUTES @ 7-8pm @ LGBT Resource Center. The Campus Union for Trans* Equality and Support (CUT*ES) is an organization formed in order to provide a unique voice for the trans* community on campus, advocate for trans* equality, discuss trans* issues, and provide a safe space for support and discussion for the campus trans* community. We welcome anyone who has a passion for trans* equality and advocacy, or is just curious about the community in general.
Thursday, October 15
Building Bridges @ 7-8pm @ LGBT Resource Center. Building Bridges exists to provide an open, accepting, safe space space for people who identify as LGBTQ and Allies and are drawn to Christianity. We aim to foster personal growth in ourselves, our spiritual health, and our community through honest spiritual discussions, sharing of personal experiences, and promoting social interaction. We respect the diversity of members’ spiritual backgrounds and are committed to breaking down stereotypes and to building an understanding between diverse groups.
oSTEM @ 8-9pm @ LGBT Resource Center. oSTEM, which stands for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is a national technical student society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. We have over 40 established chapters across the nation, and many more chapters on the road!
Rainbow International @ 4:30pm @ LGBT Resource Center. Rainbow International is the newest RSO at the LGBT Resource Center. We serve LGBTIQ international undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students on campus. We consider our group a safe space for both closeted and out international queer students. We will also be working on projects to increase visibility of LGBTIQ international students and issues on campus and to ‘mainstream’ the specific concerns of LGBTIQ international students into discourses on campus about minority rights.
Women of Pride @ 6:30-7:30pm @ LGBT Resource Center. Women of Pride is a student group made for women, by women, as a safe place to gather. We informally educate the campus community of cultural, political, and other social issues related to lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people. One of our goals is to foster a sense of community among queer women and our allies.