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GLBTQ Programming Guide

2014-15

This program guide includes GLBTQ related programming sponsored or supported by the GLBTQ Resource Center, the KU student group Allies, the Association of Campus Events (ACE), the Communications Studies department, and members of the    Kutztown University community.

For more information, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4

www.kutztown.edu\glbtqcenter, 484-646-4111

Thursday, September 4

6 p.m.

College Hill Memorial Grove (formerly Bell Plaza)

Welcome Event

Join student groups Allies, FMLA, Black Student Union, Zeta Phi Beta and MAC for an evening of connection, interaction and snacks.

Tuesday, September 16

6 p.m.

GLBTQ Resource Center

Old Main 4

For The Bible Tells Me So

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, For the Bible Tells Me So.  This film provides guidance and clarity to complicated connections between scripture and sexual identity. A short discussion will follow. 

For more information on the film, please visit http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org .

Thursday, September 25

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Display/information booth McFarland Student Union lawn

 

3-4:30 p.m.

Fagbug Stories

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

Fagbug Travels to KU

Visit the rainbow decorated Volkswagen New Beetle, Fagbug, on a trans-American roadtrip to raise awareness of GLBTQ rights.  Stop by to learn how to take a stand against bullying, overcome homophobia and facilitate the voices of those silenced through hate crimes. 

 

 

Meet Erin Davies, Fagbug owner, who utilized her experience as a victim of a hate crime to educate and inspire others to take a stand against bullying.

For more information, please visit http://www.fagbug.com .

Thursday, October 9

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

 

 

 

National Coming Out Day

A daylong event featuring interactive workshops, activities, and displays aimed at understanding and celebrating the “coming out” process of LGBT individuals. National Coming Out Day is held annually to celebrate and affirm LGBT individuals who have “come out.” This is a student led Allies program. 

For more information on the history of National Coming Out Day visit: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/the-history-of-coming-out.

Thursday, October 16

7 p.m.

Alumni Plaza

Spirit Day (Allies)

A time of remembrance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have lost their lives due to bullying. The color purple in the rainbow flag stands for spirit, so take a stand against bullying and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth by wearing purple.  For more information on Spirit Day visit: http://www.glaad.org/spiritday.

Thursday, October 23

7 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

 

Orange is the New Black author, Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, adapted into the highly successful Netflix show, Orange is the New Black, describes the 15 months she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility.  The book and show depict her experiences and  the stories of the women she met on her journey.  Now an advocate for prison reform, Kerman currently serves on the Women’s Prison Commission Board. 

For more info on Piper Kerman visit: http://piperkerman.com/orange/bio .

Friday, October 31

7 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

Rocky Horror Picture Show

KU student group Allies, sponsors a fun and interactive screening of the film Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

For information about the film and its history visit: http://www.rockyhorror.com/history/.

Friday, November 7 – Saturday, November 8

Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg, Pa.

7th Annual Mid-Atlantic LGBTQIA Conference

Continuing the Conversation: Religion and Spirituality in LGBTQA Communities Continuing the Conversation:

Contact Allies for registration information at allies@kutztown.edu. 

For more information on the conference visit: http://www.bloomu.edu/LGBTQA/Conference .

Friday, November 7

6 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

Equality Social

KU student group Allies, sponsors a dance and equality social celebrating gender diversity. The Equality Social provides a safe space for LGBTQ individuals and their allies to socialize free of gender stereotypes or heteronormative behavior constructs. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, November 20

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Allies)

A day to remember individuals killed due to anti-transgender prejudice and violence. 

For more information on the Transgender Day of Remembrance visit: http://www.transgenderdor.org/ .

Monday, December 1

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

26th Annual World AIDS Day

Daylong educational workshops and displays create awareness of HIV and AIDS issues. HIV and AIDS is a global health issue that affects individuals on every continent, and of every gender, race, sexual orientation and economic class.  World AIDS Day began in 1988 as a worldwide awareness effort to unite people in the fight against HIV and AIDS, support those affected by HIV and AIDS, and remember those who have lost their individual fight against this devastating disease.

For more information on World AIDS Day and its history visit: http://www.worldaidsday.org/ or http://aids.gov/.

Thursday, December 4

11 a.m.

Old Main 4

GLBTQ Resource Center

Lavender Grads

A graduation celebration for members of the student group Allies and supporters of the KU LGBTQ community. Everyone is welcome.

 

 

More to come in Spring 2015…

Tuesday, February 3, 1-5 p.m., GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4

The GLBTQ Resource Center celebrates 10 years and Allies celebrates 20 years at KU.

 

Thursday, February 12, 6 p.m., MSU 218

Marriage Equality

 

Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium 

Drag Show

 

Friday, April 17

            Day of Silence