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GLBTQ Programming Guide

2013-14

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

Saturday, September 7

TBA

Six Flags,

Great Adventure, NJ

10th Annual LGBT Out at Night at Six Flags

Join the KU student group, Allies, at America’s largest outdoor LGBT event.  Out at Night provides an opportunity for LGBTQ individuals and allies to socialize in a safe supportive environment. 

For more information on Out at Night visit: http://gaysixflags.com/ or contact allies@kutztown.edu

Wednesday, September 25

1 – 6 p.m.

GLBTQ Resource Center

Old Main 4

 

 

6 p.m.

GLBTQ Resource Center

Old Main 4

Open House at the GLBTQ Resource Center

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited join us at the GLBTQ Resource Center to meet the staff, network, check out our resources and register for a door prize! Please stay for our 6 p.m. program.

 

Fish Out of Water

What does the Bible really say about being gay?  Ever feel like a Fish Out of Water when it comes to understanding the Bible?  Join us for a screening of this humorous and enlightening documentary that helps shed some light on a complex and controversial topic. A short discussion with Pastor Sue Marie of St. John’s UCC Church and others follows the screening.

For more information on the documentary visit: http://www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com/.

Thursday, October 10

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

 

 

 

4:30 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.

 

Jeff Chu

Christian gay journalist, Jeff Chu, discusses his career as an international journalist focusing on social issues and his new book “Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America”. This program is sponsored by the Communication Studies department, GLBTQ Resource Center and Allies.

Wednesday, October 16

3 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 183

Alumni Auditorium

Social Justice: When Diversity Isn’t Enough

In this interactive workshop, Jessica Pettitt uses humor, storytelling, current events, politics and diversity theory to explore how pre-existing assumptions affect an individual’s ability to recognize and value diversity. This workshop provides students, faculty and staff with actionable steps to make real change in their lives. This program is sponsored  by the Association for Campus Events.

For more information on Jessica Pettitt visit: http://jessicapettitt.com/

Thursday, October 17

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.

Wednesday, October 23

7 p.m. (subject to change)

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 1 – Saturday, November 2

Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg, Pa.

6th Annual Mid-Atlantic LGBTQIA Conference

Unmasking Prejudice and Dispelling Myths in the LGBTQA World

Keynote speaker William S. Meyer, MSW, Director of Training for the Department of Social Work and Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and OB/GYN at Duke University Medical Center, discusses how prejudiced attitudes have affected the field of psychiatry.  Contact Allies for registration information at allies@kutztown.edu. 

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

Thursday, November 7

6 p.m. (subject to change)

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.

Wednesday, November 13

6 p.m.

GLBTQ Resource Center

Old Main 4

The Boys in the Band

Join us a viewing of this classic film that explores gay urban life in the 1960s. A discussion that follows connects the film to the present day.

For more information on the film visit: http://www.thebacklot.com/best-movie-ever-the-boys-in-the-band/07/2012/

Thursday, November 21

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 183

Alumni Auditorium

 

12 noon or 4:30 p.m.

(subject to change)

McFarland Student Union 183

Alumni Auditorium

 

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/ .

 

Trans: It takes a special kind of courage to be who you really are.

We are all born different and differences are something to celebrate.  Join Allies and the GLBTQ Resource Center for a screening of the documentary, Trans, which explores gender variation through the memorable stories of transgender individuals and their families. 

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

Monday, December 2

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

 

 

 

 

 

12 noon (subject to change)

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

25th 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/.

 

How to Survive a Plague

Yes, together we make a difference; we can change the world.  Join us for a screening of a powerful documentary that takes us back in history to meet the brave young men and women who saved lives by challenging the federal government and pharmaceutical industry to take action and begin the fight against AIDS.  A discussion will follow the screening.

For more information on the documentary visit http://surviveaplague.com/ .

Thursday, December 5

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.

December 16-January 20

Winter session and break


 

Thursday, February 27

7 p.m. (subject to change)

McFarland Student Union 218

Multipurpose Room

Marriage Equality

The right to marry conveys approximately 1,138 federal rights (Marriage Equality USA, 2011). KU student group Allies, invites you to learn about the importance of marriage equality in this eye-opening fact and fun filled event.

For more information on marriage equality visit http://www.marriageequality.org/.

Friday, March 7

8:30 am – 3:30 p.m.

McFarland Student Union

Commission on Human Diversity Annual Conference

This year’s conference will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The conference schedule has yet to be determined.  A call for proposals will be released during the fall semester.

Tuesday, March 11

7 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Dan Savage

In 2010, Dan Savage, author, journalist, and political commentator launched the “It Gets Better” video project aimed at LGBT teen suicide and bullying prevention.  This program is sponsored by ACE.

For more information on the “It Gets Better” project visit http://www.itgetsbetter.org/.

Wednesday, March 12

3 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 183

Alumni Auditorium

GLBTQ Program

TBA

 

 



Thursday, April 10

7 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

 

Drag Show

KU student group Allies, sponsors drag performances celebrating gender diversity. With its usual variety of professional and student performers, Allies’ biggest event of the year will make the other kings and queens jealous. Ticket and beneficiary information will be announced. The term “drag” has historical origins in early theater when men performed female roles. Drag now includes performers of all genders, evolving into a social expression that challenges gender role expectations assigned by society.

For more information on drag and drag performers, visit: http://www.glbtq.com/arts/drag_queens.html or http://www.glbtq.com/arts/drag_kings.html

Friday, April 11-

Sunday, April 13

Weekend event

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

19th Annual Northeast LGBT Conference

Queering Media and Technology in Higher Education

This conference provides an opportunity to LGBT individuals and Allies to attend powerful informational sessions and network with other colleges and universities from the northeastern United States.  There are three conference schedule options including an advisors track, students track, and scholar track. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on the conference visit http://www.nelgbtc.com/.

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

Friday, April 18

All Day

 

Breaking the Silence

4:30 p.m.

McFarland Student Union 183

Alumni Auditorium

Day of Silence

Join the student group Allies, and high school and college organizations across the nation in observing the 18th annual Day of Silence, a national movement of silent reflection for those who have been bullied, beaten, or killed for being who they are. Come help Allies break the silence and show the world that we will not keep quiet any longer.

For more information on the Day of Silence, please visit http://dayofsilence.org/.

Beginning of May

 TBA

Lavender Grads

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