The LGBTQ+ Resource Center hosts a number of events during the semester. Registration for some events can be found on ENGAGE@KU; links will be included when available.

Tuesday, September 5th


Join us  for the 10th annual Reading Fightin' Phils LGBT Pride Night

Pick up your FREE game tickets at the Boxwood House or the MSU Information Desk!

Register for the FREE bus for the game here on Engage!                 Bus departs MSU at 5:30PM and will return at 10PM.

Game time is at 6:45pm, against the Portland Sea Dogs. The Reading Fightin Phils are a Minor League Baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Northeast Division of the Eastern League. The game will be held at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

Wednesday, September 6th

BOXWOOD BASH -   3 to 6 pm at Boxwood House

Join us at the Boxwood House for a "Welcome" and "Welcome Back" event for all students!   The campus community is invited to tour our Centers, meet our Staff, and see all we have to offer at this festive event .



This year’s theme is ADVOCACY in ACTION.

We cordially invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, activists, and independent scholars to prepare presentations for the 7th annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, taking place Friday October 6th, 2023.

We encourage professionals from a wide variety of fields to submit a presentation proposal. Proposals are due on September 15, 2023. We are looking for presentations and workshops with specific learning outcomes focused on the topics of social justice, healthcare, education, academic research, politics, and advocacy as it relates to the LGBT community.    Submit proposals through our Form on  ENGAGE  

Thursday, September 21


Visit our Table in MSU from 11 - 2 pm for resources, buttons and information on this LGBTQ+ Visibility Day.

Thursday, September 21


Covid Queertet is a new play from Kutztown University professor playwright, Dr. Deryl Johnson. The play explores the question of “Who controls your identity after your death?” The World Premier is set to debut at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. 

This Event will be Live-Streamed at Kutztown University in Academic Forum Room 200 at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21st.     Admission is Free.   Reserve your seat through the KU Presents! Website online.

Set during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evening takes an ominous turn when four actors begin to examine the artistic works, identities and legacies of Oscar Wilde, Willa Cather, José Sarria and Kutztown, Pa. native Keith Haring. This DEI-themed play explores the contemporary LGBTQ+ issues of identity, suicide and practice of “outing” people. The show features works by Cather, who won the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Literature and would have been 150 years old this year, Haring and Sarria, who once spoke at KU.

For more information visit the KU Website or contact

Friday, October 6th


This year’s theme is ADVOCACY in ACTION.

10 AM Keynote:  KAT BLAQUE

Keynote speaker: Kat Blaque is an animator, illustrator, and YouTuber from southern California who has been blogging her life for the past 10+ years on YouTube. She playfully refers to herself as “intersectionality salad” as she embodies various identities
and experiences.

Join us at 10 AM in MSU 218 for a moderated talk onthe power of one’s voice & active allyship in today’s culture. There will be sessions available at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Full Schedule and Session Information for the event will be updated on our website.

To attend the conference please RSVP online through our GSM Attendee Registration link on ENGAGE.    Attendees who do not RSVP on Engage, will be asked to Register in person at our Registration Table in the lobby outside of MSU 218 on the day of the event.

Wednesday, October 11th


Join us at Boxwood House from 8 to 5 for an Art Display and Poetry Readings from 2 to 3 pm.

Coming out is a unifying step in the LGBTQ+ journey of self-exploration and self-acceptance. It can be a difficult step for some and a joyful one for others. Come celebrate these shared experiences and all the emotions that come with them through written, spoken, and visual art. 

If you would like to display, present, or perform, be sure to let us know by filling out a form here.

Thursday, October 19th

PRIDEFEST and Coming Out Day

Join us for the annual PrideFest Celebration!!  This event is a an opportunity to enjoy some fun in a festive environment while celebrating Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ Pride! This year's theme is "Be Your Own Barbie!!" 

Event will be held in the MSU 218 and 223 from 11am-3pm on Thursday, October 19th. It will include: music, games, prizes, food, pride merch giveaways, and more!! 

Clubs and organizations are invited to sponsor a booth with a fun, interactive, activity that goes with our pride theme celebration.  This is the first year that clubs can sign up for either a half table, or a full table, in order to accommodate as many clubs as possible. Please register your club here PrideFest Booth Reg .

Thursday, October 26th


7 pm at Schaeffer Auditorium

Saturday, October 28th


Welcome Alumni and Friends from 12 noon to 2pm to Boxwood House to share memories and community. Mingle with the newly formed LGBTQ+ Alumnx Network.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), November 20th

In honor of TDOR (which is on November 20, 2023), we will have a memorial display at the Brassrail Gallery, MSU, during the week of Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th. This display honors the transgender individuals whose lives were taken too soon this year, due to acts of transphobia and hate.

This year will sadly include, one of our own, Ryan Padovani, 2022 alum. To submit your words, art, or a poem in his memory, please do so at this LINK

Sunday, December 3rd


A graduation celebration for all graduating seniors in the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center Staff and organizations will be held from 12-3pm in the Boxwood House.