Events

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.

Date / Time

Event

Wednesday, September 1st

4pm-7pm

Boxwood House

Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House!

Join us at our new location, the Boxwood House, for a "welcome" and "welcome back" open house! The campus community is invited to tour our centers, meet our staff, and see all we have to offer. There will be snacks and live music!

Thursday, September 9th

11am-12pm

Boxwood House

First Allies Meeting!

Allies is a KU student club that seeks to advocate, educate, increase awareness, and provide a safe social and support network to Kutztown University's lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and queer community. Allies meets every Thursday at 11. 

Thursday, September 9th

Gates open at 5pm

Game starts at 7:05pm

First Energy Stadium, Reading

"Pride Night" at the Reading Fightin' Phils Baseball Game

Join us for Pride Night with the Reading Fightin' Phils vs the New Hampshire Fisher Cats! The first 1,000 students get a free rainbow lanyard, and don't forget to stay for fireworks! Free tickets are available through the centers for the first 600 students. See email for details. 

Tuesday, September 14th

11am-12pm

Contact us for Zoom ID

A Virtual Conversation with PA State Representative Brian Sims

FMLA will be hosting Brian Sims during a general board meeting to hear about HB300, the PA Fairness Act. If passed, it "would prohibit discrimination against an individual based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in the commonwealth, providing a long-overdue update to Pennsylvania's law." Rep. Sims will be answering student questions and having a conversation related to the bill's topic. 

Thursday, September 23rd

11am-2pm

Boxwood House

Bisexual Day of Visibility

Stop by the Boxwood House to celebrate and show your Bi pride!

Friday, October 1st

11am-5pm

Keynote @ 11 in MSU 218

Visit webpage for more info, registration on Engage. 

5th Annual GSM - Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Save the date! Our 5th Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference will be held October 1st. The theme is WELL-BEING. BEING-WELL. Are you interested in presenting? Fill out our Presentation Proposal form by September 17th!

Keynote: Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins

Writer and Social Justice Educator Focused on Gender, Race, & Media

Dr. Higgins is a speaker, writer, and social justice educator who focuses on issues related to gender, race, and media. Dr. Higgins is committed to using their voice to highlight and bring focus to the issues that affect both the black and LGBTQ communities at both a local and national level. They aspire to be an example to those who seek to change the way we discuss the Black, queer experience. 

Thursday, October 14th

11am-3pm

MSU 218 and 223

PRIDEfest and Coming Out Day Celebration!

Kutztown's Annual PrideFest is joining with our National Coming Out Day event! PrideFest was started in 2019 by the SGB President, Braden Hudak, as an opportunity fo the campus to come together and celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. We will continue the tradition and host special guest speakers, games, giveaways, music, activities, live performances, and honor coming out stories as well!

Saturday, October 30th

11am-2pm

Boxwood House

Homecoming Alumni Open House

We are excited to welcome alumni to the Boxwood House to tour our new space, share memories, and enjoy good food and good conversation with current students and staff. 

Monday, October 18th

4pm-5pm

MCC Unity Room

Eastern PA Trans Equity Project

EPTEP Provides Direct Services to Transgender and Gender-Diverse Pennsylvanians in a Ten County Region in Eastern PA. A representative will be visiting KU to present on the process for legal name change, as well as other resources and services they provide.

Thursday, October 28th

7pm-9:30pm

MSU 218

Rocky Horror Viewing and Costume Party/Contest

Join FMLA and Allies for a screening of the iconic, original Rocky Horror Picture Show. Get in the spirit and come dressed in costume! First come, first serve for prop bags!

Thursday, November 18th

11am-1pm

Old Main Lobby

Transgender Day of Remembrance 

A day to remember individuals killed and bullied due to anti-transgender prejudice and violence. For more information on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, visit: www.glaad.org/tdor

Sunday, December 5th 

12pm-3pm

Boxwood House

Lavender Graduation

Join us to celebrate the graduating students from the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and the Women's Center, as well as our graduates from FMLA and Allies. There will be food, music, and tons of fun! Help us celebrate our students and send them off from Kutztown into the world!

If you have been involved in either of the centers or the clubs, please reach out to lgbtqresourcecenter@kutztown.edu or womenscenter@kutztown.edu so we can honor you!