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

Weekly Happenings

at Boxwood

All are welcome! Free and open to the KU community šŸ˜Š

Movement Mondays - Mondays at 1pm

It’s On Us Meetings – Select Mondays at 4:30pm

FMLA General Board Meetings – Every Tuesday at 11am

Body Doubling – Every Tuesday at 12pm

Knitting & Crochet Club - Every Wednesday at 4pm

Allies General Board Meetings – Every Thursday at 11am

Spill the Tea at Tea Time - Every Thursday at 12 noon

LGBTQ Book Club – “Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera - Every Other Friday :  FEB 10, 24,  MAR 10, 31,   APR 14, 28

Wednesday, February 22nd

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MCC- Unity Room

Co-sponsors: BSU, MCC, ISO & FMLA

Royally Spoken: Uplifting Black Voices

Join us for an open mic event to share your voice and talents, or just come to listen and enjoy the artistry and celebrate Black History month.

Thursday, February 23rd

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MSU 183

Allies Drag Show Auditions

The annual Drag Show will be held on 4/6 at 7pm, in Schaeffer Auditorium.  We will have professional performers, and welcome student performances as well! Sign-up in advance on Engage.

Monday, February 27th

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Boxwood House

How to Change your Legal Name

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project will be facilitating a workshop on the legal name change process in PA. A representative will also share resources their organization provides to empower Transgender Pennsylvanians.

Friday, March 3rd and April 7th

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Boxwood House

Fun with Flags

Embrace your authenticity, create your own buttons, and hear about diverse gender and sexual identities and their pride flags.

Tuesday, March 7th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

AF 200

LGBTQ & A

Join us for this panel discussion to bring awareness to gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. Come learn in a safe and welcoming environment.  

Thursday, March 2nd

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MSU 223

Co-sponsor: Catwalk Modeling Troupe

Capture Your Confidence Know Your Body Series

Collaborating with the Catwalk Modeling Troupe to help students find their confident poses. We will put them into practice and capture them with a photo for you to keep.

Wednesday, March 8th

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MSU 223

International Women’s Day

Just Dance! Know Your Body Series

This class is about letting go of the toxic expectations surrounding dance and finding the joy in dancing for yourself. dance is for everybody, and this class will have choreography modifications for all abilities and no experience needed!

Thursday, March 9th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

MSU 218

Co-sponsor: Residence Life, Community Outreach Center

Smash the Scale: Embrace Body & Health Equity Know Your Body Series Join us with Residence Life, FMLA, and the Community Outreach Center to “smash the scale” on harmful societal standards, norms, and body myths. Bring & take gently used clothing items that affirm your gender expression with the Clothing SWAP.

MARCH 12th – 17th

SPRING BREAK

Thursday, March 30th

6:00 pm Keynote

MSU 218

Sponsored by the Dr. Constance P. Dent
and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series

Women’s History Month Keynote: Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera (she/her) is a Bronx-born, queer Latinx writer. Author of young adult novel, Juliet Takes a Breath, and creator of Marvel’s first Latina lesbian character, America Chavez. Gabby will speak on her experiences as a QTPOC writer, an LGBTQ youth advocate, and the importance of centering joy. Book Signing will follow.

Thursday, March 30th

11 am – 2 pm

MSU Table

Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event dedicated to honoring transgender people, celebrating their contributions to society, and raising awareness of discrimination faced worldwide. Stop by our awareness table to learn more.

Thursday, April 6th

7:00 pm

Schaeffer Auditorium

Co-sponsored with the Kutztown University Activities Board.  

Annual Allies Drag Show

Our annual Drag Show is back in person! We are excited to soon announce our headliner! Our show will also feature local professional Drag performers and students who audition to perform.  Join us for a night of music and show-stopping talent!

Tuesday, April 25th  

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

MSU / Library Lawn

Lesbian Visibility Day

Pride and visibility are important to raise awareness of the celebrations and struggles of marginalized groups. Visit our table to expand your knowledge and support the Lesbian community.

Monday, April 24th

Through Friday, April 28th

Co-sponsors: IDEA, MCC, FDI, Allies, ISO, AIMS, FMLA, and more

BLM Week: More than a Hashtag, Black Lives Still Matter

 A week of education and action, led by the KU Black Student Union

Tuesday 6-8pm- Open Dialogue & Call to Action Discussion & Bias Reporting

Wednesday-Take Up Space: Existing as a POC at a PWI Panel Discussion

Friday 2-5pm on the DMZ- No Justice, No Peace: BLM March

Thursday, April 27th

7:00 pm

Old Main, Georgian Room

Allies Pride Prom

Come as you are! Join us for music, games, activities, food, and lots of fun at the Georgian Room in Old Main. It is a safe place for everyone to express themselves, and experience prom.

Sunday, April 30th

12pm at the Kutztown Park

Lavender Graduation

A celebration for all graduating students who participate in LGBTQ+ and Women’s Center’s organizations