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Upcoming Programs & Events

Trans Week of Liberation 2019

Geena Rocero - Commemorative Keynote

Geena Rocero publicity Glamour mag

Thursday, March 28 @ 7:30pm
214 Slocum

Geena Rocero is a Filipino American model, producer, and transgender advocate. Since speaking at TED in March 2014, where she came out as a trans woman, Rocero has spoken at the White House, the UN, and at countless universities around the country on trans rights and elevating the visibility of the trans community in the media. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and aid organization that stands up for the right of transgender people worldwide to “self-identify with the fewest possible barriers.”

Find out more about Geena Rocero and Gender Proud at

American Sign Language interpretation and CART will be available. Contact or 315.443.3983 for more information or to request accommodations by March 22.

Trans 101 Workshop: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Trans and GNC People

Monday, March 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
LGBT Resource Center (548 Bird Library) 222 Waverly Ave

In this introductory workshop, Tobias Vargrim, will cover basic trans 101 terminology and explore the ways each of us can be more welcoming to the trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people in our communities.


Trans Studies: A Workshop and Discussion with Marquis Bey

Picture of Marquis Bey

Tuesday, March 26 from 3:00-4:30 pm
304 Tolley

Hosted in collaboration with the LGBT Studies Program & Minor.  

Marquis Bey is a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, a Ph.D. candidate from Cornell, and a lecturer at Syracuse this spring. He has just taken a position as Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English at Northwestern University for next fall. He will initiate a discussion about trans subjectivity as a mode of disrupting hegemonic gender, particularly as it relates to feminist Blackness, as a jumping off place for a discussion of Trans Studies -- a field Andrea Long Chu has recently declared "over” in “After Trans Studies.”

You are invited to read the following three articles in preparation for the workshop:

[1] "Where Black Feminist Thought and Trans* Feminism Meet: A Conversation" by Marquis Bey and Kai M, Green

[2] “Black Fugitivity Un/Gendered” by Marquis Bey

[3] "After Trans Studies" by Andrea Long Chu and Emmet Harsin Drager

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. To request accommodations or register, please email Margaret Himley ( by March 18, 2019.

Closed-Group Social for Trans and GNC Folks

Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center (548 Bird Library) 222 Waverly Ave

If you identify as trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, or gender questioning, please join us for a closed-group social with food, games, and screening of episodes from the FX original show Pose. Come meet other folks and be in community for an evening!

Free & Confidential HIV and STI Testing

Stop by the LGBT Resource Center and get tested every third Thursday of the month. Our next testing date is on Thursday, March 21 from 11am to 3pm. ACR Health's The Q Center offers free and confidential rapid HIV and STI testing. You can also learn more about STI and HIV prevention, including access to PrEP in the Syracuse area.

For questions or to request accommodations, please contact or 315.443.3983.

Gender Affirming Clothing Swap and Mixer

Friday, March 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center (548 Bird Library) 222 Waverly Ave

Pick up some new looks at our gender-affirming clothing swap! We’ll be collecting clothing donations throughout the week leading up to the swap and mixer. Drop off donations at the LGBT Resource center, Schine Atrium, and Hendriscks Chapel.