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LGBTQ History Month

October 2018

October is LGBTQ History Month! Each year, the LGBT Resource Center presents an entire month of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ)-themed programming. This year's celebration includes:

 

Wednesday, October 3
Pride Union General Meeting
331 Sims Hall
7:30 PM

Pride Union is an undergraduate Queer organization, promoting safe queer spaces, and intersectional inclusion. Join us for our general meetings.

Thursday, October 4
Qolor Collective General Meeting
LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom Ave)
7:00 PM

Qolor Collective aims to create an active queer student of color community between the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF campuses. Qolor Collective is dedicated to supporting students from marginalized racial backgrounds who also hold marginalized genders and sexualities by creating a space where they can find comfort, empowerment, and support each other academically, politically, and socially.

Friday, October 5
Pride Shabbat
Hillel (102 Walnut Pl)
5:00 PM

A celebration and discussion of Queer Jewish identities and expression through art, poetry, and activism followed by dinner at 6PM. Discussion co-hosted by Hillel.

Wednesday, October 10
Embody Meeting
228B Schine Student Center
6:00 PM

A closed discussion group for people who identify as trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, & gender questioning. Co-hosted by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Cultural Center, and Slutzker Center for International Services.

Wednesday, October 10
Pride Union General Meeting
331 Sims Hall
7:30 PM

Pride Union is an undergraduate Queer organization, promoting safe queer spaces, and intersectional inclusion. Join us for our general meetings.

Thursday , October 11  National Coming Out Day
Fusion Meeting
Disabilities Cultural Center (230 Schine Student Center)
6:00 PM

Fusion is a closed discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and asexual people of color.  Co-hosted by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Cultural Center, and Slutzker Center for International Services. For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu.

Saturday, October 13
Film screening: We the Animals (2018)
Watson Theater
3:00 PM

Translated for the screen from the eponymous book by Justin Torres, We The Animals centers at first around three young, free-spirited, tightly knit brothers navigating a dysfunctional family. Jonah, played by fresh face Evan Rosado, begins to separate from the pack as he grows older and into his sexuality, forging an identity at the risk of disrupting the pack.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/jTRZsrj28C4

Fans of the book can expect devotion to the source text, according to a Sundance interview with director Jeremiah Zagar, and some critics are already comparing the film to Oscar winner Moonlight (2016). The movie also stars Isaiah Kristian and Josiah Gabriel as Jonah’s brothers, while Sheila Vand (Argo, A Girl Walks Home At Night) and Raúl Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds) play the boys’ parents. For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu

Tuesday, October 16
oSTEM Mixer
152 Link Hall
4:00 PM

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) is a professional society focused on educating and fostering leadership of LGBTQ people in the STEM community. Join us for a casual mixer where you can learn more about oSTEM, our ideas for professional development, and meet other students majoring/interested in STEM.  Co-hosted by College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Services. For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu

Wednesday, October 17
International Pronoun Day
10 am - 2 pm
Life Sciences Complex, Jack and Laura Hanhausen Milton Atrium

Celebrate the diversity of gender identities and expressions! Stop by our outreach table for buttons, candies, prizes and information to spread the word about SU’s preferred name policy and identities and lives online. Co-hosted by the Preferred Name, Pronoun, and Gender Advisory Council. For more information, contact pnpgac@syr.edu.  

Wednesday, October 17
Pride Union General Meeting
331 Sims Hall
7:30 PM

Pride Union is an undergraduate Queer organization, promoting safe queer spaces, and intersectional inclusion. Join us for our general meetings.

Thursday, October 18
Qolor Collective General Meeting
LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom Ave)
7:00 PM

Qolor Collective aims to create an active queer student of color community between the Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF campuses. Qolor Collective is dedicated to supporting students from marginalized racial backgrounds who also hold marginalized genders and sexualities by creating a space where they can find comfort, empowerment, and support each other academically, politically, and socially. For more information, contact

Saturday, October 20
Queer(ing) Airwaves: QTPoC Media Symposium
319 Sims Hall
10:00 AM

“Queer(ing) Airways” brings together Queer and Trans People of Color creators, activists, writers, podcast and video producers, and community members for a day to engage in conversations about the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race and working on new media.  For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu

10:00 - 11:00 AM Diamond Stylz of Marsha’s Plate: Black Trans Talk podcast

A comprehensive analysis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and biological sex. We will explore how the intersection and variety of these terms play out in our society to the detriment or advancement of our socio-economic lives.

11:15 - 12:15 PM Sir Knight, SU alumnus and host of BlackTransTV channel on YouTube

In this workshop led by Sir Knight with the assistance of Tashan Lovemore, the founders of BlackTransTV will discuss and explore the overall health benefits of self care and the beauty of self love.  As black men of the trans* experience they understand the importance that self care has for our overall well being. Both men have found refuge in learning how to love themselves and know that self-care is essential in our highly toxic world. It means showing up for yourself first. This workshop will provide methods such a journaling, mirror talk, affirmations, meditations and much more to help you learn to love and care for yourself better.

12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch

Conversation with Podcasters Nikeeta and Money:
“Writing, Producing, and Editing Your Own Podcast”

2:00 - 4:00 PM Live recording of Queer WoC: The Podcast with Nikeeta and Money

“QueerWOC: The Podcast” started as a Tumblr page and has grown into a community space for Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer and Trans women of color. Money - a Family Therapist by day and lewd lesbian by night - and Nikeeta - a community organizer who loves Luther Vandross - host this biweekly podcast celebrating the lives, loves, and laughs of queer women of color. The podcast highlights a queer woman of the week, shares healing practices from Money’s therapy bag, and explores social justice terminology with Nikeeta. Oh, and of course their hilarious dating chronicles too!

5:00 - 7:00 PM Closed QTPoC Networking Social at Sugar Magnolia Bistro in Armory Square.    Co-hosted by Black Cuse Pride

Wednesday, October 24
The Divide: The Housing Crisis for LGBTQ+ Youth
408 Newhouse 1
3:00 PM

The LGBTQ Youth Housing program from the Q Center at ACR Health will give an educational talk about the realities of LBGTQ+ homelessness in Syracuse and as a national epidemic, as well as local resources combating the issue.

Wednesday, October 24
Embody Meeting
228B Schine Student Center
6:00 PM

A closed discussion group for people who identify as trans, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, & gender questioning. Co-hosted by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Cultural Center, and Slutzker Center for International Services. For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu

Wednesday, October 24
Pride Union General Meeting
331 Sims Hall
7:30 PM

Pride Union is an undergraduate Queer organization, promoting safe queer spaces, and intersectional inclusion. Join us for our general meetings.

Thursday , October 25
Fusion Meeting
Disabilities Cultural Center (230 Schine Student Center)
6:00 PM

Fusion is a closed discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and asexual people of color.  Co-hosted by Office of Multicultural Affairs, Disability Cultural Center, and Slutzker Center for International Services. For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu

Thursday , October 25
Free STI Testing
LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom Ave)*
11:00 - 3:00 PM

In partnership with ACR Health and the Q Center of Syracuse, we will be offering free and confidential testing (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and a urine screen for gonorrhea and chlamydia). The first three tests are rapid, results and will be determined in 20 minutes. The urine screen can take anywhere from 5-10 business days for results due to sending it to a lab for processing and students will be contacted to deliver results. No appointments will be taken due to the need for privacy.

If this date/times do not work for you, you can also contact ACR Health and request an appointment by emailing them at Testing@ACRHealth.org or calling (800) 475-2430.

*Please contact us to make accessibility requests.

Friday, October 26
Rainbow Open House
LGBT Resource Center, 750 Ostrom Ave
4:00 - 7:00 PM

We invite all parents, family and friends to join us for casual and informative showcase of our center. Drop in for coffee and sweets. Staff will be on hand to talk with you about LGBTQIA+ life at Syracuse University. Being held for Family Weekend.

Saturday, October 27
Fright Night at the Fair with the LGBT RC
12:00 AM

Fright Nights at the Fair advises to “Never, ever come alone…” to CNY's largest and spookiest haunted attraction! Join other LGBTQ folk while you go through the five different haunted houses: The Revenge of “IT”, The Haunted Mansion, The Chainsaw Massacre, The Insane Asylum, and new this year Dead Pirates! Contact lgbt@syr.edu for ticket information.

Monday, October 29
Color Outside the Line: Queer Painting Party
LGBT Resource Center (750 Ostrom Ave)
6:00 PM

Spend some time with us coloring or painting images that celebrate LGBTQ and gender defiant folx. Coloring pages, canvases, paint, and other art supplies will be provided. Queer affirming  templates will be available! For more information or request accommodations, contact lgbtq@syr.edu.