Queer History Month 2019

Description of film with time and locationThe Last Black Man in San Francisco Screening

Sponsored by: English Department
10/9/2019                         6:00:00 PM                       DeTamble Auditorium (Tribble Hall)
Independent entertainment A24, in collaboration with Dr. L. Lamar Wilson in the Department of English will host a free screening of The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. Dr. Wilson will facilitate a Q&A following the film

Live Performance: “In Love with the Arrow Collar Man”

Sponsored by: Reynolda House Museum of American Art
10/11/2019 and 10/12/2019                              Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Reynolda hosts the first performances of Lance Ringel’s moving drama following its New York City premiere. In Love with the Arrow Collar Man celebrates the true story of twentieth-century illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and his life partner, the iconic model Charles Beach

T Time: A Gender Expansive Space

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/14/2019                       6:00:00 PM                       LGBTQ+ Center
T Time is an open caucus space for all students who identify as trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or other gender identities outside of cisgender men and women. It is also a space for students who may be questioning their gender identity or how they understand themselves in the context of gender. T Time sessions include dinner; RSVP is requested but not required.

Call 2 Conversation: “Dinner Rolls, Not Gender Roles” with the Women’s Center

Sponsored by: Women’s Center
10/15/2019                       5:30:00 PM                       The Hub
Experience a family-style meal as we deconstruct messages we received growing up around gender, sexuality, and expectations. Open to WFU students, faculty and staff of all genders. RSVP is requested

International Pronouns Day       

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/16/2019                       11:00 am – 1:00 pm           Benson 3rd Floor Rotunda
Drop by the Benson Rotunda any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to celebrate International Pronouns Day with us! We will have some fun activities and share information and best practices for sharing your pronouns. Plus, grab your free personal pronoun buttons

Power of Pronouns Workshop

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/16/2019                       1:00 – 2:00 pm                  Reynolda 301
The Power of Pronouns is a stand-alone workshop that focuses on the power asking for and correctly utilizing pronouns has in respecting others and the impact that creating space for respectful use of pronouns has on creating an inclusive environment. Participants will review promising practices related to sharing pronouns in a variety of spheres and will have the opportunity to practice including pronouns in introductions, asking others about their pronouns, and more! Registration is requested but not required

Trans Studies in Process: Scholars Interpret Trans Language, Identity, and Archives

Sponsored by: WGSS
10/16/19                          3:30:00 PM              Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium (404)
This event will be a panel featuring presentations by four faculty members from Wake Forest and UNCSA: Mir Yarfitz: Celebrity Pickpockets “Dressed As Women” in Early Twentieth Century Buenos Aires: What was Trans before “Transgender”?; Rachel Corbman: “Gay Power is Trans History: A 1970 interview with Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera”; Anson Koch-Rein (UNCSA): “As a Trrrans Woman”: Transgender Rhetorics and Linguistic Affect on YouTube; and Will Mosley: Marsha’s Plate: Black Trans Talk: Podcast of Radical and “Diviiine” Intervention. It will be moderated by Kristina Gupta, WGSS. All are welcome

Call 2 Conversation: Exploring Allyship

10/16/2019                       5:30 – 7:00 pm        Reynolda 230 (OPCD Conference Room)
Join for a seated dinner and moderated conversation inspired by questions of exploring allyship – what does it mean and feel like to show up for others, and to have others show up for you? All are welcome; registration is requested. For additional information about Wake Forest’s movement to spark more meaningful conversation, please visit c2c.wfu.edu/campus

C3: Special Guest, Kwame Anthony Appiah

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/17/2019                       3:30 – 4:30 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
For this week’s C3: Building Community Over Coffee and Conversation, we welcome Kwame Anthony Appiah, a British-Ghanaian philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He will be on campus speaking on themes from his book, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity; some of his writing touches on his experience growing up as a mixed-race gay man in Ghana. Drop in for a chance to connect with him before his keynote address in Wait Chapel

Lavender Menace

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/17/2019                       6:00 PM                            LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Lavender Menace invites WFU students who have a sexual or romantic attraction to women to connect and be in community with one another. Lavender Menace is a trans friendly space. Dinner will be provided. RSVP is requested but not required.

Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights

Sponsored by: Reynolda House Museum of American Art
10/17/2019                       4:30 – 8:00 pm                Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Enjoy evening hours at the Museum on these relaxed nights with cash bar. On October 17, the Golden Age of Illustration meets the Golden Age of Advertising when we join in conversation to explore the convergence of art and consumerism. UNCSA’s Jazz Ensemble will be performing Leyendecker-era music throughout the evening. Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights is presented by Macy’s.

Ask Jasper

10/18/2019                       2:00 – 3:30 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Do you have questions about the intersections of mental health and LGBTQ+ experiences? Want to talk with a professional about supporting someone questioning their gender? Looking for generally great advice from a trustworthy source? Ask Jasper is your answer! Jasper Privat is currently serving as a doctoral intern for the University Counseling Center and is a rad professional focusing their work on supporting queer and trans folks. They will be in the LGBTQ+ Center every other Friday offering drop in support and conversation; plus, there will be snacks! All are welcome; drop in anytime

Walk with WFU in the Pride Parade

Sponsored by: The Office of the Dean of Students and the LGBTQ+ Center
10/19/2019                       10:15 am – 12:30 pm          Downtown Winston-Salem
For the first time in several years, the Pride Winston-Salem parade and festival will not fall over fall break, and we hope to see a ton of our WFU community out celebrating by walking with our float in the Pride parade! ALL are welcome to don their WFU spirit gear, accent with plenty of rainbows, and join for a fun Saturday downtown! Register to receive additional information.

Bi the Way

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/21/2019                       5:00:00 PM                       LGBTQ+ Center
Bi the Way is a caucus space for students who identity as (or think they may!) bisexual, pansexual, queer, or another non-monosexual identity in terms of their romantic and/or sexual orientation. Each Bi the Way session includes conversation and activities over dinner. RSVP is requested but not required.
 
Rainbow Yoga
Sponsored by: Student Union
10/21/2019              6:30 – 8:00 pm                  Benson 410
Celebrate Queer History Month with Student Union! They will be hosting Lana Skrypnyk of Healing Vibes by Lana for a Rainbow Yoga session. Experience the power of self-love and self-discovery through a unique transformational yoga approach. Participants will move through a body-positive, mental health focused flow for all levels and abilities to help you bring out your own potential and attract the energy you need. Build community, be yourself, and find safe space and healing, while practicing life-affirming yoga with Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, Trans, bigger bodied folks, allies, and those who may otherwise not feel comfortable in traditional yoga class settings. Registration is requested; the first ten people to register will receive a free yoga mat to keep! Yoga materials will be provided

Quench: Then and Now – Law and Policy Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/22/2019                       12:00 – 1:00 pm                LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Join the LGBTQ+ Center for Quench: Queer Content @ Lunch – a monthly program where you bring your lunch, we will provide content and dessert! Each session will feature a deeper-dive educational experience regarding various aspects of LGBTQ experiences and action steps for building more inclusive communities for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  It’s a great opportunity to Quench your thirst for knowledge and build community with others. This month, in collaboration with Queer History Month, this Quench will examine major pieces of legislation and policy that have impacted the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and discuss current policy matters. Registration is requested but not required.

Brave Space: Queer + Christian

Sponsored by: Episcopal Student Fellowship, Campus Ministry Office
10/22/2019                       7:00 PM                    North Star LGBTQ Center
Be out as LGBTQIA+ and as a person of faith, in the same space. Brave Space is a third space to be queer and a person of faith. For those seeking healing from harmful theology and those who seek the love and belonging of the Beloved. “You are wonderfully made!”

LGBT Experiences and the Law: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Lawyers in the Workplace

Sponsored by: OUTLaw
10/23/2019                       12:00:00 PM                      Worrell 1101
OUTLaw presents “LGBT Experiences and the Law: A Panel Discussion on LGBT Lawyers in the Workplace.” OUTLaw is a student organization that supports LGBT and allied students at Wake Forest Law. Please join us as our panel of LGBT attorneys, including Judge John Arrowood of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, discuss their wide variety of experiences in the workplace and explore how attitudes toward LGBT attorneys in the workplace has changed over time

Lavender Menace: Special Queer History Month Edition

Sponsored by: Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Center
10/23/2019                       5:00 pm                           Women’s Center (Benson 314)
Lavender Menace is an LGBTQ+ Center identity space created for women who have a sexual or romantic attraction to women to come together in community with one another. It is a trans friendly space and invites in all who identify as women and have some level of attraction to women. This special edition of Lavender Menace invites ALL WFU women (including faculty, staff, and graduate students) who are attracted to women to come together over dinner and conversation. The program will dive into exploring the intersections of feminism and queer womens’ experiences. Registration appreciated but not required

Born This Way: Gay and Lesbian in Cameroon Screening

Sponsored by: Department of French Studies
10/23/2019                       7:00:00 PM                       ZRS Auditorium (404)
This event will entail a screening of Born This Way: Gay and Lesbian in Cameroon, a 2013 documentary chronicling the lives of queer people living in Africa. The screening will be organized and advertised by the Department of French Studies; it will also be included as part of the Dept.’s annual film series. The entire campus community will be invited to attend the screening. Students who attend the event will be given a guided worksheet in English (or French for students in French courses). There will also be a brief moderated conversation following the film

C3: Queer Life + Greek Life

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/24/2019                       3:00 – 4:00 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Can you be gay and in a fraternity? Are there any bisexual women in sororities? What if a trans person is interested in joining Greek life? Come get answers to these questions and many more at our weekly C3: Building Community over Coffee and Conversation program – this week’s topic focusing on the intersections of LGBTQ+ experiences and experiences in fraternities and sororities. All are welcome; drop in any time; snacks will be served

Queer and Trans Campus Consortium

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/24/2019                       4:00 – 5:00 pm                  Green Room, Reynolda Hall
The Queer and Trans Campus Consortium works to bridge the gap and build community among all LGBTQ+ members of the WFU community – students, faculty, and staff. The Consortium provides space for building networks, finding mentors, and sharing experiences in collectively. All LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and students are invited to join for great conversation over desserts RSVP is requested but not required.

Queer First Year

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/24/2019                       6:00:00 PM                       LGBTQ+  Center
Calling all LGBTQ+ first year students! Join the LGBTQ+ Center for Queer First Year – a caucus space just for LGBTQ+ and questioning first year Deacs. Queer First Year meets biweekly throughout the fall semester; each meeting includes dinner and community building. RSVP is requested by not required

Classics Beyond Whiteness: Zora Neale Hurston

Sponsored by: Classics
10/25/2019                       3:30 pm                           DeTamble (Tribble Hall)
As part of its Classics Beyond Whiteness series, the Department of Classics will host Dean of Advising Ashley Hairston for a talk about his research on how the work of Zora Neale Hurston connects to Classics. His talk will be titled “Watching Whose God(s), Exactly?: Classical Influences in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston.

Church Sin: Unpacking Church Hurt Through Hip-Hop

Sponsored by: The Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership (School of Divinity)
10/28/2019                       6:00:00 PM                       ZSR Auditorium
Join hip-hop artist and baptist minister, Rev. Demi “Day” McCoy, for a screening and panel discussion of Day’s newest music video and song, SIN. Throughout the evening, we will explore the topic of “church hurt” as it relates to common trauma’s perpetuated by Christian churches in the United States. Food will be served.

Oral History Presentations: Queer Public Histories

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/29/2019                       2:00:00 PM                       DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall
Students from Dr. Angela Mazaris’s Queer Public Histories class will do a work-in-progress presentation of the stories they have collected so far from the Winson Salem LGBTQ History Project.

Painting with Pride: Wellbeing Wednesday

Sponsored by: Office of Wellbeing
10/30/2019                       4:00:00 PM              Wellbeing Center Seminar Room A330
Painting with Pride will be an event open to all WFU students, faculty, and staff in which participants can drop-in/stay as long as they’d like between the 4-6 pm block to paint on a canvas anything that they would like in celebration of Queer History Month. The Office of Wellbeing will provide all materials for the event.

C3: Boo! Queer History Month is Over

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/31/2019                       3:00 – 4:00 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
For our final C3: Build Community over Coffee and Conversation, drop in to the LGBTQ+ Center to share your thoughts, feedback, and reflections after this incredible month of Queer programming. Additionally, since it is Halloween, costumes are welcome, and there are sure to be a few fun activities and sweet treats! All are welcome; drop in any time; snacks will be served.

LGBTQ Experiences and Voices Display

Sponsored by: Z. Smith Reynolds Library
All month                                                                Library Entry Cases
When you visit the Library during October, make sure to stop in the entryway and check out the LGBTQ Experiences and Voices display. This curated display will uplift and celebrate LGBTQ themed fiction and non-fiction works and the work of LGBTQ+ authors. Books are available for checkout through contacting the Circulation Desk.

Exhibition: J.C. Leyendecker and the Golden Age of American Illustration

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
All month long, Tuesdays – Saturdays
One of the most prolific and sought-after artists of the golden age of American illustration, Joseph Christian Leyendecker captivated the public with striking images and fashionable depictions of handsome men and glamorous women. His partner, Charles Beach, was his muse and model.

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CommmUNITY Fair 3-5 pm October 1CommUNITY Fair

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/1/2019                         3:00 – 5:00 pm                  Manchester Plaza (*Benson 410)
Kick off Queer History Month 2019 at our inaugural CommUNITY Fair! This is an event you don’t want to miss – campus and community partners will be there with activities and resources, plus food, creative fun, pups to pet, and first access to our newest batch of Love is Love t-shirts! Drop by any time to kick off Queer History Month with us!

Queer + Latinx Display

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/1/2019 – 10/4/2019                                              Benson Rotunda
Queer Latinx Icons is a poster display that will be up in the Benson Rotunda from September 9 – October 4 in recognition of the intersection between Latinx Heritage Month and Queer History Month.

C3 on Queer Latinx experiences featuring One Day at a TimeC3: Queer + Latinx: A Case Study featuring One Day at a Time

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/3/2019                         3:00 – 4:00 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Part of our weekly C3: Building Community over Coffee and Conversation series, this week’s topic will discuss the intersection of experiences for people who identify as LGBTQ+ and Latinx. We will use Netflix’s hit show One Day at a Time for a case study to frame our conversation; no prior knowledge of LGBTQ+ experiences or the show is required. All are welcome.

Queer First Year

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/3/2019                         6:00:00 PM                       LGBTQ+  Center
Calling all LGBTQ+ first year students! Join the LGBTQ+ Center for Queer First Year – a caucus space just for LGBTQ+ and questioning first year Deacs. Queer First Year meets biweekly throughout the fall semester; each meeting includes dinner and community building. RSVP is requested but not required

Proper Pronouns Screening

Sponsored by: LGBTQ Center & Out at the Movies
10/3/2019                         6:45 PM                            Byrum Welcome Center
Of 30 transgender, ordained ministers in the United States, six are in North Carolina. They all battle narrow-mindedness within the religious community, their families, and NC natives. In order to live their authentic selves, some have thrown their loved ones into personal identity crises. They preach bravely despite the danger they face as transgender persons living in the South. As transgender ministers, they also navigate their way through local, state, and national governing bodies who decide what it means to be a human being. Their journeys have challenged the filmmakers to re-evaluate their own religious beliefs. (Proper Pronouns is being screened as a work in progress.) Q & A with Meg Daniels, Dawn Flynn, Liam Hooper, Debra Hopkins and Mykal Shannon, moderated by Angela Mazaris. Reception to follow screening; all are welcome.

Ask Jasper                           

Sponsored by: University Counseling Center and LGBTQ+ Center
10/4/2019                         2:00 – 3:30 pm                  LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Do you have questions about the intersections of mental health and LGBTQ+ experiences? Want to talk with a professional about supporting someone questioning their gender? Looking for generally great advice from a trustworthy source? Ask Jasper is your answer! Jasper Privat is currently serving as a doctoral intern for the University Counseling Center and is a rad professional focusing their work on supporting queer and trans folks. They will be in the LGBTQ+ Center every other Friday offering drop in support and conversation; plus, there will be snacks! All are welcome; drop in anytime

5B Screening and Opening Reception for Out at the Movies

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center, Out at the Movies
10/4/2019                         7:00:00 PM                       Byrum Welcome Center
At the heart of the HIV/AIDS crisis and widespread hysteria, a single number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients. The unit’s nurses’ emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being was a small miracle amid a devastating crisis and the ensuing panic about risk and infection. There will be a Q&A to follow moderated by Dr. Sam Pegram; he will be joined by film subjects Guy Vandeberg and Steve Williams. A reception will follow. Admission is free for WFU faculty, staff, and students; $8 for non-WFU students, and $10 for the general public.

Cover Story: Gay Visual Culture in Mass Media, 1900–1967

Sponsored by: Reynolda House Museum of American Art
10/5/2019               9:30 am – 12:00 pm           Reynolda House Museum of American Art
A mini-symposium co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department and the LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University. Presentations include: Jennifer Greenhill, “J.C. Leyendecker’s Queer American Icons” and David K. Johnson, “How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement”. Free to attend, advance registration encouraged.

Centering LGBTQ Voices Worship Service

10/8/2019                         11:00 am                          Davis Chapel, Wingate Hall
Sponsored by Kaleidoscope, School of Divinity
This worship service celebrating the diversity of human identities and affirming the unique gifts of LGBTQ persons will be designed and led by Kaleidoscope, the School of Divinity’s student organization for LGBTQ community, advocacy, and education, in conjunction with the Office of Spiritual Life.      The service will center LGBTQ voices, affirm the theological value of LGBTQ persons and their gifts, acknowledge faith communities’ roles in the oppression and deaths of LGBTQ people, and envision faith communities as sanctuary for LGBTQ people

QTPOC Connections

Sponsored by: LGBTQ+ Center
10/8/2019                         6:30:00 PM                       LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311)
Enjoy dinner and community in the LGBTQ+ Center (Benson 311); all WFU QTSOC (queer and trans students of color) are welcome. QTPOC connections is a caucus space for students of color who identity as (or think they might!) part of the LGBTQ+ community. RSVP is requested but not required.