Queer History Month

Each October, the WFU LGBTQ+ Center recognizes and celebrates Queer History Month (QHM). For us, QHM reflects upon and learns from the past while also uplifting the idea that we are constantly creating our own histories as individuals, collectives, and communities. Plus, June, which is celebrated as Pride month, is a tough time to come together in community since it is during the summer!

Queer History Month 2020

Queer History Month calendar of events - all events listed belo

 

Flyer for QTPOC Connections identity space, with more information below and on identity space page
QTPOC Connections
Monday, October 19, 6:30-7:30 pm, Zoom

QTPOConnections is a virtual identity space designed as a community building space for LGBTQ+ and questioning students of color. The space is student only (undergraduate and graduate students welcome) and welcomes all who identify as QTPOC.

Complete the Identity Space registration to receive the Zoom link. 

Announcement of DEAC Allies LGBTQ+ 101 fall workshops, information below
D.E.A.C. Allies: LGBTQ+ 101
Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. LGBTQ 101+ is the first workshop in the current series and will offer a general introduction into the LGBTQ+ community, including expanding and questioning assumptions, discussing terminology, and analyzing the experiences of LGBTQ people within our communities.

Register for the workshop on the PDC to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer for Taking PRIDE in your Business event described in text below

Taking PRIDE in Your Business
Tuesday, October 20, 12:45 – 1:45 pm, Virtual

Jon Spivey, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Digital Risk Solutions will share with alums, students, and campus partners ways to create and embrace a more inclusive work environment. Registration is requested. This event is hosted by the WFU School of Business.

International Pronouns Day Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, October 21, all day, virtual

International Pronouns Day celebrates the importance of asking what pronouns folks use and using the pronouns individuals define for themselves as a way to be respectful and inclusive. Check out the LGBTQ+ Center’s social media to get started on a fun online scavenger hunt to learn more about pronouns — and have a chance to win some great prizes!

Qnnections: Queer History at WFU
Thursday, October 22, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Zoom

Qnnections is a weekly space hosted by students for students, with a new topic each week. This week our Qnnections facilitators will be talking all things LGBTQ+ history at WFU – drop in for a fun opportunity to discover where we have been and be a part of where we are going! All students welcome.

RSVP to receive the link to join. 

Flyer for Name Change event, information in text below
Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic
Saturday, October 24, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, virtual

This event will provide virtual guidance to the local LGBTQ+ community regarding name and gender marker change services in NC. A supervising attorney will explain those processes under NC law, and then we will have breakout rooms with law students and community members. The law students, with the assistance of the supervising attorney, will further explain the law regarding name changes and gender marker changes. This event is hosted by OUTLaw at the WFU School of Law.

Register to receive the link. 

LGBTQ Abroad
Monday, October 26, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Zoom

A study abroad advisor will share LGBTQ resources for study abroad including highlighted programs in LGBTQ friendly countries, scholarships, and websites to research country climate. We invite both study abroad alumni and students looking to go abroad to join us for a discussion and Q&A after the presentation This event is hosted by the Center For Global Programs and Studies.

50B Call to Action
Tuesday, October 27, all day, social media (Safe Office)

In NC, 50b civil domestic violence protective orders are only accessible to folks in heteronormative relationships and/or to those in relationships who have previously or currently do live together. For many queer folks and folks in queer relationships, this means they are only able to file for 50c restraining orders, which are much less enforceable and offer little legal protection for those in unsafe situations. Check out this social media campaign to get action steps for contacting NC representatives to advocate for more inclusive protective order accessibility for survivors. This event is hosted by the Safe Office.

D.E.A.C Allies: The Gender Binary and Beyond
Tuesday, October 27, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the current series and will center on gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and analyzing the myriad ways individuals may experience gender. Participants will develop skills for ensuring spaces and practices are inclusive for people of all genders.

Register on the PDC to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer discussing T Time identity space with dates and times, more info on identity space page

T Time
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom

T-Time is a virtual identity space for all WFU students who identify as trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or other gender identities (outside of cisgender men and women), and for students who may be questioning their gender identity or how they understand themselves within the context of gender. All students, undergraduate and graduate, who identify as such are invited to join in this community building space.

Complete the Identity Space registration to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer for Fall 2020 Queer First Year, information available below or on identity space page
Queer First Year
Wednesday, October 28, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Zoom

LGBTQ+ and questioning first-year WFU students are invited to our QFY identity space – an opportunity to build community, get to know classmates, explore LGBTQ+ life at WFU, and much more!

Complete the Identity Space registration to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer for Qnecctions event with a person of color saying no, event described below

Qnnections: Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Thursday, October 29, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Zoom

Qnnections is a weekly space hosted by students for students, with a new topic each week. Boundaries are key for healthy relationships of all types, but sometimes setting and enforcing them isn’t the easiest task. Drop in to explore an important but often challenging topic with our student facilitators. All students welcome.

RSVP to receive the link to join. 

Announcement of DEAC Allies Skill Development and Practice Workshops, information below.
D.E.A.C. Allies: Skill Development + Practice
Friday, October 30, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. This is the third workshop in the series and will focus on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more.

Register on the PDC to receive the Zoom link. 

LGBTQ + STEM Meet-Up
TBD

LGBTQ+ folks find their academic homes across all of the disciplines, including the STEM fields — however, connecting is not always easy. Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students interested in, studying, and/or working in the STEM fields are invited to join – be on the lookout for additional information!

DVAM + LGBTQ Display
All month, ZSR Library

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Queer History Month. In honor of both, this exhibit will showcase books that focus on queer experiences in the context of interpersonal violence and survivorship. Queer voices and stories are often left out of narratives about domestic violence awareness; this exhibit seeks to draw attention to these stories in trauma informed ways and provide resources and information for those seeking support,. This display is hosted by the Safe Office.

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Flyer for Lavender Menace Qnnections event described below, with two people holding hands

Qnnections: Lavender Menace
Thursday, October 1, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Zoom

Qnnections is a weekly space hosted by students for students, with a new topic each week. This week’s conversation calls all women who are romantically and/or sexually attracted to other women, no matter what label you use, together to talk community building, shared experiences, and more.

Flyer for QTPOC Connections identity space, with more information below and on identity space page

QTPOC Connections
Monday, October 5, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom

QTPOConnections is a virtual identity space designed as a community building space for LGBTQ+ and questioning students of color. The space is student only (undergraduate and graduate students welcome) and welcomes all who identify as QTPOC.

Flyer for Queer + Latinx DEAC Allies event described below

D.E.A.C. Allies Special Topics: Queer + Latinx
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. This Special Topic session will explore the topic of Queer + Latinx Experiences and is offered in collaboration with Latinx Heritage Month and Queer History Month.

Flyer describing Qnnections (info below) with an image of a lit candle

Qnnections: Q-Tips: Self-Care During a Pandemic
Thursday, October 8, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Qnnections is a weekly space hosted by students for students, with a new topic each week. This week’s session will explore self-care practices in the context of the pandemic and discuss ways to care for yourself and your community. All students are welcome.

D.E.A.C Allies: Skill Development + Practice
Tuesday, October 13, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. This is the third workshop in the series and will focus on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more.

Register on the PDC to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer discussing T Time identity space with dates and times, more info on identity space page
T Time
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom

T-Time is a virtual identity space for all WFU students who identify as trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or other gender identities (outside of cisgender men and women), and for students who may be questioning their gender identity or how they understand themselves within the context of gender. All students, undergraduate and graduate, who identify as such are invited to join in this community building space.

Complete the Identity Space registration to receive the Zoom link. 

Flyer for My Shelf to Yours event, information in text below
My Shelf to Yours: Queer History Month Edition
Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 pm

This event allows individuals to select a book by an LGBTQ+ Latinx author. The carefully curated collection will feature a wide range of genres. Limited spots available. Registration required. This event will be hosted by the Intercultural Center.

CommUNITY Tie-Dye
Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Davis Field Tent A

Drop by and join the LGBTQ+ Center for a fun afternoon of crafts, snacks, and community. Grab a free, organic cotton mask and make it your own with tie-dye, leave your mark in our community art project, and grab LGBTQ+ Center swag!

Flyer describing Qnnections (info below) with a rainbow and sign saying Trans Rights are Human Rights
Qnnections: LGBTQ+ Advocacy
Thursday, October 15, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Zoom

Qnnections is a weekly space hosted by students for students, with a new topic each week. This week’s topic is an awesome overview of LGBTQ+ related advocacy topics, current actions, and ways anyone can use their voice and power to create a more inclusive world for all. All students are welcome.

RSVP to receive the link to join. 

Flyer describing On the Other Side of the Closet Door event (info below) with a Deacon mascot coming out of a door

On the Other Side of the Closet Door
Thursday, October 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Zoom

Please join the LGBTQ+ Center via Zoom on Thursday October 15th from 7-8pm for a private conversation about being in the closet, and coming out. Being in the closet can be scary and hard, and we are here for you. This discussion is open to any and all individuals who may identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. You are not alone! You will hear the voices and experiences of fellow students, counselors, and representatives of the LGBTQ+ Center. Again, DISCLOSURE OF YOUR IDENTITY IS NOT REQUIRED.

To sign up, please fill out this google form and provide your WFU email address. This is a necessary step to ensure the security of the Zoom discussion, and better protect the identities of participants. Your information will not be shared publicly in any way.

During the event, you will be welcome but not required to participate in the discussion. We are also taking the following steps to ensure your privacy during the Zoom call: 1) You may change your Zoom name BEFORE joining the discussion to first name or initials only; 2) You may leave your camera and microphone off; 3)Emails provided via the google form will ONLY be seen by Dr. AJ Mazaris (Director of the LGBTQ+ Center), and used to send out a Zoom link invitation. They will not be shared with anyone else. This is a safe space. You’re not alone. We’re here for you!

D.E.A.C Allies: Skill Development + Practice
Friday, October 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Zoom

D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills related to gender identity and sexual orientation. This is the third workshop in the series and will focus on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more.

Register for the workshop on the PDC to receive the Zoom link. 

Queer History Month 2019

Queer History Month calendar 2019

Check out a selection of the events from QHM 2019 below. Want to see the full listing? Click here.

CommmUNITY Fair 3-5 pm October 1
Flyer for Rainbow Yoga held October 2019 hosted by Student Union
Announcement of Film Screening for the Last Black Man in San Francisco held October 4, 2019
Flyer for Examining Allyship Call to Conversation held October 2019
Flyer for Trans Studies Panel held October 2019 as part of Queer History Month
Flyer for Dinner Rolls not Gender Roles Call to Conversation held October 2019

Queer History Month 2018

Queer History Month 2018 Calendar