On March 25th from 3-5pm join us in the LGBTQ Resource Center (SUMC Room 404-O) for Real Talk: Men Who Have Sex With Men (Part II) with Dr. Tadd Pace from the UA College of Nursing, Wendell Hicks, Miss Jai Smith, and Abe Varelas from Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, and Miguel Soto from the Pima County Health Department as we discuss sex positivity and learn from one another about our triumphs and fears when it comes to sex.
Join us on the mall as Pride Alliance celebrates Transgender Day of Visibility. There will be both interactive and educational activities as you learn about transgender people, how to engage in supportive ally work, and interesting histories that you may not have known!
As a celebration of the Transgender Day of Visibility, Michael Woodward will be reading from his contributions to the book "Manning Up," a collection by transmen about transmen. This event will take place at the LGBTQ Resource Center on March 31st at 6:30pm. There will also be free food.
Heather Severson, a writing tutor from the UA Writing Skills Improvement Program, is standing by to help you with your writing needs at the LGBTQ Resource Center’s Walk-In Tutoring Sessions. Graduate and undergraduate students; all disciplines; and all writing projects welcome. No appointment necessary!
The workshops will happen on Tuesday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 7th from 10-11am
Join our faculty fellow Dr. Galarte as he leads a discussion focused on non-binary gender expression at the LGBTQ Resource Center on April 1st at 12pm. We will touch on the topics of how non-binary folks express their gender, the masculinization of androgyny, the "transition narrative", and others. All people of all gender identities and expressions welcome! FREE bagels and coffee!
It's that time of year again where we team up with Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation to bring you Free HIV Testing in a little event we call Status Update. This event will take place Testing will occur in 20 minute intervals from (. Don't miss out on this opportunity! for example: , , and 10:40-11:00). All you have to do is email your top 3 time slots to email@example.com. It is super easy, private, confidential, and your name or information will not be used for any reason other than scheduling/confirming your appointment. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Are you graduating this May (or December 2015)? Do you want to participate in a graduation ceremony for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual or allied? Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students to show their fabulous wildcat pride!
Be recognized for your academic efforts and achievements at the 8th annual Rainbow Graduation on Friday, May 8th at 6pm in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union. Graduateswill receive rainbow cords, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a catered reception following the ceremony.
If you would like to participate, please email all of the following information to us at:firstname.lastname@example.org by April 24th @ noon:
1. Your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate
3. Graduating degree
4. Career goal(s)
5. Your favorite quote
6. Electronic picture of yourself
This information will be included as part of a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown as you are recognized during the ceremony.
7. The name, email address, and phone number of your presenter:
As a graduating student, we ask that you please select someone who will present you at the ceremony. The person you select will have 30 seconds to say a few words about you. This person could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose.
Please RSVP to us at email@example.com byApril 24, 2015 @ noon (or sooner if you can)! Please make sure to include all of the requested information!
Here are all the details for the event:
Rainbow Graduation 2015:
The 8th Annual LGBTQA & Allied GraduationCelebration
Friday, May 8th, 2015
Gallagher Theater, Student Union, 1303 E. University
This festive and intimate end-of-the-year celebration will provide personal recognition of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual (LGBTQA) and allied seniors, as well as graduating graduate school and professional school students at The University of Arizona. Each graduate will receive a rainbow cord and certificate of honor, and a catered reception will follow the ceremony. You must register by April 24th to participate.
We look forward to honoring you in May!
-The Rainbow Graduation Planning Committee
LGBTQ Affairs and WEB are bringing you an evening with Laverne Cox, trans superstar from the show "Orange is the New Black" and all-around amazing person. The event will take place in the SUMC Grand Ballroom on Monday, May 4th at 7pm (but doors open at 6pm). The event is Free with a Catcard and $20 at the door for the public.
LGBTQ Affairs provides support groups to people who need some support in their lives. Those include:
LGBTQA+ Support Group
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm in the SUMC Room 412 (4th Floor Conference Room)
This is a safe space for UA students, faculty, and staff to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQA+ and Allied community.
Gender Spectrum Support Group
Mondays 3-4pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner
This is a support, therapy, and education group for UA students dealing with gender identity, gender dysphoria, and issues related to gender. There is a $5 a week charge, that can be billed to Bursar's
QPOC and Two-Spirit Discussion Group
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in Nugent Room 203
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
BICAS is pleased to invite UA students and faculty to "Ride & Wrench" on . Ride & Wrench is a brand new way for the UA community to connect with BICAS WTF Workshop.
BICAS WTF Workshop is a weekly workshop for people who identify as women, girls, transgender, trans*, genderqueer, femme, &/or feminine to learn and practice bicycle mechanics.
We are excited to offer this fun & FREE opportunity for UA students and faculty who identify as women, trans*, &/or femme to enjoy a leisurely bike ride lead by BICAS staff, a welcome tour and refreshments at BICAS' WTF Workshop, and a short demonstration on a basic bicycle repair topic.
You may register for either date online at: bicas.org/wtf-wrench-ride/
Meeting Place: Women's Plaza of Honor
Tucson's Community Take Back the Night is Wednesday April 8th!
MARCH! Bring your walking shoes and channel your inner activist!!! Poster making, speakers, flash mob rehearsal! Sam Lena Library 1607 S 6th at 4pm!
Youth Rally! For our young protesters! Poster making, speakers, flash mob rehearsal! Armory Park at 4:30pm!
Survivor Speak Out and Main Event! We will then converge on Hotel Congress at 6pm to Take Back the Night! Speakers and performers include: Monica Jones, Natalie Nguyen, Flight School, Kristen Nelson, Fluxx Dance, Esperanza Dance, and more!
ASL and simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available!
Dillard’s Professional Dress Fashion Show
Sunday, March 29th, 10:30am to 12:30
Tucson Mall @ 4500 N. Oracle Rd.
Just before UA’s big Spring Career Fair (March 31 & April 1), Dillard’s is opening up the runway and hosting this Dress for Success Professional Dress Fashion Show. Join in the fun!
· Free breakfast
· Fashion show focused on Professional Dress
· Clinique make-up tutorials
· Raffles for gift baskets featuring fragrances and
· Giveaways from the trendiest brands such as Michael Kors, Sam Edelman, Gianni Bini and Antonio Melani
Limited seating available...You must register to attend. Sign up TODAY at http://arizona-csm.symplicity.
Event sponsored by UA Career Services and the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing
Are you interested in working with non-profits? Do you want to make a big impact on our campus and community? It is with great excitement that we release our first director application this afternoon! If you are interested in applying for the position of Executive Director for VolunteerUA, it is out now! The application is due Thursday, March 26th at 5pm. You can access it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Please feel free to contact Tatum Hammond, Administrative Vice President Elect, with any questions, comments or concerns.
Alumni, friends, and family of Dr. Donna Swaim have created an endowment to honor her academic influence and mentorship during her prestigious career at The University of Arizona. Dr. Swaim believes that students who travel abroad with faculty will not only benefit academically, but will also perceive their faculty as more approachable and accessible, resulting in stronger student-faculty relationships.
A committee from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management / Academic Initiatives and Student Success will select two (2) recipients of the Donna Swaim Travel Abroad Scholarship. Each recipient will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.
For more information see: /sites/lgbtq.arizona.edu/files/Donna%20Swaim%20Travel%20Scholarship%20Infomation.pdf
This year again PFLAG Tucson will be awarding several $1,000 LGBT scholarships in the name Gene Moore, our past president, and one $1,000 scholarship in the name of Art and Mark Woodland. These scholarships will go to southern Arizona high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students to attend an institution of higher education, wherever that may be.
This year's application materials are now available on PFLAG Tucson’s website at http://www.pflagtucson.org/
scholarships. For further information you may also contact PFLAG at 520-360-3795, firstname.lastname@example.org, P.O. Box 36264, Tucson, AZ 85740. The application deadline is March 31, 2015, and we will make our award decisions in mid-April, to be followed by our awards reception on May 6 at the Ward VI City Council Offices.
his scholarship honors the life and work of Monique Wittig, French novelist, poet and locial theorist. Wittig was a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson from 1990 to 2003. First published as a novelist, Wittig’s fiction revolutionized French literature. Mary McCarthy called her “the best writer anywhere of her generation.” Wittig’s fiction, as well as theoretical writing, has had a fundamental and worldwide impact upon feminist theory and lesbian and gay theory.
In honor of Wittig, the Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship will foster innovation in literary forms and the connection between politics and language. It will allow University of Arizona graduate and undergraduate students to allocate more time to their writing.
This scholarship is open to writers in all fields including literature, film, theater, poetry, essays and new/mixed media. The winner will be expected to present from the work in progress at the awards ceremony toward the end of the spring 2014 semester.
Applications should include the application form (here) and a cover letter indicating how the student’s work addresses the political and artistic goals of the scholarship, and how the project relates to the student’s other work, and where possible, the work of Monique Wittig. It should also include a writing sample (or other artistic sample) from the project that will be helped by the award, and a plan that demonstrates how the scholarship will aid the student in completing his/her project.
1) Completed Application Form
2) Cover Letter
3) Writing Sample from your project—8-18 pages (if prose, double-spaced)
4) A plan on how this scholarship will facilitate the completion of your project
5) Compile all the components of the application into one PDF, with a file format = last name of the applicant.PDF (e.g., smith.PDF)
Applications due April 1, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
Submit applications via email to Professor Sandra Soto at email@example.com.
Direct questions to: Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship
Gender & Women’s Studies Department
Leigh Spencer, Program Coordinator
It’s official – Acts of Greatness‘s new LGBTQ youth magazine is ready to accept submissions!
Greatness magazine will showcase the freshest art and writing by, for, and about LGBTQ youth. The magazine invites youth (up to age 23) from around the world who identify as LGBTQ to write and create art about the world they see around them: their dreams, their activism, their work, their worries, their interests, and their humor.
We welcome all kinds of artwork and writing: nonfiction, essays, memoir, poetry, short stories, travelogue, flash-fiction, advice, interviews or reviews (books, plays, TV shows, movies), photography, illustrations, etc. either by LGBTQ youth or about LGBTQ youth.
We ask that all submissions be in by March 31, 2015. This way we can distribute the magazine for May 2015.
Greatness will be available online at actsofgreatness.org.
The first 40 people who submit to Greatness will receive a free print of our cover (see above image)!
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing should be emailed as a Word attachment. Please also include a bio of up-to 150 words. We will consider one piece of prose (story, essay, memoir, review, etc.) at a time, and up to 3 poems.
We will also feature artwork by, about, and for LGBTQ youth. Please send samples or links to your online portfolio for us to consider it.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about what to submit. We’re happy to hear from you.
Dear Undergraduate Students,
You are invited to participate in a survey that is being conducting for a research project on college stress within emerging adults. Your participation will involve completing a survey about your experience transitioning to college. You must be in your first two years of college, at least 18 years old and legally responsible for yourself to complete the survey.
This survey will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Once you finish, you can enter a drawing to win one of five $10 gift cards to Amazon.com. The drawing will take place .
This project has been approved by University of Arizona Human Subjects Protection Program (#1412594503). Participation in the research study is not required, and you may withdraw from the study at any time. Participation in this project is completely voluntary and responses will be kept confidential. Those who complete the survey will have the opportunity to be entered into the prize drawing, but personal information for the drawing will never be linked to your survey responses. Entries are limited to one entry per person and participation is void where prohibited by law.
For more information and to take the survey please click on or copy and paste the following link to your internet browser's address bar:
Questions about the survey?
We would like to thank you in advance for your participation.
The UCR LGBT Resource Center is pleased to announce the Second BlaqOUT Conference on April 10-11, 2015 @ University of California, Riverside.
We cordially invite all folks who self identify as Black/African American or of African Descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBTQ Spectrum, to apply to attend.
If you are an ally to our communities, we encourage you to attend the QPOC Conference on May 1-3, 2015 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The QPOC Conference is open to all individuals.
Through this conference, we hope to create safe and courageous spaces that foster the discussion of issues relevant to those who self identify as Black/African American or of African Communities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. Various Workshops, keynotes, and activities will be designed to unite our community and equip us with the resources necessary to face issues that affect us as marginalized individuals.
The workshop proposal form will be available online in January 2015.
The general application to attend will open online in February; please apply by March 28th, 2015.
Once you have been selected for the BlaqOUT Conference, you have until April 3, 2015 to pay registration fees or your spot will be given to another individual. Registration is $20 with a T-Shirt included in the registration fee. If you do not want a T-Shirt, Reduced Registration is $10.
Hey Baby | Art Against Sexual Violence is planning an upcoming art show series, starting April 24th to May to raise awareness of and bring about an end to sexual violence. We invite art, writing, performance, acts and actions that explore and excavate, the conditions or environments under which we/society allows, even prefers, undermining and dehumanizing people. This license, an unmarked threshold crossed by all of us under the pretense of expedience, competence and or merit, encourages and intoxicates us into thinking that human dignity is a luxury afforded only when the norms of systems and institutions are satisfied.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) seeking Executive Board members for 2015-16 school year
oSTEM is seek a few committed and passionate LGBT+/allied students to fill our executive board for next school year! Together, the e-board works to plan meetings and events that coincide with our organizational goal of encouraging greater LGBT+ leadership and visibility in STEM science fields. We are looking to hold elections for the following positions: President, VP of Administration, VP of Community, VP of Finance, VP of OUTreach, and general Executive Staff. General requirements and preferred qualifications are as follows:
(1) Be a current undergraduate/graduate student at the University of Arizona in good academic standing.
(2) Active participation during and attendance to bi-weekly executive board meetings
(3) Plan and execute bi-monthly general body meetings with intermediate social, professional development, and networking events.
(4) Assist in the set-up and cleaning up before/after and attendance at events/meetings
(5) Flexibility, works well in team settings, and has the ability to complete delegated tasks in a timely and appropriate manner.
(6) able to commit around 10 hours monthly to administering oSTEM and attending events/meetings
(1) Participation in oSTEM Executive Board retreat (the weekend before the start of the school year, Aug 21-23), where we will plan events for the upcoming school year in Bisbee, AZ (cost: ~$100 for the weekend)
We welcome any and all interest or inquiries! If you are interested, please email email@example.com with your name, class standing, department, the position(s) you are interested in filling, and a short paragraph describing yourself and what you hope to bring to the executive board. Specific duties assigned to each position can be found below. Thank you all for your interest in oSTEM. Together, we can make our second year an even larger success than our first!
President/Chapter Founder, oSTEM@UA
- Plan and make agenda for monthly general membership meetings
- Plan and make agenda for bi-weekly Executive Board meetings
- Seek sponsorships and partnerships for oSTEM@UA from local or national corporations/institutions.
- Spearhead grant-writing (when necessary) to support oSTEM@UA activities
- Delegate tasks as appropriate to other board members.
- Facilitate conflict that arises within the organization.
- Attend ASUA club workshop (at beginning of elected semester) as well as semesterly LGBT+ student leader meetings.
Vice-President of Administration:
- Take and keep track of attendance at general body meetings and events
- Maintain oSTEM@UA’s contact listserv (adding and removing names when needed)
- Take detailed minutes of all general body and Executive Board meetings
- Make meeting minutes available to entire membership
- Work with the executive staff to delegate administrative duties.
Vice-President of Community:
- Maintain and curate oSTEM@UA’s social media platforms (facebook, twitter, CollegiateLink site, etc)
- Publicize all events/meetings to general membership and campus community including, but not limited to, emailing the listserv, posting to the facebook group, “tweeting”, creating posters/flyers, distributing posters/flyers, etc.
- Brainstorming and planning social activities for oSTEM@UA
Vice-President of Finance:
- Attend ASUA club workshop at beginning of elected semester.
- Keep a ledger of oSTEM’s finances (excel spreadsheet, etc)
- Submit reimbursement form for events, food, etc.
- Oversee financial dealings
- Maintain oSTEM@UA’s club bank account.
Vice-President of OUTreach:
- Maintain partnerships and communication with other UA student organizations/offices.
- Manage volunteer opportunities in our community (UA, Tucson, LGBT, etc.)
- Serve as a liason to other organizations.
- Attend semesterly LGBT+ Leaders meeting with President.
General Executive Staff (3-4 positions)
- Contribute the administration of oSTEM with tasks delegated by the VP of Administration
- Collaborate with the executive to plan and execute meetings/events
Intergroup Dialogue Fall 2015 Facilitation Course: EDL 270
APPLY HERE: http://goo.gl/
Are you interested in exploring social justice and everyday activism? This three credit course is designed for students interested in diving deeper and advancing their own social justice education in order to take a leadership role with organizing workshops, designing action projects, participating in community activism, facilitating small group dialogue, and studying the relevance and importance of identifying and resisting the manifestations of oppression. Participants will be invited to engage in regular on-going personal reflection, and use provided readings to advance their knowledge and ability to engage in both learning and taking action for social change.
This 300 level course is geared towards students who have participated in the Intergroup Dialogue Spring Course but is open to students with a strong interest in social justice education. Students interested in facilitating in the Spring Dialogue Course must take this program to be considered for a future facilitation position.
Through this 3-credit course, students can expect:
1. Weekly 2 hour group meetings facilitated by both graduate and professional staff.
2. Weekly readings and journal assignments that will encourage increased knowledge of how oppression impacts different identities.
3. The opportunity to design and execute a small group project to address oppression on campus or in the community.
Apply Here: http://goo.gl/forms/
For questions, please email Sarah Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you passionate about diversity and social justice? Want to live in a community of affirming, passionate people? Consider living with Residence Life in Pima, just north of the student union. Gender-inclusive roommate pairs and suite bathrooms are available!
Need more information? Visit http://www.life.arizona.edu/
home/hall-living/featured- communities/social-justice- wing or contact email@example.com .
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) has invited the Consortium to attend, bring student groups, and submit workshops for:
“Thriving Together: Queer APIs Building Community, Solidarity & Movement”
A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders
August 6 to 9, 2015: Chicago, IL
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for Conference Workshops, Arts/ Cultural Programs,
Networking Caucuses, Pre-Conference Convenings.
Submit Proposals to http://goo.gl/forms/lRUZ8XYbw4 by Extended Deadline of March 11.
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!