- The Female Orgasm, March 4th 6:30pm
- Reading with Dr. Liz Kennedy, March 11th 6:30pm
- Vote for the Second Chance Prom theme this year!
Join the WRC in the kickoff event for HERstory month!
Takes place in the South Ballroom (SUMC)"The Female Orgasm combines sex education and women's empowerment with a hearty dose of laughter.We bring a playful, honest approach to this topic, packing the house on college campuses.With warmth and humor, we illuminate the subject of female orgasm for everyone,whether you want to have your first one, you're hoping to help your partner,or you're debating the existence of the G-spot or 'to fake or not to fake?'"For more information visit The Female Orgasm website.
Dr. Liz Kennedy Reading
Wednesday March 11th, 6:30pm
Women's Resource Center, Student Union 4th Floor
Liz Lapovsky Kennedy reads from the 20th Anniversary Edition of BOOTS OF LEATHER, SLIPPERS OF GOLD: THE HISTORY OF A LESBIAN COMMUNITY by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline Davis. (Routledge, 2014).
Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon oral histories of 45 women, it was the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These stories show how black and white working-class lesbians, although living under oppressive circumstances, nevertheless became powerful agents of historical change. Boots of Leather provides a unique insider’s perspective on butch-femme culture and argues that the roots of gay and lesbian liberation are found specifically in the determined resistance of working-class lesbians.
This 20th anniversary edition republishes the book for a new generation of readers. The humorous, insightful and heart-rending memories about negotiating bars, house parties, romance and violence have not tarnished, giving tantalizing glimpses into the story tellers personalities and social lives. So if you ever wondered about what life was like for butch-fem lesbians in the mid twentieth century, this reading is the place for you.
Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy is currently a Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She was one of the original founders of Women’s Studies in the early 1970s and has been a pioneer in the field of lesbian history. She has published extensively in both areas
Second Chance Prom will be the night to remember! ... But we need your help to decide what it will look like. Vote now for your favorite theme! Cats? Wonderland? GENDER GLAM? You decide! Poll is open until Sunday, March 22nd.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
The New Start Summer Program is now accepting applications for student employment for Summer 2015! New Start is a six-week summer program for incoming freshmen that helps students make a successful transition to the University of Arizona. Applications for Peer Advisor, Resident Assistant, and Tutor positions are open and due by Friday, March 13 at noon.
The attached file contains more information about the program, the available positions, the selection process and the link to the online application. For questions about the New Start Summer Program or these employment opportunities, please contact Tom Murray at email@example.com or 621-5787.
For more information see: /sites/lgbtq.arizona.edu/files/2015%20New%20Start%20Employment%20Information%20Packet%20%281%29.pdf
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.
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, email@example.com, 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.
This scholarship honors the life and work of Monique Wittig, French novelist, poet and social 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct questions to: Monique Wittig Writer’s Scholarship
Gender & Women’s Studies Department
Leigh Spencer, Program Coordinator
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.
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!