"The Queer Student Cultural Center's 2012 Spring Pride Celebration
The QSCC's annual Spring Pride celebration is nearing! Throughout the week of March 26th to March 31st the QSCC and its campus and community allies will be working to provide the campus with boundless opportunities to better engage with the people and work of the local queer community through a series of wonderful events! All are welcome!
Monday, March 26th
Spring Pride 2012 will be starting off with a Kickoff Rally in front of the Coffman Memorial Union. The rally will begin Monday, March 26th at 12:00 PM, and will be centered on key issues currently facing the Twin Cities and broader Minnesotan queer community, such as the forthcoming Marriage Amendment and the ongoing controversy surrounding CeCe McDonald, and will feature speakers such as OutFront MN's lead organizer, Siobhan Brewer, Trans Youth Support Network's director, Katie Burgess, as well as local performer Heidi Barton Stink!
Tongues Untied Presents: Ball Culture Presentation
Being young, LGBT, and BLACK has left many marks on people in our society. To many, it marks THREE minority identities. To others, it marks shame, hurt, and disconnect. Yet, when we have been SLAPPED with all of these labels, many of us replace them all with a rainbow sticker that reads "FAB!" We connect and find a place beneath mainstream, underground, into a world all our own. Where the business man, thug, and queen or the undercover fem, butch, or trans, can all shed their cloaks that allow them to navigate through an unaccepting world and be THEMSELVES...if only for one night at a time! Those casted out of their homes and families find refuge with their new "parents" and "siblings" as they try to navigate this thing we call life. Love. Family. Art. Fame. Acceptance. Guidance. Pain. LIFE. The LGBT Ballscene: It's not just an event, it's our COMMUNITY! This event will be taking place in Appleby Room 3 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 27th
(A)Sexual Documentary Screening and Discussion
Come out and learn about the oft-invisibilized asexual population through Angela Tucker's groundbreaking documentary, (A)Sexual. Following the screening, a panel of asexual-identified students from the University of Minnesota will facilitate discussion and field questions regarding the both the contents of the film and their own experiences. This event will be taking place in Wiley Hall, Room 125 at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!
Wednesday, March 28th
Gender + Religion Discussion
As a part of the ongoing GLBTQA Faith & Spirituality Series' aim to provide an open and respectful forum to talk about the issues and intersections of faith, religion, spirituality, culture, and GLBTQA identities, this spring session will focus on: sexism/genderism in the Bible, Torah, and other spiritual texts; binary gender systems; the superiority of "man"; and lack of distinction between sex and gender. All are welcome! This event will be taking place in Appleby Hall, Room 319 at 12:00 PM
Tranarchy and the Transgender commission have joined forces in providing an open dialogue centered on critically engaging with our own experiences with gender, as well as complicating and exploring the myriad ways in which trans* and gender-nonconforming experiences manifest themselves! This event will be taking place in the Bell Museum Auditorium at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided!
Thursday, March 29th
Call to Action! OutFront MN's LGBT Lobby Day
As a part of our Spring Pride celebration, we'll be assisting in transporting interested queer-identified and queer-allied students from the University of Minnesota to the state capitol in order to participate in OutFront MN's annual LGBT Lobby Day. If you're interested, please send an email to either email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org, and you'll be added to our growing list of folks interested in lobbying capitol! Those participating will be meeting in the Queer Student Cultural Center (Coffman 205), and leaving at 9:00 AM. We will also be providing transport back from the capitol, so you absolutely do not have to worry about being stranded in St. Paul! Please let us know if there is a specific time you'll need to return, but students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to prioritize participatory democracy over their classes for one day!
Queer Ice Cream Social!
Come on up the the QSCC (Coffman 205) at 5:00 PM and join us for a fun, relaxing reprieve from the innumerable stresses and pressures of the academic! Come kick back in the QSCC and enjoy ice cream, soda, and great conversation! Food will be provided!
Friday, March 30th
Guess the Straight Person!
Join Friends & Allies for the latest hit game show centered on critically interrogating the ways in which cultural constructions of sexuality are ultimately reductive and limiting! This event will be taking place in Scott Hall, Room 4 at 3:00 PM. Food will be provided!
Bullied Documentary Screening featuring Jamie Nabozny
In partnership with Fraternity Delta Lambda Phi, we will be screening the documentary Bullied, a crucial documentary centered on the experiences of Jamie Nabozny, who was tormented by classmates for years due to his sexuality, eventually fighting back- not with his fists, but in the courtoom. Following the screening, Jamie Nabozny himself will be leading the discussion and fielding questions about the film and his own experiences. This event will take place in Bell Museum Auditorium at 5:00 PM. Food will be provided!
Saturday, March 31st
Kink 1001: The Class You WISH You Got Credit For!
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Kinky U presents a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break! a series of workshops and discussions on the 31st of March 2012 as part of Spring Pride, beginning at 9:00 AM in the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union. The aim of the event is to provide an educational, safe and sex positive series of classes where participants can gain useful information while exploring their sexuality. Come to a day of awesome, kinky classes. Includes Lunch and Snack Break!
Our Wings Student Drag Show
Join us in drawing Spring Pride 2012 to a close with a bang by attending our student drag show! This year's drag show will be dedicated to honoring the lives of those lost in the struggle of LGBT equity, as well as the histories that persistently inform our continued struggle there toward. All performances will be carried out by University of Minnesota students, and admission is completely free! This event will take place in The Whole at 7:00 PM. Food will be provided!"