Calendar of Events

 

NOVEMBER

Pride Party: Let's Get It Poppin' Trivia Night!

Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Think you know the most LGBTQ* musical artists, entertainers and events? Come test your knowledge at this month’s Pride Party! Pre-registering with teams is encouraged, link here. Teams have no number cap. Snacks provided. Pride Parties are hosted once a month and planned by the office’s student interns. Events range from game nights, mixers, movies and everything in between.

 

Rainbow Conversation: Charlotte Clymer

Thursday, November 8 at 12p.m. in Sanders Hall

 

Clothing Exchange hosted by Queer Project

Thursday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Join student organization The Queer Project for a Clothing Swap geared towards transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who cannot afford to present the way they wish.

 

Trans Week of Awareness: November 12 - 19 

UK Trans Week of Awareness Flyer, 8.5 x 11 (.pdf)
UK Trans Week of Awareness Poster, 11 x 17 (.pdf)

  • Food and Housing Insecurity Volunteer Fair
    Monday, November 12 at 11:00 in UK Student Center, Social Staircase
    Visit our table during this National Hunger and Homeless Ness Awareness Week event. Receive a collectable flyer and learn more about the office’s initiatives and services.
  • Trans 101
    Monday, November 12 at 5:00 in 330e of UK Student Center
    A workshop on the diversity of gender identity, pronouns and strategies of support. Leave with a button to show your support!
  • Green Dot Overview
    Tuesday, November 13 at Noon in the VIP Center
    This session is a brief introduction to the Green Dot Bystander Intervention strategy. Participants will explore their own connection to violence and violence prevention while learning about the importance of being an active bystander – and different strategies they can use to make it less likely that someone will experience violence. Snacks provided.
  • Allies in Recovery
    Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 in A250 of UK Student Center
    A 30-minute presentation on how to become an Ally in recovery from addiction and ways to eliminate stigma. Attendees will also learn about UK's Collegiate Recovery Community. Snacks provided.
  • Past Present Future Discussion
    Tuesday, November 13 at 5:00pm in A250 of UK Student Center
    Join us for a discussion on trans* individuals and activists of the past,trans* influencers in the present, and an interactive envisioning of a trans-inclusive and affirming future. Food provided.
  • Lunch and Learn
    Wednesday, November 14 at Noon in MLK Center, UK Student Center
    A conversation with Dr. Hargons on how identities intersect and impact individuals. Lunch provided.
  • Reel Talk: Family Matters
    Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 in Worsham Cinema
    This documentary addresses family acceptance and social transitioning. Conversation with filmmaker following screening.
  • Why are Trans People Dying in the Age of Celebrity?
    Thursday, November 15 at 3:00 in A250 of UK Student Center
    Discussion workshop on the increased visibility and plight of trans women of color. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Being Queer When You’re not here
    Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 in A250 Gatton Student Center
    Join the UK Counseling Center and student organization GSA for a conversation on maintaining authenticity in unsupportive spaces.
  • Poet-T
    Friday, November 16 at 3:00 in A250 of UK Student Center
    Read, recite or listen to poetry written by, about, or for trans* individuals and their experiences. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Screening of 52 Tuesdays
    Friday, November 16 at 7:00 in Worsham Cinema
    Sixteen-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother begins to transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week (only on Tuesdays) these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility and transformation. More information on the film and trailer are available here.
  • Friendsgiving and Resource Fair
    Monday, November 19 at 5:30 in the Grand Ballroom of UK Student Center
    Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate in communities of support and get connected to local resources.
  • Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
    Monday, November 19 at 7:30 at Old Morrison, Transylvania University
    Join us to honor the lives of those lost this year to senseless violence.Transportation provided from Gatton Student Center, departing at 7:15pm.

 

Transforming the Conversation: Mental Health

Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Senate Chamber, Gatton Student Center

We will be Navigating health and health care through the lens of Queer identity and sexuality by having open conversations between health care providers and members of the Queer community, exploring health disparities within LGBTQ* community, and facilitating discussion on addressing mutually beneficial solutions. Open to UK students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

DECEMBER

Worlds AIDS Day Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre

This annual program features entertainers and interspersed with individuals speaking about experiences living with or being affected by HIV/AIDS. Hosted by Bluegrass Black Pride co-sponsored by AVOL, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the Lyric Theatre, and UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources.

 

HIV Testing with UHS

Wednesday, December 5 at 12:00- 3:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

This free, drop-in testing event is provide by collaboration with University Health Services. Testing curtosy of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

 

Feast on Equality

Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at Ballroom, Gatton Student Center

This annual gala highlights LGBTQ* campus inclusion at UK and focuses on raising additional funds for the centralized campus unit for education, advocacy, and support. More information on the event or sponsorship is available here.

 

Pride Party: End of Year Celebration

Tuesday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Pride Parties are hosted once a month and planned by the office’s student interns. Events range from game nights, mixers, movies and everything in between. Event details will be released at the beginning of the month. Food Provided

 

PAST EVENTS:

Download a copy of our semester calendar here.

 

SEPTEMBER

LGBTQ* Employee and Friends Cookout

Thursday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. in Breckenridge Hall Courtyard

 

OutGrads Social

Friday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Malibu Jacks

UK LGBTQ* Graduate and Professional students are invited to join The Office of LGBTQ Resources at the University of Kentucky and Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives for an evening at Malibu Jacks indoor amusement park. Food, Attraction ticket and Malibu Bucks provided for the first 15 to register! RSVP here https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mBMhnjVS0tmZ2B.

 

Bi, Bi, Bi: Exploring Bi-erasure Workshop

POSTPONED, New Date: Friday, September 28 at 12p.m., A250 Gatton Student Center

Bi, Bi, Bi: Exploring Bierasure is a casual lesson about bisexuality and its subsequent erasure from daily lives over coffee and donuts. Come learn more about middle sexualities, famous bisexual individuals, and to discuss your own experiences with bisexuality and misconceptions regarding the sexuality and its implications. Food Provided

 

Well-a-palooza

Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Barker Plaza, Gatton Student Center

Join the WellKentucky network for Well-A-Palooza!! An evening of free food, live music, t-shirts, and games that you don't want to miss! WellKentucky is a collaboration of wellness partners at the University of Kentucky to empower health and well-being for all UK students. Learn more about WellKentucky here.

OCTOBER

The Fight for Our Freedom Starts with Ourselves: feat. Dr. Kaila Story

Monday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, W. T. Young Library

In the spirit of University of Kentucky’s 3rd Annual LGTBQ+ History Month Lecture, Dr. Story’s multimedia and interactive discussion “The Fight for Our Freedom Starts with Ourselves: How Black and Latinx Queer & Trans Folks Have Changed the Ideological and Sociopolitical Contours of America  will focus on the works and activism of Miss Major, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Shane Ortega. All of whom have worked and continue to work to foreground their intersectional identities and experiences within their works and activism to reiterate how the fight for our freedom starts with ourselves. Free ane open to the public!

 

Button Making Workshop

Friday, October 5 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Join us for a button-making workshop to talk about the importance of pronouns, strategies to avoid and correct misgendering, and creating your own pronouns or identity related button! Drop in as you’re able.

 

Fear of a Queer: Activism, Culture Wars, and LGBT Human Rights

Thursday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m. in 330E, Gatton Student Center

Over the past few years, human rights violations against sexual and gender minorities have drawn unprecedented global attention, seemingly pitting the West against Russia and the Global South. But why now? How does this easy, comfortable narrative obscure an intricate tapestry of sexuality and gender; race, religion and culture; grassroots organizing; and globalization and reaction? How does the ongoing, genuine queer human rights crisis across the globe reinforce Western preconceptions about hopelessly corrupt African leaders and failed African governance, intractably authoritarian Russian political culture, and endemic misogyny and fanaticism in the Middle East? How are LGBT human rights fundamentally intertwined with other critical issues in democratic civil society? In “Fear of a Queer Planet,” I address these questions, explore how LGBT people and their allies have staked claims to inclusion in the international human rights system, and demonstrate the urgent need for a usable history to combat global homophobia and transphobia.

 

Rainbow Reels: Love Simon

Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Worsham Cinema

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Watch the trailer here.

 

Louisville LGBT Film Festival

Saturday, October 13 at 12:30 p.m.

We're hosting a trip for students to the 8th annual LGBT Film Festival. Join us for two feature films and a six riveting short films! RSVP using this link. More information on the film festival is available here. Transportation available to the first 12 students who register. Email us with questions lgbtq@uky.edu

 

Pride Party

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Ever wanted to paint a wonderful canvas? Here’s your chance! RSVP to reserve a canvas. Other materials will be available to drop-ins. Pride Parties are hosted once a month and planned by the office’s student interns. Events range from game nights, mixers, movies and everything in between. Activity details will be released at the beginning of the month. Food Provided

 

Rainbow Conversation: Mental Health

Thursday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. in A250 Gatton Student Center

Join us for a conversation with UK Counseling Center on self-care and mental health disparities. Light lunch provided.              

 

Transforming the Conversation: Health Care

Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in Senate Chamber, Gatton Student Center

We will be Navigating health and health care through the lens of Queer identity and sexuality by having open conversations between health care providers and members of the Queer community, exploring health disparities within LGBTQ* community, and facilitating discussion on addressing mutually beneficial solutions. Open to UK students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

 

Rainbow Reels: Milk

Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Worsham Cinema

 

Audition Deadline for World AIDS Day Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m.

Submit a video of your act here. Performers can be musicians, poets, actors, singers, comedians and others. Performances should be family-friendly and average five minutes. The World AIDS Day Celebration of Life is an evening of entertainment interspersed with local speakers sharing their experiences living with or being affected by someone living with HIV/AIDS. This year it is Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.