Calendar of Events
We are planning programming for the 2019-20 academic year, but see a sneak peek of upcoming events below.
Check back regularly for updates and additions.
Events take place in the Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources (A250 Gatton Student Center) unless indicated otherwise.
Pride Parties – Monthly programs planned by the office’s student interns ranging from trivia and games to crafts and dancing. Bring your friends, open to all! Light refreshments. Second Tuesday of the month at 5pm, unless otherwise noted.
September 10th: Game Night - board games, card games and brain teasers.
Rainbow Conversations – Monthly presentations and discussions on research or subjects related to gender and sexuality. Light lunch provided or bring your own.
September 19th, 12pm: Dr. Kristen Mark shares her research on bi-erasure. Learn more about her research here.
October 24th, 12pm: Interactive workshop on the multiplicity of identity.
November 21st, 12pm: Dr. Joanne Brown shares her experience as a medical provider for transgender patients and trends in health care. Learn more about the Transform Health Clinic or how students can schedule an appointment with her here.
HIV Testing - This free, drop-in testing event for students is provide by collaboration with University Health Services. Testing courtesy of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Average wait time ten minutes. Results and resources are shared before you leave. First Monday of each month from 12 to 3 PM. Open to UK students only.
September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, and December 4th.
OutGrads - OutGrads is social and professional development programming for LGBTQ* graduate and professional students conducted by the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources.There are three events each semester.
September 13th, 6pm, Malibu Jack's: Social at Malibu Jack's - Join us for laser tag, arcade games, and to build your social circle.
October 24th, 3pm: Discussion on being LGBTQ* in the professional realm. Location to be announced.
November 15th, 6pm, Location to be announced: OUT on the Town: Networking with OUTGrads
February 12th, 6pm: Date Night - More details to be announced in January.
March 11th, 6pm: "Pose! A Ballroom Culture Retrospective" - More details to be announced in January.
April 18th, 11am: End of Year Bruch - More details to be announced in January.
LGBTQ* Welcome Back Resource Fair
August 22nd, 5:30 - 7pm, Gatton Student Center Ballroom.
Looking for resources on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer issues? Want to know how to be a better ally to the LGBTQ* population? This is the place for you. Come check out tables with resources for LGBTQ* people and allies and grab some free food too!
No Sew Felt Crafts at the Student Center Spectacular
August 24th, 8 – 11pm
No Sew Felt Crafts - Create microwave mittens to protect your fingers, felt foliage to brighten up your desk, bookmarks to hold your place during those late-night study sessions and more! Student Center events run until midnight or later. Last movie of the night begins at midnight.
September 3rd, 5pm, Martin Luther King Center, Gatton Student Center
Gather resources to plan out your semester from the start whether it's a new planner system or getting familiar with the Google Suite or Office 365 tools you have access to with your student account. Kick-off the MLK Center's Tarea Tuesday weekly study table series. Hosted by CARES, MLK Center, and LGBTQ* Resources.
Kentucky Gender and Women's Studies Conference
September 28, Gatton Student Center
The conference theme is "TransBorders - Foggy Boundaries, Fuzzy Binaries" aimed to dismantle various material and conceptual boarders by exploring and broadening the space of in-betweenness -- existences beyond and across borders. For more information visit the conference webpage. Open to the public.
Pride Run 5k
October 12th, 9am, Spindle Top/ Legacy Trail.
Lace up. Come out. Be proud. Lexington’s Pride Run 5k and 1 mile fun walk is hosted by the FCPS For more information or to register today visit priderun5k.com. Open to the public.
October 24th, various events to be announced
Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of Bi Women Quarterly and two anthologies: the 42-country collection Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements. Robyn was recently named by Teen Vogue as one of “9 Bisexual Women Who are Making History.”
Trans Week of Awareness
November 18th - 22nd, various events
Annual week to to raise awareness of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals identities and experiences including workshops, discussions, a vigil to remember those lost to violence, and more. Full schedule to be announced late October.
World AIDS Day Celebration of Life
December 1st, 6pm, Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third Street
Come join us at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center for World AIDS Day Celebration of Life, a night of song, dance, music and sharing stories of experience. There is life after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by Bluegrass Black Pride, The Lyric Theatre, AVOL, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources. Free and open to the public.
Feast on Equality
December 6th, 6pm, Gatton Student Center Ballroom
Our annual gala, the Feast on Equality raises funds to the support the Office of LGBTQ* Resources in our work to offer a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni and make campus one of the most inclusive places to study, work, and live. Learn more about the impact of Feast on Equality here. Tickets available mid-fall.