Calendar of Events

Spring Semester 2019

Download a copy of the calendar here.

Interested in being on the UK Pride Week Planning Committee? Come to our meeting on Thursday, February 7 at  Noon at the DM Suite in the Gatton Student Center. Fill out the survey here - BIT.LY/2DDD7YU

JANUARY

 

Welcome Back Winter Social

Monday, January 14th at 3 - 6pm in Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

A winter open house with opportunities to learn about the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, student organizations and our campus and community partners. Light refreshments.

 

Transforming the Conversation: Sexual Health

Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm in Senate Chamber, Gatton Student Center

Join us to for a candid conversation on sexual health. Students, faculty and staff in health-care professions and programs are encouraged to come to this open conversation between health care providers and members of the Queer community, exploring health disparities within LGBTQ* community, and facilitating discussion on addressing mutually beneficial solutions.

 

Pride Party - String Arts and Crafts

Tuesday, January 29 at 7pm in Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

Learn how to make friendship bracelets, keychains and other yarn art. Pride Parties are monthly social events planned and executed by interns in the office. Snacks provided.

 

Rainbow Conversation- Safezone Overview

Thursday, January 24 at 12pm in Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

This is a UK SafeZone session that is open to all who want to go through a 60 minute abbreviated workshop to learn about LGBTQ* identities, strategies for supporting student experiences, and exploring LGBTQ* related campus resources.

 


 

FEBRUARY

 

Conference Sponsorship Deadline

Travel and lodging provided for ten students by the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, to the "Out in Front" Conference at Vanderbilt University in February. Apply here. For more information on the conference click here

 

 

Pride Party - Bath Bombs

Wednesday, February 13th at 6pm in Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

Come make your spa dreams come true at our bath bomb craft night. Pride Parties are hosted once a month and planned by the office’s student interns. Light refreshments.

 

Free HIV Testing

Wednesday, February 6th at 12 - 3pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

This free, drop-in testing event is provide by collaboration with University Health Services. Testing courtesy of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Average wait time ten minutes.

 

Clothing Exchange

Thursday, February 14th, 3 - 6pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

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. If you plan to attend, we ask that you please bring items to swap if possible. If that's not possible, they still encourage those who need help presenting to come.

 

Ace in the Hole

Tuesday, February 19th, 11am - 12pm

"Isn't being asexual the same as being celibate?" "Does that mean you don't find anyone attractive?" "Why even come out?" These are questions that "Ace in the Hole: An Exploration into the Myths of Asexuality" plans to answer. Ace in the Hole is a workshop that educates those about asexuality as well as offer space for ace people to discuss their own personal struggles with overcoming biases. Come and learn more!

 

Rainbow Conversation- Trans* Positivity

Thursday, February 21st, 12 - 1pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

A presentation and discussion by Zak Clements on his research regarding positive identity development in young transgender Kentuckians. Light lunch provided.

 

Out in Front Conference

February 22nd - 23rd, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

"Homegrown Futures: Queer Southern Imagination." We intend and hope to create a focus on the way that LGBTQIA+ folks, work, and community in the South, in particular, generates new possibilities for understanding Southern-ness around intersections of sexuality, gender, sex, race, class, and a host of other identities. Travel and lodging provided for ten students by the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, apply here. For more information on the conference click here.

 

“From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo: Intersectional Coalition Building in a Time of Crisis”

Tuesday, February 26th, 6pm, Ballroom A, Gatton Student Center

Frank Leon Roberts is an educator and political organizer on the frontlines of the contemporary movement for black lives. He is the Founder of Black Lives Matter Syllabus, the nationally acclaimed, public educational curriculum that provides resources for teaching BLM in classroom and community settings. Frank’s pioneering work as the “Black Lives Matter Professor” has been featured in Fader Magazine, NPR, CNN, and an extensive variety of other national media outlets.

 

MARCH

 

Applications Open: Endowed Scholarships, Graduate and Professional Research Grants, and Internship Position

March 1st Applications Available Online

UK LGBTQ* Resources awards multiple scholarships to currently enrolled full-time students each year. Graduate research grants, made possible by a collaboration between the University of Kentucky’s Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources, are awarded to currently enrolled full time graduate and professional students. Applications due March 29th.

 

Pride Party Vision Boards

Tuesday, March 5th at 5pm, Dinkle- Mas Suite

Keep your eye on the 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. Check our social media for details at the beginning of the month.

 

HIV Testing

Wednesday, March 6th, at 12 - 3pm, Dinkle-mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

This free, drop-in testing event is provide by collaboration with University Health Services. Testing courtesy of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. Average wait time ten minutes.

 

Rainbow Conversation Good Grief: Family Formation

Thursday, March 21st, at 12pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources

A presentation and discussion led by K Simon on K’s research “The Conceptual Future Parent Grief Scale for LGBTQ* Individuals” Light Lunch Provided.

 

Trivia Night

Thursday, March 28th, 6pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite, Gatton Student Center

Test your knowledge on trans* celebrities, histories, identities and experiences at our Trivia Night in honor of Trans* Day of Visibility!

 

Application Deadline: Endowed Scholarships, Graduate and Professional Research Grants, and Internship Positions

March 29th, 5pm, Applications Due

UK LGBTQ* Resources awards multiple scholarships to currently enrolled full-time students each year. Graduate research grants, made possible by a collaboration between the University of Kentucky’s Graduate School and Office of LGBTQ* Resources, are awarded to currently enrolled full time graduate and professional students. Applications due March 29th by 5pm.

 

 

APRIL

 

Pride Week

April 1st - 6th

This is an annual week to celebrate LGBTQ* identities and experiences through educational and social events. Full schedule of events will be released in March, get a glimpse of events below.

    Monday, April 1st at 4-6pm, Barker Plaza

    Thursday, April 4th at 6pm, Rainbow Reels: Big Eden, Worsham Cinema

    Saturday, April 6th at 12pm, Lavender Graduation Reception and Ceremony

    And so much more!

 

Rainbow Conversation: No Longer Transparent

Thursday, April 18th, 12 - 1pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite, Gatton Student Center

A presentation and discussion by Mikaela Geroli on her research “No Longer Transparent: Working with Transgender Parents in Kentucky to Foster Social Change.” Light lunch provided.