Calendar of Events
Spring Semester 2019
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Contribute to our week-long donation drive to Big Blue Pantry! Drop off hygiene items or non-perishable foods at any of the events!
Monday, April 1
Multisectoral Approach to Substance Use Disorder Panel, 12pm, Brock Senate Chamber, Gatton Student Center Food provided | College of Public Health
Come hear an expert panel on the multisectoral approach to substance abuse disorder in Kentucky. The panel will have previous Governer Steve Beshear, Dr. Ardis Hoven, Dr. Sheila Schuster, and Dr. Alex Forsyth.
Pride Festival, 3pm - 5 pm Barker Plaza, Gatton Student Center. Food Provided | Student Activities Board
The office’s inaugural Pride Festival includes ice cream sundae bar, resource fair, face paint, yard games, music, giveaways and more! Weather location: Ballroom A, Gatton Student Center
PrideCats Social and Forum, 6pm, Boone Center Library. Food Provided | PrideCats Alumni Group
UK students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to mix and mingle at the PrideCats annual function. Presentation by Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennet followed by a presentation of this years Alumni Award.
National Parks Cabaret with Mikah Meyer (Also known as - Au Naturale: Sexuality, Religion and Nature) 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church. Transportation provided | First Presbyterian Church
Described as "A story that's equally Rick Steves, QueerEye for the Straight Guy, and a documentary on America" (Adam White, University of Nevada Campus Pastor) this show will discuss issues relating to queerness, religion, and nature. Transportation provided: Bus departs from Gatton Student Center at 7:10 and William T Young Library at 7:20. Return trip drop-off at the Gatton Student Center
Tuesday, April 2
Free Chlamydia Testing Clinic 11am -2pm, 331 Gatton Student Center | UHS, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health
Testing provided by University Health Services, College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health. Free to UK students.
Queering Prevention: Reducing Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ* Community- 12pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite. Food provided | Center for Research on Violence Against Women
Dr. Heather McCauley will be talking on ways to reduce intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ* community with space for questions and discussion. Dr. McCauley has published many articles on support networks for gender non-binary individuals, parental support of sexual minority youth and identity development with non-binary youth. She will help attendees discuss the broader picture for LGBTQ* communities and intimate partner violence.
Let’s Get Physical: Sexual Health Trivia - 6pm Dinkle-Mas Suite. Food Provided | WHY, Transform Health, UHS and Sexperts
Slide into our DMs and let’s get physical at our sexual health trivia night. How do you navigate online hook-up culture? What’s an internal condom? How do different STIs spread? Win some prizes and find out this an more. Food Provided. Hosted by WHY, Transform Health, UHS and UK Sexperts
Wednesday, April 3
Petty Praxis: Creating Coalitions Through Difference- 12pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite. Food provided| BISS
This student workshop led by Romeo Jackson will explore maintaining self authenticity in opposition and maintaining advocacy, activism and dispelling ableism, colonialism cissexism heteropatriarchy. Food provided. Hosted by Bias Incident Support Services
Free HIV Testing Clinic 12 - 3pm, PAWS Center, UHS Building | UHS
Free HIV Testing for UK students. Receive your results and connections to any resources in 20 minutes. Drop-in service provided by UHS
Why Can’t We Be Friends?: Building Solidarity Across Groups and Issues, 6pm, Kinkaid Auditorium, Gatton Business | BISS
Hailing from the southside of Chicago and the grandchild of Gracie Lee Fowler, Romeo Jackson is a 1st generation, Queer, Non-Binary Femme, and a Black descended of the estimated 11 million Africans who were kidnapped and sold into enslavement. They are a feminist dedicated to intersectional justice and cross movement building. Currently, Romeo is the inaugural LGBTQ & Gender Program Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Their research, writing, and practice explores Race/ism, Settler Colonialism, Gender, and Sexuality within a Higher Education Context with an emphasis on the experiences of Queer and Trans Students of Color. Named one of the 100 Black and LGBT-SGL leaders to watch, Romeo is committed to uplifting and empowering queer and trans people of color through a black queer feminist lens. They thank Audre Lorde for keeping them grounded as a whole person in a world committed to tokenizing their identities for agendas not aligned with their politics. They will be speaking about ways to create solidarity across groups.
Thursday, April 4
So You Want to Be An Ally? 12pm, VIP Center, Frazee Hall Food provided. | VIP Center and Counseling Center
Come and learn about ways to be an ally to the LGBTQ* population and a green dot advocate by playing Jeopardy! Food will be provided and prizes will be given.
Big Eden 6pm, Worsham Cinema | Student Center Cinema Series
Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. Back in Big Eden, Henry must come to terms with his relationship to Dean Stewart, his best friend from high School, as well as the object of his unrequited love.
Friday, April 5
Beginnings: A Queer Narrative Podcast 12pm, Cat’s Den. Food provided| WRFL and Audre Lorde Social Justice LLP
Students will be sharing their narratives about beginnings in front of an audience that will be recorded live. Come hear stories from your peers!
Pose: A Discussion on Drag Ball Culture 3pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite | Hosted by BISS
Clips from POSE and Paris is Burning will be shown, with a facilitated discussion on drag ball culture.
Gayla: Drag Show 7pm, Cat’s Den | Hosted by GSA
This annual drag show hosted by GSA is an opportunity for to showcase drag, whether it is a someone’s debut or regular activity, students and community members are encouraged to perform. Contact Janie Ward for more information or if you're interested in performing. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 6
PrideCats Board Meeting- 10am, Dinkle-Mas Suite | PrideCats Alumni Group
All are welcome to learn about the PrideCats Alumni Group and their activities while the review regular and special programming, events, and accomplishments during their seasonal board meeting.
Rainbow Graduation Reception 12pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite Food Provided | PrideCats Alumni Group
A celebration of alumni and graduates prior to the Rainbow Graduation Ceremony. Light refreshments will be served. Friends, peers, partners and family are welcome to attend and support the accomplishments of these Wildcats.
Rainbow Graduation is a celebration for alumni and 2019 graduates to celebrate their academic accomplishments in an environment of support. The afternoon will feature distinguished speakers, recognition of scholarship and graduates and alumni will receive rainbow cord. Rainbow Graduation is an opportunity to recognize LGBTQ* alumni, May graduates and individuals graduating in or before December 2019. Friends, peers, partners and family are welcome to attend and support the accomplishments of these Wildcats. If you would like to be recognized during Rainbow graduation email the Office of LGBTQ* Resources with the individual’s: Name, Degree and Graduation date. For example: John Doe, Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, May 2019. Recognition entails: having the above information read and receiving a rainbow cord. You do not need to register to just attend! Email the Office of LGBTQ* Resources to register or if you have any questions.
Join the LGBTQ* Alumni and Friends group PrideCats at the Hope Center to serve dinner during an evening of service.
Thursday, March 28th, 6pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite, Gatton Student Center
Test your knowledge and learn more at our trivia night in honor of Trans* Day of Visibility! Round will focus on celebrities, history, identities and experiences. Snacks provided.
Application Deadline: Endowed Scholarships, Graduate and Professional Research Grants, and Internship Positions
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.
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 3-5pm, Pride Festival, Barker Plaza
Thursday, April 4th at 6pm, Rainbow Reels: Big Eden, Worsham Cinema
Saturday, April 6th at 12pm, Rainbow 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 Feroli on her research “No Longer Transparent: Working with Transgender Parents in Kentucky to Foster Social Change.” Light lunch provided.
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.
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.
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.
Pride Party Vision Boards
Tuesday, March 5th at 5pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite
Start off your spring by setting new goals for the remainder of 2019. Supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own magazines. Come make new friends and manifest your dreams into reality with a vision board. 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. Snacks provided.
Wednesday, March 6th, at 12 - 3pm, Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources
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 following the test.
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.
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.