Events Calendar


Upcoming Events


Gary J. Gates - LGBT Demographics and the Public Square - April 17, 2014 from 12:00pm-1:00pm the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga Law School

This presentation will summarize the demographic characteristics of LGBT populations in the US and show how empirical evidence often contradicts popular perceptions about this community. The presentation will also consider how demographic and other LGBT-related social science research has effected public debate and discourse related to public policy issues effecting the LGBT community.

"MEET & GREET" with Gary J. Gates - April 17, 2014 from 10:30am-11:30am in Crosby's Road to Bali

PRESENTATION - "LGBT DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE"April 17, 2014 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at GU Law School Barbieri Court Room

Lunch is provided! Please RSVP* by April 11, 2014 to lgbt@gonzaga.edu  *please list any food restrictions

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Gary J. Gates is a recognized expert on the demography of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. He co-authored "The Gay and Lesbian Atlas" and publishes extensively on the demographic, geographic, and economic characteristics of the LGBT population. Many national and international media outlets regularly feature his work.


Robyn Ochs - Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality - Feb. 18, 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Foley Teleconference Center

This program explores the landscape of sexual orientation, and how we "map" sexual orientation. People are complicated and, like snowflakes, no two people are exactly alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the complexity of attraction and more.

Robyn Ochs is a national speaker, award-winning advocate, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women quarterly. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural, and LGBTQ anthologies, and she has taught courses on LGBTQ history and politics. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, 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.


Transgender Day of Remembrance - Nov. 20 11am-4pm - Crosby Main Lounge

Tuesday, November 20, 2013 is the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This is an annual event to help bring about awareness, education, and support to the Transgender Community. TDOR is a day to memorialize those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender fear and hatred. Around the world communities plan vigils to remember those who have died in the previous year. In hopes of bringing awareness to an often forgotten about community, The LGBT Resource Center will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance event at Gonzaga on November 20, 2013 in the Crosby Student Center. Staff and volunteers will be in Crosby from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM to answer questions, provide information, and memorialize those who have lost their lives because of who they were. Please stop by our table and grab a ribbon and brochure, watch a video, read a poster, and show your support!




Safe Space Training - Nov. 19 2pm- 4pm - Crosby Road to Utopia

Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of finding persons supportive of LGBT people. The Safe Space Program strives to provide a way for supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. The program advances Gonzaga University's goal of creating a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Everyone who completes Safe Space training and signs the Ally Pledge receives a Safe Space sign to display in their office, classroom, or residence hall room. Every time you see the Safe Space sign, you know allies are close by.

Faculty & Staff Session
WHEN: Nov. 19, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Crosby Road to Utopia


Movie and FREE Pizza Night at the LGBT Resource Center -  Nov.1, 2013 at 7pm - Upstairs at the Unity Mulicultural Education Center (UMEC)

Join the LGBT Resource Center for movie night! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, have some free pizza, and watch an awesome movie!


Sister Outsider Poetry - Oct. 8, 2013 7:00pm - Wolff Auditorium Jepson

Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman perform, write, and facilitate poetry workshops focusing on identity, creative expression, and social justice, among other topics. Through spoken word they connect deeply personal stories to a diverse range of social and political issues. They write their "otherness" into the center and encourage others, particularly those in marginalized communities, to do the same. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, these two artists and educators, come together under one vision.

Dominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She holds three national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam, including the 2012 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion. She is presently the only person to have held two national titles at one time. Her work is greatly influenced by her family's legacy in the Civil Rights Movement; her grandfather was a Hall of Famer in the Negro Leagues, while her aunt was one of the Little Rock Nine. She has always known she was a colored girl. Her writing is a celebration of that. 

Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, lyricist, and educator, whose multi-cultural upbringing inspires her to explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the "in-between-ness" that exists in us all. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, and a 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her poem "Dear Straight People" went viral after being featured on Upworthy, and has over 300,000 views on Youtube. As a queer, mixed, latina woman from a multi-cultural background who pushes gender norms, her work is about claiming the power to wear multiple identities proudly, and to wear them however we wish. Her poetry is a celebration of difference, and centers around loving the parts of ourselves that do not fit neatly into dominant social categories.

Welcome Reception - Oct. 8 4pm-5pm at the Women's & Gender Studies House

Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, UMEC, Women's & Gender Studies, BSU, GSBA, Housing & Residence Life, Parent & Family Programs

Admission is free. All are welcome!


Mass of Compassion - Oct. 3, 2013 9:00pm - St. Michael's Chapel in Kennedy (Boone Street side of Kennedy)

The Mass of Compassion is a mass specifically designed to reach out to all people of every sexual orientation and gender expression. It is a mass of love, friendship, sympathy, humility, and hope. During this mass, we will recognize the discrimination towards the LGBTQ community and create compassion for a better future. Please join the LGBT Resource Center, University Ministry, and HERO: A Gay-Straight Alliance at this community event. All religious affliations are welcome, as are all identitites, orientations, and expressions. The mass will be presided by Fr. Clancy.


Safe Space Training

Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of finding persons supportive of LGBT people. The Safe Space Program strives to provide a way for supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. The program advances Gonzaga University's goal of creating a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Everyone who completes Safe Space training and signs the Ally Pledge receives a Safe Space sign to display in their office, classroom, or residence hall room. Every time you see the Safe Space sign, you know allies are close by.

Student Training Session
WHEN:Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: College Hall Room 203

Faculty & Staff Session
WHEN: Thursday Oct. 3, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
WHERE: Rosauers Room 112


Welcome to GU Social - FREE PIZZA: Sept. 13, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff are invited to the LGBT Resource Center's "Welcome to GU Social" for an afternoon of free pizza, friends, and fun. Help us welcome our new and returning students and meet the Resource Center's staff. Free pizza will be served from 4:00pm - 6:00pm on Friday September 13, 2013 at the Unity Multicultural Center (UMEC) located at 730 E. Boone (corner of Boone & Cincinnati). All are welcome!


Past Events

End of the Year BBQ: May 3, 2013  4:00pm - 7:00pm

The LGBT Resource Center is hosting an end of the year BBQ to say farewell to the graduating senoirs from our community. Please join us at UMEC located across from the COG.


Always Our Children Retreat: April 5 - 7, 2013

This weekend retreat is open to Gonzaga students who are part of the LGBTQA campus community. This retreat gives students an opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues, and listen to people's stories in a safe and open environment. This retreat is intended as a way to accept the gift of one's own sexuality and show that each individual is one of God's children.



Safe Space Training

Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of finding persons supportive of LGBT people. The Safe Space Program strives to provide a way for supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. The program advances Gonzaga University's goal of creating a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Everyone who completes Safe Space training and signs the Ally Pledge receives a Safe Space sign to display in their office, classroom, or residence hall room. Every time you see the Safe Space sign, you know allies are close by.

Student Training Session
WHEN: Feb. 19. 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: College Hall Room 133

Faculty & Staff Session
WHEN: Feb. 22, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
WHERE: Crosby Road to Bali



Movie Night at the LGBT Resource Center - 7:00 pm Feb. 15, 2013 - Upstairs at the Unity Mulicultural Education Center (UMEC)

Join the LGBT Resource Center for movie night! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, have some free snacks, and watch an awesome movie - "Pariah."



Transgender Day of Remembrance - 11:00am-4:00pm November 20, 2012 - Crosby Student Center

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 is the 14th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This is an annual event to help bring about awareness, education, and support to the Transgender Community. TDOR is a day to memorialize those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender fear and hatred. Around the world communities plan vigils to remember those who have died in the previous year. In hopes of bringing awareness to an often forgotten about community, The LGBT Resource Center will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance event at Gonzaga on November 20, 2012 in the Crosby Student Center. Staff and volunteers will be in Crosby from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM to answer questions, provide information, and memorialize those who have lost their lives because of who they were. Please stop by our table and grab a ribbon and brochure, watch a video, read a poster, and show your support!

 

TRANS: The Movie - A viewing and discussion with Erica Fields - 7:00pm November 15, 2012 - Foley Teleconference Center

Erica Fields is a nationally respected transgender educator and Gonzaga alumna whose story was recently documented in the award winning film "TRANS-The Movie" Please join us for a viewing of the film followed by a discussion with Erica Fields.

Welcome Reception for Erica Fields

The Women's and Gender Studies will be hosting a reception for Erica at the women's and Gender Studies House from 4-5 pm on Thursday November, 15 ,2012. Please join us in welcoming Erica back to Gonzaga.


Trans 102 - 7:00 pm November 8, 2012 - Jepson 006

Did you leave Trans 101 wanting to learn more? Then join the LGBT Resource Center and the Transgendered Speaker's Bureau for an in-depth panel discusion and Q & A session. Topics will include the transitioning process, from both a theoretical and lived-experience perspective, general medical needs, and specific medical concerns of transgendered people. Come learn how you can support this awesome community. All are welcome!


Charlene Strong: A Discussion on Marriage Equality - 7:00 pm October 29, 2012 - Gonzaga Law School Barbieri Courtroom

Charlene Strong is a nationally respected advocate for social justice and civil rights issues including marriage equality and non-discrimination policies. Charlene is the subject of the award-winning documentary, "for my wife..." which tells the story of how she turned her personal tragedy into a life mission to advocate for equality and social justice. Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Charlene to the prestigious Washington State Human Rights Commission; she is currently serving a new five-year term. Charlene's advocacy for equality has taken her to The White House for a private meeting with President Obama and other dignitaries to discuss marriage equality. She is a widely published writer and sought after speaker, presenting to universities, companies, public forums, nonprofits, and government agencies across the country including the CIA, the Washington State legislature, and the World Affairs Council.
This program is sponsored by Gonzaga's LGBT Resource Center, University Ministry, and Women's & Gender Studies. For more information please contact Jaime Hollis at hollis@gonzaga.edu


Trans 101 - 7:00 pm October 11, 2012 - Jepson 006

Are you curious how the "T" relates to the "LGB"? Then join us on "National Coming Out Day" for an evening with Spokane's Transgendered Speaker's Bureau to learn more about what it means to be transgendered and ways to be an ally to this awesome community. Topics will include gender and sexuality, expression and identity, and any questions you may have. All are welcome!


The Mass of Compassion - 9:10 pm October 4, 2012 - Student Chapel College Hall (3rd floor)

The Mass of Compassion is a mass specifically designed to include all people of every sexual orientation. It is a mass of love, friendship, sympathy, and hope. During the mass we will recognize the discrimination towards the LGBT community and create compassion for a better future. Please join the LGBT Resource Center, University Ministry, and HERO at this community driven event. All religious affiliations are welcome!


Movie & Free Pizza Night at the LGBT Resource Center - 7:00 pm October 5, 2012 - Upstairs at the Unity Mulicultural Education Center (UMEC)

Join the LGBT Resource Center for the first movie night of the year....and grab some free pizza too! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, have some free pizza, and watch an awesome movie - If These Walls Could talk 2






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