Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Out to Lunch with Allies:
Out to Lunch with Allies is a monthly series hosted and presented by the Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center staff. These discussions focus on building community over a mean, learning about an LGBTQ+ topic via a brief presentation, and discussing experiences, feelings, ideas, and opinions about that topic at tables of students, staff, and faculty.
They are held on the 1st Monday of the Month from 12-1pm in Hemmingson 314A. Next dates are Oct 3rd, Nov 7th 2022.
LGBTQ+ Speaker Series
Bringing diverse LGBTQ+ experts to campus provides a platform for guest lecturers, spoken word poets, and students within our community to share their stories and experiences. Some guests we've brought to campus including: Helen Zia, Chris Kluwe, J Mase III, Cecelia LaPointe, Robyn Ochs, Ebo Barton, Elle Hearns, and Dr. Heather White.
Our Next Speaker: Tuesday, Sept 20th 2022 6PM Hemmingson Auditorium. Michael O'Loughlin, author of Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear
LGBTQ+ films and documentaries can show aspects of the LGBTQ+ community we may not have previously known about or view points/experiences not explored. Through the artistic medium of recording we can see history and contemporary issues explored in emotional, creative, and engaging ways. Films previously shown by Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center include: The Trans List, Moonlight, Love Simon, Screaming Queens, Paris is Burning, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, and Carol.
Be on the lookout for a trip to see the fall movie Bros!
Lavender Graduation is an annual graduation ceremony conducted each spring at Gonzaga University to honor LGBTQ+ students and acknowledge their accomplishments and contributions to campus. Lavender Graduation is an informal complement to an institution's formal commencement ceremony, rather than a replacement.
The first Lavender Graduation was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, who was motivated to organize the first event because there were no ceremonies to honor LGBTQ+ students. The first Lavender Graduation took place at the University of Michigan in 1995 with three graduates. Today, over 200 colleges and universities offer lavender graduation ceremonies for their students.