Celebrate Pride Month by supporting the UNC LGBTQ Center today. Though we have been working remotely during the past few months, we have still been providing vital educational and direct support programs to the Carolina community. Your participation today will enable us to continue conducting educational presentations and offering direct support to students, faculty, and staff at Carolina.
In the Fall of 2019, we operated entirely on donor contributions. During that time, we educated 1,554 people through our Safe Zone and LGBTQ 101 trainings and provided community connections for 1,083 people.
In its second year, Pride Week at Carolina boasted over 25 events and even more collaborating student organizations and campus units. Though canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year's celebration represented an ever broadening campus commitment to centering, funding, and showing up for LGBTIQA+ campus members and initiatives.
2020 Advocacy Award Recipients
These awards recognize contributions to or advocacy on behalf of LGBTIQA+ communities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We are pleased to announce the following recipients:
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs brought messages of love, care, freedom, and bravery from the lives of Black LGBTQ ancestors.
Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a self-identified Queer Black Trouble-Maker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist who walks in the legacy of Black lady school teachers in post-slavery communities who offered sacred educational space to the intergenerational newly free. As the first person to do archival research in the papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Lucille Clifton while achieving her Ph.D. in English, Africana Studies, and Women’s Studies at Duke University, she honors the lives and creative works of Black feminist geniuses as sacred texts for all people. Her work functions as oracle, balm, and sacred space for those who are traditionally excluded from narrative and institutions of knowledge.
Share your post-graduation plans or update us on milestones in your life! With your consent, we will use this information to highlight the achievements of LGBTIQA+ graduates and to compile a resource directory for current Carolina students.