September at the LGBTQ Center: Bi Visibility and Pride Parade

September at the LGBTQ Center: Bi Visibility and Pride Parade

Highlights this month include Bisexual and Visibility, the Pride: Durham Parade, an LGBTQ Speaker Series event on Socioeconomic Status and Chronic Stress, and the first QTPOC + QGAPS social of the year.

 

TUESDAY 9/03

Trans Talk Tuesday

6:15pm - 7:15pm at Caribou Coffee, 1408 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Trans Talk Tuesday is a peer support/discussion group for people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or who are questioning their gender. This space is meant to provide community and connection among folks on the basis of gender identity.

The group is open to campus and community members that identify as transgender (in any respect), genderqueer, or who are questioning their gender identity or gender expression.

Facilitated by Anole Halper, MSW, MPH. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays year-round.

 

WEDNESDAY 9/04

Center After Dark

5:00pm - 8:00pm at the LGBTQ Center

Come by the LGBTQ Center Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm and 8:00pm for a casual social featuring games, crafts, and movies. The Center will provide free snacks - feel free to bring board games, add to the snack selection, and to invite your LGBTIQA+ or affirming friends.

Theme: (tabletop) game night!

 

THURSDAY 9/05

Confidential Drop-In Hours with Gender Violence Services Coordinators

3:00pm -5:00pm (1st and 3rd Thursdays) in the LGBTQ Center

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) provide confidential support and advocacy for all students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows of all backgrounds and identities who have experienced or have been impacted by gender-based violence or harassment before or during their time at Carolina.

All information disclosed within sessions is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone outside of the GVSCs without written permission.

 

FRIDAY 9/06

Safe Zone for Teaching Assistants

12:00pm -4:00pm in Dey Hall, Toy Lounge, 200 South Road

In this Safe Zone for Teaching Assistants, we will discuss strategies to create an inclusive classroom, go through scenarios you might encounter, and answer any questions you have. This is a great opportunity to learn how to be an ally to your students, to learn about resources available to LGBTIQA+ students, and to build skills around inclusion and advocacy that will be beneficial in future TA or professor roles. 

The LGBTQ Center does not provide refreshments during the training, but please feel free to bring a meal or snack. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Erin Case at erincase@live.unc.edu

 

QGAPS Social

6:00pm - 7:30pm at Vecino Brewing Co. in Carrboro

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join!

Hosted by Erin Case (she/her/hers).

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Erin Case, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at erincase@live.unc.edu.

 

TUESDAY 9/10

Safe Zone with STEM Pride

2:00pm -6:00pm in 2004 Marsico Hall

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four-hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

In this safe zone, we will specifically discuss the intersections of LGBTQ identity and the STEM fields.

 

WEDNESDAY 9/11

Center After Dark

5:00pm - 8:00pm at the LGBTQ Center

Come by the LGBTQ Center Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm and 8:00pm for a casual social featuring games, crafts, and movies. The Center will provide free snacks - feel free to bring board games, add to the snack selection, and to invite your LGBTIQA+ or affirming friends.

Theme: arts and crafts!

 

Center Ambassadors Mtg

5:30pm - 6:30pm at the SASB South 3314 (across from Center)

Do you love meeting new people? Do you have ideas or suggestions about LGBTQ Center programming? Are you interested in helping to raise campus awareness of LGBTQ identities and communities?

If so, you might be a great fit for the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors program. As an ambassador, you will:

  • brainstorm with Center staff to come up with programs and events;
  • help design promotional and educational materials;
  • help create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Center After Dark, the Pit, and other Center events

 

THURSDAY 9/12

Standard Safe Zone

5:00pm - 9:00pm. Register for location details.

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four-hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The LGBTQ Center does not provide refreshments during the training, but please feel free to bring a meal or snack.

 

QGAPS QTPOC Social

6:00pm - 7:30pm at Carolina Coffee Shop

QTPOC Grad/Prof Student Gathering is an event for graduate and professional students of color who identify as LGBTQIA+. Come out to get to know other QTPOC on Thursday, September 12th! Appetizers will be provided.

Hosted by Mariel Eaves (they/them/theirs)

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Erin Case, Gradate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at erincase@live.unc.edu.

 

TUESDAY 9/17

Trans Talk Tuesday

6:15pm - 7:15pm at Caribou Coffee, 1408 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Trans Talk Tuesday is a peer support/discussion group for people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or who are questioning their gender. This space is meant to provide community and connection among folks on the basis of gender identity.

The group is open to campus and community members that identify as transgender (in any respect), genderqueer, or who are questioning their gender identity or gender expression.

Facilitated by Anole Halper, MSW, MPH. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays year-round.

 

WEDNESDAY 9/18

Center After Dark

5:00pm - 8:00pm at the LGBTQ Center

Come by the LGBTQ Center Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm and 8:00pm for a casual social featuring games, crafts, and movies. The Center will provide free snacks - feel free to bring board games, add to the snack selection, and to invite your LGBTIQA+ or affirming friends.

Theme: movie night!

 

THURSDAY 9/19

(Cancelled) Confidential Drop-In Hours with Gender Violence Services Coordinators

3:00pm -5:00pm (1st and 3rd Thursdays) in the LGBTQ Center

The Gender Violence Services Coordinators (GVSCs) provide confidential support and advocacy for all students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows of all backgrounds and identities who have experienced or have been impacted by gender-based violence or harassment before or during their time at Carolina.

All information disclosed within sessions is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone outside of the GVSCs without written permission.

 

QGAPS Social

6:00pm - 7:30pm at Mellow Mushroom Chapel Hill

QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students. It's a chance for folks to connect, come together, and build community. Friends and family are welcome to join!

Hosted by Erin Case (she/her/hers).

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Erin Case, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at erincase@live.unc.edu.

 

MONDAY 9/23

Illustration of the bisexual pride flag (pink, purple, and blue) on a dark purple background with white text that says:International Bisexuality Day at Carolina: Monday, September 23, 2019.

Bisexual Visibility by The Pit

11am – 1pm in front of Lenoir Dining Hall

Join the Center Ambassadors as we celebrate Bisexual history, community, culture, and people! Take a photo with the Bisexual Flag, win candy or prizes for answering a trivia question from the Bisexual Ally Wheel, learn about influential Bisexual people, grab some swag, or just stop by to chat between classes.

 

“Birates” Bisexual Social

6:00pm – 8:00pm at Cobb Game Room

If you identify as part of the Bisexual community, you and your affirming loved ones are invited to join us in celebrating Bisexual pride by making your own “birate” flags. The Center will provide free dinner and cake. Meet new people or hang out in the introvert corner! If you require accommodations to participate, please contact us.

 

Socioeconomic Status and Chronic Stress

12:30pm – 1:30pm at the Graduate Student Center

LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series presents: "Socioeconomic Status and Chronic Stress: New Opportunities to Understand Sexual and Gender Minority Health" by Dr. Carolyn Halpern, professor and chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health

Socioeconomic status (SES) is a fundamental contributor to health and disease across the life course, but its implications for sexual and gender minority health are not well-studied - largely due to data limitations.

In this presentation, Dr. Carolyn Halpern will describe an ongoing project that will collect new national data about formative experiences specific to sexual orientation and behavior, as well as gender development and expression for individuals who have been followed for more than 20 years. We will also enhance existing prospective information about SES and determinants of SES among sexual and gender minorities and cisgender heterosexuals.

Lunch will be provided! Please register using the ticket link below to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Erin Case, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, at erincase@live.unc.edu.

 

TUESDAY 9/24

Faculty and Staff Mixer

12:00pm – 1:30pm at Top of The Hill (TOPO)

LGBTIQA+ folks who work for the University in ANY capacity are welcome join the LGBTQ Center once per month to enjoy casual conversation, build relationships, and support one another.

To increase accessibility for more schedules and shifts, we’ll meet at midday on odd months and in the evening on even months. Feel free to bring your affirming friends, colleagues, and loved ones.

 

WEDNESDAY 9/25

Center After Dark

5:00pm - 8:00pm at the LGBTQ Center

Come by the LGBTQ Center Wednesday evenings between 5:00pm and 8:00pm for a casual social featuring games, crafts, and movies. The Center will provide free snacks - feel free to bring board games, add to the snack selection, and to invite your LGBTIQA+ or affirming friends.

Theme: Playstation gaming; we will also have supplies available to make posters for Pride!

 

Center Ambassadors Mtg

5:30pm - 6:30pm at the SASB South 3314 (across from Center)

Do you love meeting new people? Do you have ideas or suggestions about LGBTQ Center programming? Are you interested in helping to raise campus awareness of LGBTQ identities and communities?

If so, you might be a great fit for the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors program. As an ambassador, you will:

  • brainstorm with Center staff to come up with programs and events;
  • help design promotional and educational materials;
  • help create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Center After Dark, the Pit, and other Center events

 

FRIDAY 9/27

Standard Safe Zone

10:00am - 2:00pm. Register for location details.

Safe Zone is a program designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The four-hour educational session provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The LGBTQ Center does not provide refreshments during the training, but please feel free to bring a meal or snack.

 

SATURDAY 9/28

Pride: Durham, NC Logo

Join us in the Pride Parade!

10:30am - 12:30pm at Duke University's East Campus

(Navigate using 1304 Campus Drive, Durham NC 27708)

Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.

To participate with us in the Pride Parade, find the LGBTQ Center's float by 10:30am. The parade willl run until 12:30pm. RSVP on HeelLife and/or join our GroupMe to make sure you get updates about where to meet!