LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series

LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series

(Formerly Graduate Speaker Series) LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series is a program of QGAPS (Queer Graduate and Professional Students), a collaboration between the LGBTQ Center and the Graduate School's Program for Diversity & Student Success, with the goal to share the work of graduate & professional students, faculty, and local professionals conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Upcoming Events:

"Don't tell me it gets better. Make it better"--Addressing the Needs and Challenges of LGBTQ Students

Friday, January 31st 1-2 PM at the Graduate Student Center, ​211A W Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(Please Contact Us if you require any reasonable accommodations for any Speaker Series events.)


Past Events: 

  • When the Political Becomes Personal: Discussing LGBTQ+ Issues and Politics in Therapy - Kimberly Pentel, M.A.

  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals: Changing the Conversation Around Suicide - Dana M. Cea

  • Foucault Must Be Defended? Race, AIDS, and the Origins of Homonationalism - Travis Alexander
  • Biracial and Multiracial LGBQ Undergraduate Student Leader Experiences - Bobby Kuntsman
  • Queer Classrooms: Leaky, Joyful, Creative - Nicole Castro
  • Tbe Battle Over Marriage: Messaging Strategies of Proponents and Opponents of Marriage Equality - Dr. Rhonda Gibson
  • Nicaraguan Legacies: Advances and Setbacks in Feminist and LGBTQ Activism - Dr. Florence Babb


Sign Up to Become a Speaker

If you are conducting LGBTQ-related research and are interested in presenting as part of this series in the 2018-2019 school year, please complete this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.