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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 researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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.

Please contact our Grad and Professional Student Program Coordinator at if you require any reasonable accommodations for any GSS events. 

Fall 2018 Events:

  • September 28, 2018: Performativity and Phasers: Homophobia in Fanfiction with Dr. April S. Callis


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