The Center participates in a number of annual pride and visibility observances that uplift LGBTIQA+ identities. We celebrate some of these identities on different dates than their national and international observances as needed to make them more accessible to the Carolina community.
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.
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. Feel free to bring your affirming friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
This award recognizes contributions to or advocacy on behalf of LGBTIQA+ communities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Individuals who have contributed in one or more of the following ways are eligible for consideration:
Elevated the status of LGBTIQ-identified persons and/or allies;
Helped to improve campus or community policies affecting LGBTIQ-identified persons;
Enhanced visibility and awareness of LGBTIQ issues.
Three awards will be given out; one to an undergraduate student, one to a graduate/professional student, and one to a faculty/staff member. The awardees will be honored at Lavender Graduation.
Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring graduating LGBTIQA+ identified students and their allies. It is a cultural celebration that acknowledges the achievements and contributions that students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions have made at Carolina. Recipients of the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award are announced during the ceremony. A catered reception will follow.