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.
Queer Graduate and Professional Students (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. Feel free to come for as long or as little as you are able. There is no pressure to purchase anything if you can't or don't want to.
Affirming friends and loved ones are welcome to join!
Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring Sexuality Studies minors, 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. Recipients of the LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award are announced during the ceremony. A catered reception will follow.
The 2018-2019 Ceremony will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm in Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
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.