Graduate and Professional Students

Notice: Pride Week 2020 Canceled

In light of the guidance that the University has sent out around COVID-19, the LGBTQ Center has made the decision to cancel Pride Week. While we are very disappointed to lose this chance to celebrate LGBTQ identity and community, we are also sensitive to the importance of social distancing in preserving the health of as many members of our community as possible.


Pride Week at Carolina will be April 6 – 13, 2021 

The LGBTQ Center is partnering with other campus organizations to host Pride Week at Carolina from April 6th to 13th, 2021. 

Pride Week at Carolina is a partnership between the LGBTQ Center, student organizations, University departments, and community organizations to host events that center themes of history, inclusion, intersectionality, expression, and advocacy within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities.  

In alignment with the University moving to Condition 2 due to impending inclement winter weather, the LGBTQ Center is canceling programs for today: Thursday, February 18th. We hope that you and yours are able to stay safe and warm.

Carolina’s first-ever Queer MiniCon on October 9 and 13, 2020 showcases LGBTQIA+ research, art, literature, and lived experiences at North Carolina colleges and universities  

Book Club BannerThe LGBTQ Center Book Club is a twice-monthly meeting of lit nerds and casual readers who love to discuss books, fanfic, and other readings with LGBTQIA+ themes. 

The LGBTQ Center, in partnership with The Graduate School Diversity and Student Success, is seeking a Graduate & Professional Student Program Coordinator for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


    Lavender Graduation is a commencement ceremony honoring graduating LGBTIQA+ and allied students. 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 Awards are announced during the ceremony.

    This program is co-sponsored by the Program in Sexuality Studies and the Provost Committee for LGBTQ Life.

    (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.

    QGAPS Social is a bi-monthly gathering for LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students.

    QGAPS + QTPOC Social is a monthly gathering for Black, Indigenous, and graduate/professional students of color who identify as LGBTIQA+. 

    Trans Talk Tuesday is a year-round 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.