COVID 19 Message

In the Pride Center, we strive to provide excellent care for students, faculty, and staff. Despite COVID 19, the pride center will still be open! Ready to provide you with socially distanced, and virtual support. A big part of our role on campus is to be present with people. Please do not hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or share concerns. Send emails to  pridecenter@uwlax.edu or wvanroosenbeek@uwlax.edu  

Please take care of yourself and thank you for your patience!

 

If you're interested in our most current events, check out our  Instagram @uwlpridecenter or My Orgs


Spring 2022

Rainbow Unity:

Every Tuesday at 7pm in the Pride Center

Check Instagram for weekly updates on what we are doing!

Transform:

Every Thursday at 6pm in the Pride Center

Check Instagram for weekly updates on what we are doing!

February

Valentine's Day Without Romance:

Tuesday, February 15 at 4pm in Centennial Hall 2305

Learn more about different kinds of love, types of attraction, and what else you can do to celebrate relationships that aren't inherently romantic.

Queer Coffee:

Wednesday, February 16 at 8am in Union 3130

We welcome all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff to join us! Bring your coffee and we will provide a morning treat. Come meet fellow staff and have fun!

Ally Training:

Thursday, February 17 at 4pm in Centennial Hall 2305

Faculty, staff, & students are welcome to join the Peer Educators for this Ally Workshop! Want to update your knowledge or attend for the first time? All are welcome to learn how to support their LGBTQ+ family, friends, students, and peers.

Queer Cinema:

Mama Gloria

Chicago's Black transgender icon, Gloria Allen, blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. Emerging from Chicago's South Side drag ball culture in the 1960s, Gloria overcame traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community. This documentary is not only a portrait of a legend but also a celebration of unconditional love. 

Wednesday, February 23 at 7pm in the Union Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

Watch the trailer here.

March

Queer Night at the Rec:

Tuesday, March 1 at 7pm

We will be playing KICKBALL

Ally Training:

Tuesday, March 1 at 4pm in Centennial Hall 2305

Faculty, staff, & students are welcome to join the Peer Educators for this Ally Workshop! Want to update your knowledge or attend for the first time? All are welcome to learn how to support their LGBTQ+ family, friends, students and peers. 

Bi & Beyond:

Friday, March 4 at 2pm in Union 3130

A gathering for bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, and fluid people to find community and support. 

Queer Coffee:

Wednesday, March 16 at 8am in Union 2310

We welcome all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff to join us! Bring your coffee and we will provide a morning treat. Come meet fellow staff and have some fun!!

Transgender Ally Training:

Thursday, March 24 from 3:00-4:30pm

Centennial 1404

Want to learn how to be an ally to the trans community? Join us for a specialized ally workshop focusing on supporting trans, nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people. 

Queer Cinema Presents:  

Disclosure

Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm in the Student Union Theatre

Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.

Watch the trailer here.

Trans Day of Visibility:

Trans Student Panel

Thursday, March 31 at 4pm in Centennial 2305

April

18th Annual Drag Show:

Saturday, April 2 at 7pm in the Bluffs, Student Union

UWL Annual Drag Show is back!!

Theme: Decades!!!!

Tickets go on sale March 14!!!! Buy tickets here.

Queer Art Show:

Saturday, April 2 in the Bluffs

Check out the artwork of 8 queer student artists!! 

Social Justice Week: Adam Maurer

Monday, April 4 from 4-6pm in the Student Union 3105

Adam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, will be meeting with UWL students and Upward Bound participants about identity. He will discuss how LGBTQ+ people are taught to feel shame which can create numerous challenges for them in personal and professional paths. Adam will help students recognize shame and offer ways to slay it. Special attention will be paid to folx who hold multiple identities that have been marginalized in dominant culture. Students will have an opportunity to submit questions anonymously as well as ask questions during his presentation.

Queer Night at the Rec:

Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm

We will be doing YOGA!

Queer in STEM

Monday April 11 & Wednesday April 13 from 1-4pm in the Union table near Sonos

Learn about LGBTQ+ people and their contributions to the STEM fields. 

Ally Training:

Tuesday, April 12 at 4pm in Centennial Hall 2305

Faculty, staff, & students are welcome to join the Peer Educators for this Ally Workshop! Want to update your knowledge or attend for the first time? All are welcome to learn how to support their LGBTQ+ family, friends, students, and peers.

Queer Coffee:

Wednesday, March 20 at 8am in Union 3130

We welcome all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff to join us! Bring your coffee and we will provide a morning treat. Come meet fellow staff and have some fun!!

The Dragavangelist, Ms. Penny Cost

Thursday, April 21 at 6pm in the Student Union E-Cafe

Ms. Penny Cost (She/Her/Hers) is not your average, everyday, bless-your-hearting church-lady! Making World History in 2021, Ms. Penny is the first Drag Queen to ever become a Certified Candidate for Ordained Ministry within the United Methodist Church. Her lively, classy, yet comedically raunchy artistry is rooted in a love for community engagement and philanthropic advancement. Ms. Penny will discuss unpacking holy trauma and healing through drag!

Following Ms. Penny's talk will be a meet & greet for LGBTQIA+ students in Union 3105

Rainbow Graduation:

Wednesday, April 27 at 5pm in Student Union 3310

Join us to celebrate our May and December 2022 LGBTQ+ graduates!!!

Queer Cinema:

P.S. Burn the Letters

Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm in the Union theater

A box of letters, held in secret for nearly 60 years, ignites a 5-year exploration into a part of LGBT history that has never been told. The letters open a window into a forgotten world where being yourself meant breaking the law and where the penalties for "masquerading" as a woman were swift and severe. The government sought to destroy them, then history tried to erase them, now they tell their story for the first time. 

Watch the trailer here.

May

Queer Night at the Rec:

Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm

We will be ROCK CLIMBING!

Queer Coffee:

Wednesday, May 18 at 8am in Union 3130

We welcome all LGBTQ+ faculty and staff to join us! Bring your coffee and we will provide a morning treat. Come meet fellow staff and have some fun!!


Fall 2022

September

Welcome Social:

Ally Training:

Queer Cinema Presents: 

October

Campus Presentation: 

Ally Training:

National Coming Out Day:

October 11, 11am-2pm at the Clocktower

MBLGTACC:

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC)

October 21-22, Columbus, Ohio

More details coming soon!!

Queer Cinema:

November

Campus Presentation: 

Ally Training:

Trans Day of Remembrance:

Queer Cinema:

December

World AIDS Day: 


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