Events

Aug
17
6:30 pm18:30

Intercollegiate Career Networking Event for LGBTQA Students & Alumni

  • Empire Wealth Strategies

COST: No cost.
ATTIRE: Business casual (or attire appropriate for your industry of interest, to make a good first impression)
RSVP: Please RSVP at http://btgala.tigernet.princeton.edu/EventRSVP by noon the day of the event to be on the guest list with security. Bring photo id. Walk-ins accommodated, but call or text Shawn Cowls at 917-696-1763 if you have difficulty getting into the building.

LGBT alumni, recent grads, and undergraduate and graduate/professional students are invited to attend a networking event. Whether you are contemplating graduate or professional school, thinking about changing jobs, interested in mentoring or just meeting new LGBT contacts, this event can be helpful to you. The format will begin with career field sector introduction groups, an "open mic" for self-introductions, then open mingling, light refreshments, casual conversations and networking.

More details: http://btgala.tigernet.princeton.edu/170817NYC

All Ivy League, Seven Sisters, NYU, Stanford, Duke, UVA, U Chicago, Georgetown, Ithaca College, Northwestern, Amherst, USC & Emory friends invited as well as friends and loved ones from other schools. (register under "professionals"). Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Thanks to co-hosts Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GSC and Columbia Pride! Special thanks to Empire Wealth Strategies for hosting the event and providing refreshments!
 


Jun
3
Jun 4

Reunions: BTGALA LGBTQ+ "After the Tents" Reunions Dance Party

  • Carl Fields Center (formerly Elm Club)

It's our famous end of Reunions dance - a hugely popular event. We will be once again in the beautiful Carl Fields Center. It's where everyone will be, so come and join us! RSVPs aren't required, but they will speed up entry to the dance. Princeton University Campus Safety requires that we close the bar at 2AM, but the event will continue until 3AM. RSVP: To help us plan and have a great event, registration is required for the dance either in advance or on entry to the dance. To save time at the door, please fill out our RSVP Form at http://btgala.tigernet.princeton.edu/EventRSVP by Wednesday, May 31st.

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA

Jun
3
4:00 pm16:00

Reunions: LGBTQ+ Alumni Post-P-Rade Reception & BTGALA Annual Meeting

  • LGBT Center (Frist 246)

Join us for a post-PRade reception for LGBTQ+ alumni and our families and friends! Hear about what FFR/Princeton BTGALA has been up to this past year, both with alumni activities, the impact we have had on education at Princeton University. We expect to have President Christopher Eisgruber join us! 

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA and the LGBT Center

Jun
2
9:00 pm21:00

Reunions: BTGALA LGBTQ+ Alumni Welcome Reception

  • Shultz Dining Room in Robertson Hall (Woodrow Wilson School building)

Note: this venue is new for us! 

Catch up with classmates and make new friends at Princeton BTGALA's alumni welcome reception.

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA

Jun
2
3:00 pm15:00

Reunions: Race Relations and Diversity: Impacts of Today's Political Climate on Vulnerable Children and Families- A panel discussion

  • Carl A. Fields Center

Since Inauguration Day, a flurry of executive orders and cabinet appointments, along with the Republican majority in Congress, foreshadows dramatic changes that will  impact vulnerable children and their families in significantly negative ways. Reduced affordable housing, parental deportations, immigration bans, cutbacks in free and reduced price meals, Medicaid cuts, education vouchers that reduce funds available for public schools, limited access to healthcare, and an increase in xenophobia are some of these challenges. What does it mean for vulnerable families and how can average citizens be supportive and engaged to help those in need?

Moderator: Sheryl WuDunn *88, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, entrepreneur and best selling author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity and Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Trustee of Princeton University. 

Panelists: 

Yessica Martinez '15, winner of the 2015 Pyne Prize, co-founder of the Princeton DREAM Team, PP55 Fellow at Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Dan-el Padilla Peralta '06, Assistant Professor of Classics and author of Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

Kavita N. Ramdas *88 P16, Feminist Activist and Philanthropic Advisor, formerly with the Global Fund for Women and the Ford Foundation

Margarita Rosa, Esq. ’74, P07, Former Executive Director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and The Grand Street Settlement, former New York State Commissioner of Human Rights. Trustee of Princeton University

Sarah Tantillo, Ed.D ’87, educational consultant, author and former founding Director of the New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association. Board Chair Princeton-Blairstown Center 

Sponsored by the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni, Black Graduate Caucus, Department of African American Studies, Graduate Women of Color Caucus, Hidden Minority Council, Latino Graduate Student Association, Princeton-Blairstown Center, Princeton Latinos, Princeton Latinos Y Amigos, Program in Latino Studies, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, the Princeton Progressive, the Princeton University LGBT Center, the Women’s Center.

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Reunions: LGBTQIA+ Open House at the LGBT Center

  • LGBT Center (Frist 246)

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Center invites all LGBTQIA alumni and allies for coffee and sweets. Please come by to see our fabulous space. Staff will be on hand to talk with you about LGBTQIA life on campus and how Princeton has evolved into a top institution for LGBTQIA students.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

GSS Book Club - "A Body, Undone" by Christina Crosby
May
18
12:00 pm12:00

GSS Book Club - "A Body, Undone" by Christina Crosby

  • 113 Dickinson Hall

In the early evening on October 1, 2003, Christina Crosby was three miles into a seventeen mile bicycle ride, intent on reaching her goal of 1,000 miles for the riding season. She was a respected senior professor of English who had celebrated her fiftieth birthday a month before. As she crested a hill, she caught a branch in the spokes of her bicycle, which instantly pitched her to the pavement. Her chin took the full force of the blow, and her head snapped back. In that instant, she was paralyzed.
 
In A Body, Undone, Crosby puts into words a broken body that seems beyond the reach of language and understanding. She writes about a body shot through with neurological pain, disoriented in time and space, incapacitated by paralysis and deadened sensation. To address this foreign body, she calls upon the readerly pleasures of narrative, critical feminist and queer thinking, and the concentrated language of lyric poetry. Working with these resources, she recalls her 1950s tomboy ways in small-town, rural Pennsylvania, and records growing into the 1970s through radical feminism and the affirmations of gay liberation.

Deeply unsentimental, Crosby communicates in unflinching prose the experience of "diving into the wreck" of her body to acknowledge grief, and loss, but also to recognize the beauty, fragility, and dependencies of all human bodies. A memoir that is a meditation on disability, metaphor, gender, sex, and love, A Body, Undone is a compelling account of living on, as Crosby rebuilds her body and fashions a life through writing, memory, and desire.
 
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE RSVP TO voelcker@princeton.edu.

Lavender Graduation
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Lavender Graduation

  • Chancellor Green Rotunda

This ceremony will honor graduating students and recognize the leadership within our community. If you are a graduating student who would like to participate, please contact the LGBT Center at lgbt@princeton.edu.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

Queering the Color Line
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Queering the Color Line

  • Carl A. Fields Center

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in and have dinner, which is provided.

Sponsored by the Fields Center, Frist Programs Office, LGBT Center, and Women’s Center

Class of 2017 Happy Hour
Apr
28
5:00 pm17:00

Class of 2017 Happy Hour

  • LGBT Center (Frist 246)

Catch up with classmates, unwind, and celebrate your senior year. Enjoy refreshments and appetizers at the LGBT Center. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and (lots of) food will be served. Please bring your PUID and a valid 21+ ID.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Undergraduate Student Government Diversity & Equity Committee

Apr
27
9:00 am09:00

Princeton Preview: LGBT Center Open House

  • Frist 246 & 247

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center welcomes students and families. Drop by, pick up resources and talk with current students and LGBT Center staff about LGBT life on campus.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

Rally for a Hate-Free Princeton
Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

Rally for a Hate-Free Princeton

  • Firestone Library

Princeton Advocates for Justice and a coalition of graduate students are rallying for a hate-free Princeton in response to the hate speech flyers posted last week. We'll be meeting in the plaza outside Firestone Library. There will be 10 minutes of silent protest, followed by student leader testimonies and teach-ins. Professor Betsy Paluck will lead a 10-minute teach-in about the importance of fighting back against hate speech. (http://time.com/4583843/stop-hate-influencers/)

After the demonstration concludes, the group will be putting up flyers around campus. Please join us to fill Princeton with messages of inclusion and solidarity. Bring your own signs of solidarity, or make one when you arrive
Sponsored by Princeton Advocates for Justice

Queering the Color Line
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Queering the Color Line

  • Women's Center

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in and have dinner, which is provided.

Sponsored by the Fields Center, Frist Programs Office, LGBT Center, and Women’s Center

Apr
21
9:00 am09:00

Princeton Preview: LGBT Center Open House

  • Frist 246 & 247

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center welcomes students and families. Drop by, pick up resources and talk with current students and LGBT Center staff about LGBT life on campus.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

GSS Book Club - "You'll Grow Out of It" - by Jessi Klein
Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

GSS Book Club - "You'll Grow Out of It" - by Jessi Klein

  • 113 Dickinson Hall

In You'll Grow Out of It Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds").
 
Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, You'll Grow Out of It is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
 
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE RSVP TO voelcker@princeton.edu

Post-Doc Lunch Discussion at the LGBT Center
Apr
19
12:00 pm12:00

Post-Doc Lunch Discussion at the LGBT Center

  • Rainbow Lounge (247 Frist )

Join Postdoctoral Research Associates Tala Khanmalek (Program in American Studies & Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies), Laurel Mei-Singh (Program in American Studies), and Catherine Clune-Taylor (Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies) for an informal lunch conversation about how their respective research areas are informed by gender, sexuality, and LGBTQIA experiences.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center, Program in American Studies, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Women*s Center

GSS Workshop: Mara Mills
Apr
19
12:00 pm12:00

GSS Workshop: Mara Mills

  • 210 Dickinson Hall

(New York University), "Words Per Minute: Time Compression in the 1970s, from Talking Books to Television”
Co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Working Group in GSS.
 
Lunch will be provided. Please call 258‐1835 or email voelcker@princeton.edu for reservations. If provided, copies of the papers can be requested by email one week before the workshop.

Chaplain's Chat in the LGBT Center
Apr
13
12:00 pm12:00

Chaplain's Chat in the LGBT Center

  • LGBT Center Rainbow Lounge

Queering Faith, alongside campus affiliated ministries and the LGBT center, is hosting a lunch discussion called "Chaplain's Chat". Lunch will be catered (so bring your friends!).

"Chaplain's Chat" is meant to be a showing of solidarity from affiliate Chaplains to the LGBT+ community. It is also meant to engage in discussion geared towards a more open and accepting atmosphere in campus affiliate institutions. It's basically a place to chill with some really cool "creepy old chaplains" (description borrowed from the Reverend Joseph Wolyniak of The Episcopal Church at Princeton). 

Sponsored by the Cultivate Princeton, Episcopal Church at Princeton, LGBT Center, Office of Religious Life, Princeton Presbyterians and Queering Faith.

 

 

Documenting Joy: Shifting Narratives in Undocumented Storytelling with Yosimar Reyes
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Documenting Joy: Shifting Narratives in Undocumented Storytelling with Yosimar Reyes

  • 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Yosimar Reyes is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker. Born in Guerreo, Mexico and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. His first collection of poetry, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…” was self published and has toured and presented in University campuses all over the United States. He is the co-founder of performance ensemble, La Maricolectiva, a community based performance group of queer undocumented poets.

Reyes’ work has been published in various online journals as well as Mariposas: An anthology of Queer Modern Latino Poetry (Floricanto Press), Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out (Cognella Press) and the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry (Kórima Press)

PULPO and Princeton DREAM Team are pleased to bring Yosimar to campus and continue conversations around artivism, undocuqueer identities, and the power of community. If you are interested in having lunch with Yosimar, email PULPO (pulpo@princeton.edu) for more information.

This event is free and open to the public. | Facebook Event HERE

Queering the Color Line
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Queering the Color Line

  • Women's Center

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in and have dinner, which is provided.

Sponsored by the Fields Center, Frist Programs Office, LGBT Center, and Women’s Center

KIKI Movie Screening
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

KIKI Movie Screening

  • McCormick Hall 101

Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

Queer Quorum/FLI Forum
Apr
7
Apr 8

Queer Quorum/FLI Forum

  • Princeton LGBT Rainbow Lounge

Do you identify as First Generation/Low Income and LGBTQ? Looking for a place to discuss classism in the queer community at Princeton? Join Queer Quorum/FLI Forum for a coffee and discussion on navigating campus as FLI and LGBTQ!

Guests: Nimisha Barton, Associate Director of FSI and Associate Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion, and Andy Cofino, LGBT Center Program Coordinator.

Sponsored by the Scholars Institute Fellows Program and the LGBT Center

 

Northeast QTPOC Conference
Apr
7
Apr 8

Northeast QTPOC Conference

  • Princeton University

Locations vary

The Northeast Queer & Trans People of Color (NEQTPOC) Conference strives to provide unity, empowerment, visibility, and validation for all queer- and trans- identifying people of color in the northeast region of the United States. The conference strives to foster a space where QTPOC can network and dialogue about the complexities of their intersections beyond the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It will be a time to re-appropriate the queer- and trans- histories that have been politically erased.

Sponsored by IQI, PULPO, LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Identity Conversations Series, Carl A. Fields Center, Sociology, Anthropology, Office of the VP, Bobst Center for Equality

David Sedaris at McCarter Theater
Apr
5
7:30 pm19:30

David Sedaris at McCarter Theater

  • McCarter Theatre (91 University Pl.)

15 Free Tickets Available from the LGBT Center; First Come, First Serve. Register through this link.

David Sedaris’ annual visit has become a McCarter tradition—and one with never an unsold seat! It seems almost unnecessary to remind you at this point that this “rock star of writers” is a commentator on PRI’s This American Life, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and a prolific author whose shelf of best-sellers includes Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary and his latest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, which was a 2013 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word album.

More info about the program: http://ticketing.mccarter.org/ticketing/tickets/production.aspx?performanceNumber=9230&

Sponsored by the LGBT Center and McCarter Theater

LGBTQIA Latinx Alumni Reception
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

LGBTQIA Latinx Alumni Reception

  • LGBT Center (246 Frist)

We invite alumni, graduate students, and 21+ undergraduates are invited to join us for an open house and reception at the LGBT Center.

Sponsored by the Every Voice Conference, LGBT Center and Princeton BTGALA

BTGALA Spring Lecture:  Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Disability Justice & Queer/Trans Liberation
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

BTGALA Spring Lecture: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Disability Justice & Queer/Trans Liberation

  • Carl A. Fields Center Multipurpose Room

A part of the BTGALA annual lecture series, queer femme sick and disabled Sri Lankan/ Irish/Roma writer, educator and disability and transformative justice organizer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will explore and interrogate the intersections of disability justice and queer and trans liberation. We will examine how centering disability justice in the work to organize around a/gender and a/sexuality is integral to the liberation of all. Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/sp2017lecture

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer femme sick and disabled Sri Lankan/ Irish/Roma writer, educator and disability and transformative justice organizer. The Lambda and ALA Stonewall Award winning author of Dirty River, Bodymap, Love Cake, Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home, she co-founded and co-directed QTPOC performance collective Mangos With Chili from 2005-2015. A lead artist with disability justice performance troupe Sins Invalid, she is currently finishing her new book of essays, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Culture and book of poetry, Tonguebreaker.

Access information and requests: Doors will open at 7:15pm. Show will begin at 7:30pm. In order that folks and performers be able to attend, please come fragrance free. At the bare minimum, please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or products scented with them. For more info, visit: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15 and https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/#toggle-id-3

ASL interpretation and/or CART services will be offered if requested by Tue Mar 28 at 12pm EST by contacting Andy Cofino at acofino@princeton.edu or 609-258-7400. The Carl A. Fields Center is wheelchair accessible and bathrooms are accessible for manual, powerchair and scooter users. There are two all genders accessible bathrooms located on the second floor, which is accessible by elevator.

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA with support from the LGBT Center, Carl A. Fields Center, Women*s Center, Office of Disability Services, AccessAbility Center and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

¡Adelante Tigres!: Celebrating Latino Alumni Conference
Mar
30
Apr 1

¡Adelante Tigres!: Celebrating Latino Alumni Conference

  • LGBT Center (246 Frist)

Princeton University cordially invites you back to campus for ¡Adelante Tigres!: Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University. Join President Christopher L. Eisgruber '83, fellow alumni, faculty, administrators and students, for talks, panels, performances and more.

Sponsored by the Alumni Association of Princeton University