Events

Jun
2
12:00 pm12:00

Reunions: 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

Jun
3
4:00 pm16:00

Reunions: Post P-Rade Reception & BTGALA Annual Meeting

  • LGBT Center (Frist 246)

Join us for an informal reception and to hear what Princeton BTGALA has been up to this past year, with alumni activities and the impact we have had on academics and climate at Princeton University. Last year, Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber has attended this event and addressed us. We hope he will be able to do it again this year!

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA and the LGBT Center

Jun
3
Jun 4

Reunions: BTGALA LGBT “After the Tents” Dance Party

  • Location TBD

It's our famous end of Reunions dance - a hugely popular event. It's where everyone will be, so come and join us! RSVPs aren't required, but please do so we can estimate attendance.

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA


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

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Series: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. ‘83 Identity and Authority in an Inclusive Classroom
Mar
29
4:00 pm16:00

Inclusive Teaching and Learning Series: Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. ‘83 Identity and Authority in an Inclusive Classroom

  • Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.  ~ Parker Palmer

All aspects of the self are salient in the classroom, and Parker Palmer underscores the primacy of the teacher's own identity. Research shows that various aspects of identity, such as gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, affect how teaching and learning happen in multiple, complex ways. When does identity enhance or undermine the presumed expertise or authority of the teacher? Moreover, how do dynamics of identity influence the classroom experience for students and teachers alike? Join us for an interactive conversation with Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. '83, as we consider pedagogically effective ways to create inclusive classrooms in light of these challenges.

Sponsored by the Program in Teacher Preparation in partnership with the “Inclusive Teaching at Princeton” Series of the McGraw Center, the Office of the Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the LGBT Center.

Queering the Color Line
Mar
28
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

Ally Project: Understanding Trans Experiences
Mar
21
2:00 pm14:00

Ally Project: Understanding Trans Experiences

  • Center for Jewish Life, Wilf Auditorium

This session will discuss the most common questions that come up when addressing gender identity and gender diversity on campus, including the use of language, what it means to identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, the experiences of transgender students and employees, and resources you can utilize as an ally to create and maintain a safe and welcoming campus. This session will be led by Zerandrian Morris, an adjunct faculty member in the Columbia School of Social Work. Zerandrian Morris is a graduate of Spelman College with a BS in Psychology Pre-Med and a graduate of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with dual MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and over the past decade has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations such as The United Nations, NIDA/NIH, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, The Brown Boi Project, and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. She also is a contributing writer to Ebony.com, bklyn boihood, The Brown Boi Project, and Philly Gay Calendar. She is Social Justice Director and member of the Board of Directors of Uniquely You Summit, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Project I Am Enough. Register at princeton.edu/training.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center, LGBT Employee Resource Group, LGBT Task Force, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of Human Resource, and Office of the Vice President for Campus Life

Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students, Staff, and Faculty
Mar
21
9:00 am09:00

Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students, Staff, and Faculty

  • Center for Jewish Life, Wilf Auditorium

Designed specifically for staff and faculty, the Ally Project explores ways to better support LGBT students and colleagues and will cover topics, such as: language and terminology, how to support members of the LGBTQIA community, and campus resources. This session will be led by Zerandrian Morris, an adjunct faculty member in the Columbia School of Social Work. Zerandrian Morris is a graduate of Spelman College with a BS in Psychology Pre-Med and a graduate of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with dual MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and over the past decade has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations such as The United Nations, NIDA/NIH, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, The Brown Boi Project, and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. She also is a contributing writer to Ebony.com, bklyn boihood, The Brown Boi Project, and Philly Gay Calendar. She is Social Justice Director and member of the Board of Directors of Uniquely You Summit, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Project I Am Enough.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center, LGBT Employee Resource Group, LGBT Task Force, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of Human Resource, and Office of the Vice President for Campus Life

CANCELLED: Queering the Color Line
Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

CANCELLED: Queering the Color Line

  • Carl A. Fields Center

Due to the impending storm, this week's Queering the Color Line (Tue Apr 14) has been cancelled.

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