Events

Reunions: Open House at the LGBT Center
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Reunions: Open House at the LGBT Center

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

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 LGBTQ Alumni Post P-rade Reception
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

LGBTQ Alumni Post P-rade Reception

  • 246 Frist Campus Center (LGBT Center) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a post P-rade 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 and the impact we have had on education at Princeton University. We expect to have President Christopher Eisgruber join us!
Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA and hosted by the LGBT Center.

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Best Practices for Supporting Queer & Trans Students of Color at Princeton: Session with Sheltreese McCoy
Jun
11
11:30 AM11:30

Best Practices for Supporting Queer & Trans Students of Color at Princeton: Session with Sheltreese McCoy

  • Women’s Center Conference Room (RSVP required) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lunch will be served! RSVP to lgbt@princeton.edu

In this session, open to all administrators and faculty, social justice educator Sheltreese McCoy will share findings from the six student workshop/focus groups she conducted with Princeton LGBTQIA students in February 2018. She met with student in race-alike groups to hear the particular needs and challenges that LGBTQIA students of different races are experiencing at Princeton and in their lives. From these learnings, she is leading a number of sessions for administrators to share the implications and best practices gleaned from the student conversations, focusing specially on the needs of queer and trans students of color. After sharing her findings, Sheltreese will open it up for questions and discussions.

Facilitator Bio:

Sheltreese is a QTPOC strategist and educator who takes pride in helping organizations reach their goals. As a scholar practitioner, her research includes colleges and universities, LGBTQ people of color, and student and academic Affairs. Sheltreese has facilitated trainings and workshops in the United States as well as Canada and South America. All of Sheltreese’s work stems from an intersectional praxis and centers justice and equity. She finds personal and professional joy in helping create more inclusive campuses with students.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center and Women*s Center, with co-sponsorship from the Carl A. Fields Center, Diversity Practitioners Group, FLI Women/Femmes of Color, Intersecting Queer Identities, MAVRIC, Office of the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Religious Life, Pride Alliance, Programs for Access & Inclusion, Queer Graduate Caucus, Queer Quorum FLI Forum, the SHARE Office, Upper Class Group and the Transgender Advisory Committee.

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students, Staff, and Faculty

Register at www.princeton.edu/training

Designed specifically for staff and faculty, the Ally Project explores ways to better support LGBT students and colleagues.  This elective class will cover topics, such as language and terminology, how to support members of the LGBTQA community, and campus resources. This year’s Ally Project will be led by Sheltreese McCoy, social justice educator, consultant and president of RHedI, LLC.

The Ally Project is designed specifically for staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (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.  The mission of the Ally Project is to explore ways to better support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and colleagues.

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Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Ally Project: Intersections of LGBTQIA Identities and Disability

Register at www.princeton.edu/training

This afternoon topical session will delve into understanding ableism, learning about the particular challenges and concerns of LGBTQIA people who have disabilities, and helping participants learn how to be more effective allies to LGBTQIA members of our community with different abilities. This year’s Ally Project will be led by Sheltreese McCoy, social justice educator, consultant and president of RHedI, LLC.

The Ally Project is designed specifically for staff and faculty and is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (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.  The mission of the Ally Project is to explore ways to better support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and colleagues.

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Lavender Graduation

This ceremony will honor graduating undergrad and grad LGBTQIA 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

 

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Queering the Color Line

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in to  enjoy a free dinner and great conversation.

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

 

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Queering the Color Line

  • Carl A. Fields Center (58 Prospect Ave.) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in to  enjoy a free dinner and great conversation.

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

 

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New York City Gay Men's Chorus - The Big Gay Show at Princeton
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

New York City Gay Men's Chorus - The Big Gay Show at Princeton

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) will perform “The Big Gay Show” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event will also feature the Fire Hazards, Princeton University’s LGBT student a capella group.

“Big Gay Sing Show” celebrates ten years of NYCGMC’s Big Gay Sing tradition and will include crowd favorites from past performances coupled with brand new, timely pop and Broadway hits. Its crowd-pleasing, sing-along format along with outrageous drag queens, iconic gay anthems, and over-the-top performances has become so popular that Big Gay Sing® has been franchised to choruses around the US and the world.

This chorus includes the talents of Princeton University alumni, Sean Peter Drohan ’14, Hannibal Person ’08, Paul Cernota ’95, Michael J. Connelly ’93 and David Witzel ’87, as well as staff member, Antonio Torrence, Business Manager for University Services.

This event is Passport to the Arts eligible.

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Pride Month Keynote Speaker: Conversation with British Model & Trans Activist Munroe Bergdorf
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Pride Month Keynote Speaker: Conversation with British Model & Trans Activist Munroe Bergdorf

Show-stopping. Defiant. Dedicated. These are just some of the few words that can describe the international sensation that Munroe Bergdorf is. An activist at heart, Munroe has not only been gracing runways, but has been fighting for against the inequality that trans people and people of color experience regularly. After making headlines as the United Kingdom’s first openly trans model to be signed by L'Oréal she has gone on to work with organizations such as UN for Women and Teen Vogue to name a few with her first major network authored documentary airing in the UK in May (Details TBA). Never one for complacency, she has carved a path of her own in order to unravel the injustices experienced by marginalized people and we are nothing but grateful for elegance and eloquence. 

Sponsored by the Pride Alliance, Women*s Center and the LGBT Center.

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Building Communities of Support for LGBTQIA Survivors
Apr
13
4:30 PM16:30

Building Communities of Support for LGBTQIA Survivors

  • Location Disclosed Upon Registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking for space for students to discuss sexual violence in the LGBTQIA community? Looking to support someone? Join us for a dinner and discussion. We will be joined be Rebecca Giagnacova from Counseling and Psychological Services and Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, the Director of SHARE. This space is intended to center the experiences of people who are part of the LGBTQIA community and survivors/victims of sexual violence.

Please RSVP anonymously (we welcome feedback about dietary restrictions & accessibility concerns): https://goo.gl/CEKxza

Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, SHARE, and the LGBT Center

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Workshop: Understanding Bisexuality with Bisexual Educator/Activist Robyn Ochs
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Workshop: Understanding Bisexuality with Bisexual Educator/Activist Robyn Ochs

Bisexual people face various health-related disparities, including higher rates of suicidality and intimate partner violence than even their lesbian and gay counterparts. In this program, we will look at the concept of minority stress as it relates to LGBTQ+ people and highlight disparities faced by bisexual people. We will challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community, explore what it means to identify as bisexual, and discuss strategies for supporting bisexual students. Join us for this engaging and thought-provoking session!

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, grassroots activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, and two anthologies: the 42-country collection Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women's studies, multicultural, and LGBTQ+ anthologies. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.

RSVP to lgbt@princeton.edu

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

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Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Queering the Color Line

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in to  enjoy a free dinner and great conversation.

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

 

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Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

BTGALA Spring LGBTQIA Voguing Workshop with Leiomy Maldonado

RSVP goo.gl/Lfs9bT for location


Described as "electrifying", "fearless", and "inspirational", internationally recognized vogue dancer and instructor Leiomy Maldonado has been wowing audiences and blazing trails since the age of 16. A Bronx NY native, Leiomy was introduced to the dance form of voguing through New York City's underground Ballroom scene, an extravagant community created by impoverish Black and Latino LGBT youth to safely express themselves and revel in the allure of fabulous pageants and dance battles designed to mirror the wealthy lifestyles they so often dreamed of living. As a young transgender woman, Leiomy found acceptance, a sense of community, and safety within the scene.

Sponsored by PULPO with support from Princeton BTGALA and the LGBT Center

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Apr
4
4:30 PM16:30

BTGALA Spring LGBTQIA Talk with Leiomy Maldonado

Described as "electrifying", "fearless", and "inspirational", internationally recognized vogue dancer and instructor Leiomy Maldonado has been wowing audiences and blazing trails since the age of 16. A Bronx NY native, Leiomy was introduced to the dance form of voguing through New York City's underground Ballroom scene, an extravagant community created by impoverish Black and Latino LGBT youth to safely express themselves and revel in the allure of fabulous pageants and dance battles designed to mirror the wealthy lifestyles they so often dreamed of living. As a young transgender woman, Leiomy found acceptance, a sense of community, and safety within the scene.

Sponsored by PULPO with support from Princeton BTGALA and the LGBT Center

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Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

"Paris is Burning" Film Screening

The night before Leiomy Maldonado's vogue workshop, join LGBT Center interns to watch this prize-winning documentary about the black and Latinx Harlem ball culture in the 1980s, an intimate portrait of a world of fierce competition, sustenance, and survival. Stick around for a conversation afterwards about voguing and the ballroom scene over popcorn and snacks.

Sponsored by the LGBT Center and PULPO

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Queering the Color Line

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in to  enjoy a free dinner and great conversation.

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

 

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Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Private Lunch with Creative Writing Professor A.M. Homes

  • Location Disclosed Upon Registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Lecturer in Creative Writing and the Lewis Center for the Arts, A.M. Homes, for a private and casual lunch discussion. A.M. Homes is author of the novels: This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mother, and Jack; as well was the short-story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects; the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill; and the artist's book, Appendix A. Previously she was a writer/producer of the television show, The L Word, in 2004-2005 and wrote the adaptation of her first novel, Jack, for Showtime.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/H5yz8V

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

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Mar
14
3:30 PM15:30

Supporting Trans Students in the Classroom

Trans and gender non-conforming students are increasingly comfortable being out in the classroom but often are frustrated or let down by their instructors' apathy, lack of knowledge or discomfort about their identities and experiences. Instructors who can address the needs of trans and gender non-conforming students in the classroom can make a huge difference in these students' classroom success and their passion for the topic being taught. In this workshop with Princeton LGBT Center staff Judy Jarvis and Andy Cofino, attendees will learn vocabulary relevant to trans and gender non-conforming students, information on the campus climate for trans students, best practices for pronouns in the classroom, and a robust Q&A. We welcome AIs with any and all levels of experience working with trans and gender non-conforming students.

Sponsored by the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Queering the Color Line

  • Carl A. Fields Center (58 Prospect Ave) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students of color to meet and hang out. Drop in to  enjoy a free dinner and great conversation.

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

 

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Mar
13
2:00 PM14:00

Ally Project: Asexuality

  • Louis A. Simpson building MPR B 60 (B level) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Designed specifically for staff and faculty, this Ally Project session will delve into understanding asexual students’ and employees’ identities and experiences and to help participants learn how to be more effective allies to asexual members of our community. This session will be led by Zaneta Rago-Craft, Director of the Rutgers University Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities. Register at princeton.edu/training.

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

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students, Staff, and Faculty

  • Louis A. Simpson building MPR B 60 (B level) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Designed specifically for staff and faculty, the Ally Project explores ways to better support LGBTQIA 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 Zaneta Rago-Craft, Director of the Rutgers University Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities. Register at princeton.edu/training.

Register at princeton.edu/training

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

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Mar
10
4:30 PM16:30

Stories from Rainbow Tigers: Oral History Project Interviewers Share Experiences Interviewing LGBTQIA Alumni

In the summer of 2017, a team of four students and one alumna interviewed 73 LGBTQIA Princeton alumni for the Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project, with interviewees' class year ranging from 1955 to 2015. The Project's Alumni Board Co-Chair Suman Chakraborty '97 will moderate a conversation with student/alum researchers Paloma Aguas '18, Christina Chica '15 and Rita Keazer '20. The researchers will share what was surprising, what was difficult and what was joyous about interviewing alumni for the project and will answer questions from the audience. Audio and video excerpts from interviews will also be presented.

RSVP by Mar 2: https://tinyurl.com/yahxenz5

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA, the LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the University Archives and the Princeton Histories Fund

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Mar
10
3:15 PM15:15

Histories Now Visible: A Scholars' Panel on the Importance of LGBTQIA Oral History Projects

Judy Jarvis, Princeton LGBT Center Director will moderate a discussion with Professor Gill Frank, Visiting Fellow at Princeton's Center for the Study of Religion and Professor Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Frank conducted oral histories about the history of disco in Chicago, supervised and organizaed the Underground Rhode Island oral history project, assigned student to conduct oral histories with LGBTQ alums at Colby College, and created a podcast Sexing History, which integrates oral histories into each episode, Ruiz was the co-founder and a board member of the Twin cities GLBT Oral History Project and co-edited the book "Queer Twin Cities: Politics, Histories, Spaces" (2010). At Notre Dame, he teaches courses in Latino studies, race and representation, queer studies, and popular culture.

RSVP by Mar 2: http://tinyurl.com/yahxenz5

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA, the LGBT Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the University Archives and the Princeton Histories Fund

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Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Day of LGBTQIA Alumni Events

  • McCormick Hall Room 101 & Prospect House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a full day gathering on campus for LGBTQ alumni and students, to keep alive the spirit of the Every Voice conference. There will be a variety of events, including student-alumni networking and panels about the Princeton LGBTQIA Oral History Project (more detail below).

RSVP by Mar 2: https://tinyurl.com/yahxenz5

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA with support from the Alumni Association and the LGBT Center

 

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Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Bi/Queer/Pan/Fluid Lunch

  • Location Disclosed Upon Registration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Undergraduate and graduate bisexual/queer/pansexual/fluid-identified students are invited for great food and conversation for our first-ever BPFQ lunch. Drop in and join us. Lunch provided.

RSVP online: https://goo.gl/FopFZj

Sponsored by the LGBT Center

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