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Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ Center Lavender Ceremony: Celebrating Our LGBTQ+ Graduates and Allies 2018

We want to celebrate you! :) If you are graduating this Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall of 2018 we want you to join us for our annual Lavender Ceremony celebration. The Lavender Ceremony is a reception to recognize our LGBTQIA+ and Allied graduating students. The program also acknowledges the outstanding work among students, faculty and staff that help to make UM-Flint an inclusive place. This year the Lavender Ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 11 from 6pm-8pm in the Happenings...

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Sex Is Fun Fair Evaluation

Thank you for attending the Sex Is Fun Fair (SIFF)! If you could take the few minutes it takes to fill out this evaluation form we would love the feedback.

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Transgender Day of Rememberance

Thursday, Nov 16, 6 pm
McKinnon Plaza

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.            Participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending our vigil to honor all those whose lives were lost to...

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SEX A NO? VIRGINITY, ABSTINENCE AND “LOSING IT”

Wednesday, Nov 8, 4 pm
LGBTQ Center (213 UCEN)

It may not seem like it but lots of people choose not to have  intercourse for any number of reasons. But sexual behavior is A LOT MORE than just intercourse. Find out what it means to be a virgin, to practice abstinence, and to be sexually healthy with or without intercourse.

 

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DAVID K. JOHNSON THE LAVENDER SCARE: WASHINGTON'S DEVIANT BUREAUCRATS

Wednesday, Oct 25, 4 pm
FH 111

David K. Johnson (Ph.D. Northwestern) is an Associate Professor in the history department at the University of South Florida.  His first book, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, (University of Chicago, 2004) won three awards, including the Herbert Hoover Book Award and the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction.  A          documentary film version of The Lavender Scare by Emmy-award winning director Josh Howard is currently on the...

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SEX ESCALATOR (STAYING ON OR GETTING OFF)

Thursday, Nov 2, 4 pm
LGBTQ Center (213 UCEN)

What's the Sex Escalator? Have you ever heard or thought the question: "is this relationship going anywhere?" Then welcome to the relationship escalator. We know how relationships are "supposed" to go...but is it healthy or right for everyone? Come find out.

 

 

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MOVE with PRIDE

Thursday, Oct 19, 6 pm
Recreation Center

Be proud of who YOU are! All bodies, all genders, all ages, all fitness levels are welcome. Join us for open swim, drums alive, PIYO, zumba, and family friendly activities. (Co-sponsored by WEC and REC Center)

 

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Coming Out Monologues

Wednesday, Oct 11, 6 pm
French Hall 164

In celebration of National Coming Out day. Coming out is complicated! And we are coming out all the time. Hear students, faculty, staff, and community members tell their stories! Funny and sad and everything in between.

 

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SEX ID

Thursday, Oct 5, 4 pm
LGBTQ Center (213 UCEN)

To make good decisions you need to know who you are and what you want. And figuring that out requires knowing what options are even available to you. Spend this workshop with us really exploring YOU.

 

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QUEERY WUEERY WIBBILLY WOBBOLY TIMEY WIMEY HISTORY

Wednesday, Oct 4, 12 pm
TCLT Conference Room (1st Floor Library)

Join us as guest speaker Tom Moore leads a discussion of same gender relationships and queer   identities in U.S. History.

 

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Sex Is Fun Fair

Wednesday, Sep 27, 1 pm
3rd Floor UCEN

Our annual Sex Is Fun Fair is an opportunity to play fun games, enjoy carnival snacks, and gather up a ton of information on sex and sexuality. Free and confidential HIV testing is also available during the fair in the Alumni Room. (Co-sponsored by the Women's Educational Center.)                 

 

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Sex In The Dark

Thursday, Sep 7, 7 pm
First Street Residence Hall Multipurpose Room

This is our kickoff event to our Full Spectrum Sex Series! Come with all of your sex questions and we will answer them. Completely anonymous.

 

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer Participant Evaluation

Thank you all so much for participating in the monologues. You were all brilliant! If you can take a moment to fill out this brief survey so we can assess the impact of actual participation in the monologues it would be greatly appreciated!

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer Attendee Evaluation

Thank you for attending A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer! If you would fill out this brief survey to help us plan future programming it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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The Vagina Monologues Participant Evaluation

Thank you all so much for participating in the monologues. You were all brilliant! If you can take a moment to fill out this brief survey so we can assess the impact of actual participation in the monologues it would be greatly appreciated!

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The Vagina Monologues Attendee Evaluation

Thank you for attending The Vagina Monologues! If you would fill out this brief survey to help us plan future programming it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Queer Connections: Dating and Relationships for Every Orientation

Tuesday, Feb 21, 6 pm
213 UCEN

No matter your background, odds are you carry some ideas about gender and what roles people of each gender play in a relationship. Whether you are straight or part of the LGBTQA+ community join us for a casual conversation and Q & A about creating healthy relationships for all partners. Co-sponsored by the Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ Center and the Women’s Educational Center.

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Rainbow Recital

Thursday, Feb 16, 6 pm
Recital Room, 164 French Hall and 213 UCEN

February 16, 2017 

6:00pm Recital

Recital Room 164 French Hall 

 

7:15pm Reception and Meet & Greet with Artists

Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ Center

213 UCEN

Join us for a lecture and one of a kind performance by local artists exploring LGBTQA+ composers, performers, and song topics.

Performers:

Dr. Joshua May, University of Michigan-Flint

Dr. Robert Peavler, Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Rachel...

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer

Wednesday, Feb 8, 6 pm
UCEN KIVA

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. This production featuring UM-Flint students, faculty, and staff readers is part of our V-Day events and the focus is on men’s stories.

V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Further information about V-Day can be found at:...

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The Vagina Monologues

Thursday, Feb 2, 6 pm
UCEN KIVA

The Vagina Monologues is a play by award winning playwright Eve Ensler, founder of V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. Performed by UM-Flint students, faculty, staff, and local community members, The Vagina Monologues is intended to break down the barriers of secrecy and shame surrounding both the use of the word "vagina" and the violence perpetrated against female identified and femme non binary people. Co-sponsored by the Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ...

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Prism Support Group

Wednesday, Nov 30, 6 pm
213 UCEN

Looking to find your people this semester? Try our confidential social and support group, Prism! A drop in group is now available for the LGBTQIA+ community: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, asexual, intersex, genderqueer, pansexual folks, queer people of color, queer people with disabilities, ALL individuals of any sexual or gender identity that is non-heterosexual are welcome! This support group is not intended to replace therapy or counseling, and it is not...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Thursday, Nov 17, 6 pm
McKinnon Plaza

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending our vigil to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender...

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Transgender Awareness Week: Kit Yan: Queer Heartache

Thursday, Nov 10, 6 pm
University Theater

As a kickoff to Transgender Awareness Week and as part of Student Government’s Diversity week the Ellen Bommarito LGBTQ Center and its partners; Student Government, the WEC, the ICC, and Women and Gender Studies, will be hosting performer Kit Yan to perform his one man show Queer Heartache. Queer Heartache is an award-winning one-person slam poetry theater show about the micro-aggressive societal failures that break our queer hearts, written and performed by Kit Yan, a transgender, queer,...

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“Intersexions” Film Screening and Lunch: Intersex Awareness Day

Wednesday, Oct 26, 1 pm
Happenings Room

Intersex Awareness Day is an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. What is intersex? 1 in 2,000 babies is born with genitalia so ambiguous that the doctors cannot easily answer the question “Is it a boy or a girl?” Join us for a screening of this groundbreaking documentary, in which intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly...

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