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, cisgender and transgender alike, as well as femme people of all genders. 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 those who are...
March 8 Is International Women’s Day
Book Club and Luncheon
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Thursday, March 8
In Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and...
Sex Safeguards: Looking Out For Each Other Thursday, March 15 6:00-8:00 First Street Multipurpose Room In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn about what sexual assault is, why it happens, and how you can be a part of the solution. At the end, you will be able to effectively prevent language and behaviors that promote sexual assault on campus, online, and in the community.
Sex On Display
Thursday February 15
First Street Multipurpose Room
This workshop is designed to explore the connection between sexual objectification in the media with sexual violence. Using popular magazines, collage, and discussion we will look at representation, gender role stereotypes, and violence against women and feminine people.
How and When to Stand Up for Ourselves
Thursday, January 18
First Street Multipurpose Room
This workshop is designed to help participants gain tools to set limits and hold to them in intimate relationships. Participants will learn about looking after their own mental well-being, and how to make sure they get what they need to feel safe and happy in a relationship (any relationship).
You Belong Here: Mapping Identity, Navigating Intersections, Finding Your Fit
Writers, people interested in writing, and people who have never written at all: this is for you!
Are you tired of hearing stories about people that do not look, sound, or act like you? If no one is telling your story, learn to tell it yourself. This free workshop/group is for writers of all levels, students, faculty, and staff, to explore how their identities affect how...
1:00pm-3:00pm Drop In
LGBTQ Center, UCEN 213
Every Tuesday, beginning January 9, a quote or question will be posted on the board within the LGBTQ Center. Come in, respond to the prompt right on the board, and have a discussion with those present. You can also interact on-line! Topics will include things like self-care, labels and language, identity, community, and intersectionality. Let’s talk!
LGBTQ Center, UCEN 213
Monday’s, beginning January 8, we will take participants through a brief mindfulness activity, ranging from a few minutes to a half hour, to start your week out right. The moments will provide time to become grounded and attentive and serve as a check in regarding wellbeing. Join us!
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...
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.
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...
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.
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)
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.
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.
Join us as guest speaker Tom Moore leads a discussion of same gender relationships and queer identities in U.S. History.
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.)
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.
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!Fill Out Form
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.Fill Out Form
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.