Celebrate LGBT History Month! (NYC)
From dancing the “Time Warp,” to observing LGBT art at a museum exhibit grand opening, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center is getting ready to celebrate LGBT History Month and take the Pace Community on more exciting adventures throughout October.
As the leaves and weather change, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and Ally (LGBTQA) Social Justice Center is changing up their schedule and preparing a fun and informative lineup of events for students to sing their hearts out, learn more about transgender health and gay gangs, dress up for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and celebrate and commemorate LGBT History Month. Here’s a look at what’s in store:
Thursday, October 6
Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York
6:00 p.m. | Museum of the City of New York
Take a field trip for the opening of the Gay Gotham exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York! This special exhibit brings the LGBT artistic communities over the past 100 years to life. The event also features a panel discussion with artists, a playwright, a writer, and an editor for Slate. Enjoy free admission if you come with the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center!
Friday, October 7
6th Annual Conference on Transgender Health
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Schimmel Theater
Have questions related to transgender health? Community Healthcare Network is hosting this conference that will focus on the transgender spectrum of care. Hear a keynote address, attend breakout sessions covering transition-related care training for clinical providers, and learn about macroaggressions and important topics for community advocates and professionals alike. For free registration, click here.
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Belt out your favorite songs with friends! Come out to queer karaoke to sing your heart out and score raffles and giveaways.
Monday, October 10
“The Gang’s All Queer: Gay Gang Members’ Identities and Experiences”
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 813
Join the Center for an informative and intriguing talk on gay gangs and members’ experiences as a part of LGBT History Month.
Tuesday, October 11
National Coming Out Day Fair
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | In front of One Pace Plaza
Celebrate National Coming Out Day and express yourself by sharing your thoughts and feelings through your own poetry that you can share with other students. Stonewall veteran and beatnik poet Rusty Rose will be the special guest. Snaps all around!
Friday, October 28–Saturday, October 29
NYC and PLV students can join Pace's Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs and the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for Q-Camp, an overnight camp experience to explore LGBTQA identity, form friendships, and have interactive dialogues about LGBTQA realities. Register here no later than Sunday, October 23 to attend.
Sunday, October 30
Group Trip to Rocky Horror Picture Show
7:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Let’s do the time warp again! Get ready for the Halloween staple and fan favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show featuring personality Elizabeth James. Dress up as your favorite character and get ready to dance all night long! Participation prop bags will be on sale in the lobby. Purchase tickets here.
And that's not all. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for weekly and bi-weekly discussion groups:
Coming Out Lunch
Meets weekly on Mondays
12:10 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 903
Come out and enjoy free lunch and discuss LGBTQA topics, social justice, allyship, health, international issues, intersectionality, and relationships.
Meets weekly on Tuesdays
3:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 903
A discussion group for college-aged transgender/gender-nonconforming identifying individuals. This is a closed group for students identifying as transgender/gender-nonconforming or those exploring their gender identity. The last meeting of every month is open to cisgender allies.
Queer People of Color Collective (QPOC-C)
Meets every other Wednesday
12:10 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 903
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a series of student-led conversations that celebrate, empower, and create space for queer people of color and our allies to share stores, experiences, and create community. The QPOC-C will bring dialogue around important topics that impact QPOC identity development, academic and professional life, and relationships. Guest speakers will also facilitate various conversations.
Meets every other Thursday
3:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 903
A discussion group for asexual, queer, bisexual, pansexual, and non-monosexual identified people who are looking for a safe space to meet, mingle, and discuss their experiences and realities.
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