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From drag bingo to an evening with HGTV’s The Crafty Lumberjacks, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center has a sizzling series of September events.

Want to get more involved with the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center? The Center has been hard at work prepping a fantastic lineup of events and workshops for LGBTQA+ students. Here’s a look at everything going on in the month of September:

Mixer and Crafting with the Crafty Lumberjacks
Thursday, September 7 | 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Meet LGBTQA+ students and allies for an evening of crafting with none other than HGTV’s the Crafty Lumberjacks. Make some colorful creations with Andrew and Dennis, and chat with some of your future best friends and college confidants.

Queer Crafts Series
Every Friday in September | 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
Whether you’re into tie-dye shirts, melted crayon art, buttons, or just good company, the Center will be hosting a crafts series every Friday this month. If you want to pop in, make some friends, and leave one outfit richer than you were before, this may be just your kind of event.

Big Gay Ice Cream Outing
Sunday, September 10 | 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Meet at 41 Park Row, Room 902
Meet at the Center for a trip to Big Gay Ice Cream in the West Village, largely considered one of the best ice cream shops in the city. Sample a Bea Arthur or Salty Pimp, and see what all the fuss is about!

First-Year Mixer
Wednesday, September 13 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 902
New to campus and looking to meet other LGBTQA+ students? Want to learn more about the Center, get to know some of the staff, and maybe even work there? This mixer will feature pizza, games, and will be sure to rid you of any lingering first-year nerves.

Vogue with Cesar Valentino
Thursday, September 21 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 8th Floor SDACA lounge
All shapes and sizes are welcome for what will prove to be a fabulous and empowering night of dance with the legendary Cesar Valentino of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Let loose and come vogue!

Drag Bingo
Monday, September 25 | 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Who doesn’t love a good game of bingo especially when it’s paired with a world-famous drag queen? Sashay your way over to the Bianco Room for Drag Queen Bingo featuring a drag queen from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. ‘Nuff said.

Connect Welcome Back Gay/Bi/Queer Men's Mixer
Tuesday, September 26 | 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | Maria's Tower, 11th floor lounge
Wednesday, September 27 | 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. | 182 Broadway, 4th floor screening room
Connect is a new group for gay, bi, and queer-identified men at Pace. Learn more about the group and their plans for queer-oriented outings across the city and finding out how to have safer queer sex at one of two mixers! The group is open to all queer-identified men at Pace and will be as inclusive and intersectional in its work and fun as possible.

Babeland Workshop
Thursday, September 28 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 8th Floor SDACA lounge
The Center will be hosting a Babeland workshop focused on sex positivity, consent, and other topics relevant to LGBTQA+ college students. The workshop will also allow time for students to (anonymously) ask questions about sex you always wanted to know from a Babeland expert.

Q-POC Trip to Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Friday, September 29 | 9:00 p.m. | Meet at 41 Park Row, Room 902
Join QPOC-C for a poetry slam at Nuyorican Poets Cafe. If you are a queer or trans person of color then make sure you grab free tickets to this event! Email (Note: you must be a queer or trans person of color and a Pace student, and you must email for tickets.)

And that's not all. Weekly and bi-weekly discussion groups are starting later in September:

Coming Out Lunch
Meets weekly on Mondays beginning September 11
12:15 p.m.–1:00 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 Wednesdays beginning September 20
12:15 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 903
A discussion group for college-aged transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals. This group is closed except for the second week of each month, when it's open to allies.

To learn more about the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, visit their website or email