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October is LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and  history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It is observed during October to include National Coming Out Day on October 11 and was first celebrate in 1994, the same year our own LGBT Center was established.

This year we are celebrating our own history: 20 Years of Opening Doors.

Coming Out Monologues

Wednesday, October 8

7:00pm-9:00pm    

KIVA, UCEN

"The Coming Out Monologues" were inspired by The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Started by students at UC Riverside in 2007 this is UM-Flints own script written and performed by students, faculty and staff. FREE

 

LGBT Center 20th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 21        

6:00 pm-8:00 pm                           

  Michigan Rooms A-B

This dinner celebration will honor all of the hard work and advocacy of those who have contributed to the Ellen Bommarito LGBT Center’s history and provide the community an opportunity to celebrate and commit to our shared vision of what the Center can be going forward! RSVP is required. Please call or email Jen at 810-766-6606 or jensalam@umflint.edu

 

OUT to Lunch Film Series:

Bi the Way

Wednesday, September 24                        

12:30 pm-2:00 pm                                

213 UCEN, LGBT Center

'Bi the Way' investigates the recent rise in the "whatever" phenomenon. Featuring interviews this   documentary explores the changing sexual landscape of America in a  bizarre and hilarious road trip that takes us from a swinging cage fighter in LA to an 11-year-old in Texas to a cheerleader-turned-runaway in Memphis. Following the personal stories of five young people, the film also grabs hold of the country's pulse on the topic.

 

OUT for Work Report Out

Tuesday, October 7          

12:30 pm-2:00pm       

213 UCEN, LGBT Center

This workshop cosponsored with the Student Success Center and following the National OUT for Work Conference  in September will cover all you need to know as a job seeker who identifies as LGBTQA, is gender variant, or an active Ally with LGBT leadership/work experience. Topics covered will include: your rights in the state of MI, your rights nationally,  information about resources for job searches and protections.

 

Out at Work

Tuesday, November 4

12:30 pm-2:00 pm       

213 UCEN, LGBT Center

Featuring with interviews with three very different workers who were involved in protesting the Cracker Barrel restaurant's anti-gay policies, this documentary offers food for thought on discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workplace. This short film will be followed by a discussion of discrimination in the work place for LGBT individuals in Michigan and nationally. Co-Sponsored with the Student Success Center OUT for Work representative.

 

Trans

Wednesday, November 19

12:30 pm-2:00 pm       

213 UCEN, LGBT Center

“Trans” is an extraordinary documentary feature film about men and women... and all the variations in between. It is about the Transgender Community, perhaps the most misunderstood and mistreated minority in America and around the world. Inspired by the incredible story of Dr. Christine McGinn, (herself a trans woman) and her  important work as a transgender surgeon, TRANS provides an up-close and very personal vision into the lives, loves, and challenges of a remarkable cast of characters of all ages and from all walks of life.