January

PRIDE Ball
Thursday, January 21st
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Michigan Rooms A-C
The theme for this year is, "Night of Espionage." Can you use your creativity and brains to outsmart an enemy spy team, and stop disaster from befalling Flint? The agency can use you. Sponsored by PRIDE student organization.
 
Equity Cloth Bag Series: Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue – A Three-Part Conversation to Effect Change on the UM-Flint Campus
Wednesday, January 26
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Happenings
In the introduction to his book “What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue”, Stephen Long- Nguyen Robbins states the following: “I ask you to use two powerful words that we all should consider using more often: What if?"
What if we start that diversity dialogue right here, right now? The conversations will be difficult but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be having them. Be a part of the conversation – help us strive toward a more inclusive campus environment. Co-Sponsored by CAPS, the ICC, International Center, the LGBT Center, SIL, Student Success Center, TCLT, and the WEC.

February

Equity Cloth Bag Series: Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue – A Three-part Conversation to Effect Change on the UM-Flint Campus
Tuesday, February 16
1:30pm-2:30pm
Happenings
In the introduction to his book “What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue”, Stephen Long- Nguyen Robbins states the following: “I ask you to use two powerful words that we all should consider using more often: What if?"
What if we start that diversity dialogue right here, right now? The conversations will be difficult but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be having them. Be a part of the conversation – help us strive toward a more inclusive campus environment. Co-Sponsored by CAPS, the ICC, International Center, the LGBT Center, SIL, Student Success Center, TCLT, and the WEC.
 
Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
February 16-18
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3rd floor UCEN
We will be tabling to raise awareness about aromanticism and share information about the community.
 
PRIDE Week: Integrating Identities
February 22 – 26
PRIDE Week is a week of events to celebrate the LGBTQA+ community in all its diversity. Join us at one or more of our programs. We will be exploring the intersections of our multiple identities in a workshop, panel discussion, and game show.
 
LGBTQA+ Jeopardy!
Tuesday, February 23
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Michigan Room A
Join us for a fun, interactive time as teams compete in our LGBTQA+ trivia game. Co-sponsored by PRIDE and Students for Free Thought.
 
Enacting Allyship: Exploring LGBTQA+ Microagressions in the Classroom and How to Move Past Them | Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 24
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
TCLT 134 Library
Join us for a panel discussion on how microagressions have affected LGBTQA+ individuals in our community. Student panelists will share their thoughts about how our University community can heal from these types of interactions. We will also discuss how to minimize microagressions in our daily lives. Lunch Provided. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching (TCLT).
 
You, Me, Us, and We: Real Talk About Intersectionality
Thursday, February 25
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
French Hall 111
What do we mean when we talk about intersectionality? How do we experience race, gender, sexuality and other social identities. Join us as Trelawny Boynton, Director of the office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor takes us on an interactive experience of learning, loving, and laughter.
 

March

Pride Clothing Swap
Wednesday, March 9
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LGBT Center 213 UCEN
PRIDE student organization is sponsoring an inclusive clothing swap for transgender, gender non-conforming, and other individuals looking to explore gender presentation. We will be providing a safe and open space to try clothes on in our private dressing room and allowing individuals to take home clothes that coincide with your gender identity/preferred gender expression. You can donate clothes before the swap at the LGBT Center or bring something the day of the swap. And if you don't have anything to exchange that is ok too! Light refreshments will be provided.
 
SEXlab Presentation
Wednesday, March 16
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
French Hall 212
MFierce is a youth advisory board and a panel of youth will be sharing approaches to reducing sexually transmitted diseases. MFierce is part of The Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities (SexLab) at the University of Michigan-Flint-Ann Arbor. SEXlab conducts research on all aspects of sexuality, gender, and sexual health with a specific focus on the individual, community, and structural factors that shape the risk of poor sexual health and HIV/STIs.
 
Equity Cloth Bag Series: Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue – A Three-part Conversation to Effect Change on the UM-Flint Campus
Tuesday, March 22
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Happenings
In the introduction to his book “What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue”, Stephen Long- Nguyen Robbins states the following: “I ask you to use two powerful words that we all should consider using more often: What if?"
What if we start that diversity dialogue right here, right now? The conversations will be difficult but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be having them. Be a part of the conversation – help us strive toward a more inclusive campus environment. Co-Sponsored by CAPS, the ICC, International Center, the LGBT Center, SIL, Student Success Center, TCLT, and the WEC.
 
International Transgender Day of Visibility | Gender: Wrapping Our Minds Around the Diversity
Wednesday, March 30
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Michigan Room A
This presentation and discussion by Dr. Stephen Rassi from the University of Michigan Health System Comprehensive Gender Services Program (UMHS-CGSP)  will explore human diversity, focusing on gender diversity, and look at ways that we can acknowledge and work with our own discomfort as we shift our conceptualizations so that understanding and acceptance of non-binary people becomes more natural. We will also hear from transgender people about their experiences of being visibility as well as discuss ways to enact allyship and support transgender people. Lunch will be provided.

April

Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 7
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Michigan Rooms A & B
Take Back the Night is an evening dedicated to taking a stand against abuse and sexual assault, while creating a supportive environment for expression and empowerment. The event will include a rally and a march. The rally will feature performances and presentations by the It’s On Us peer educators, a bystander intervention pledge, and more! Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Women's Educational Center, Student Government, and the LGBT Center.
 
Day of Silence
The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.
 
Day of Silence Photo Booth with the Silence Shoot
Tuesday, April 12
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3rd Floor UCEN
The Silence Shoot is a photography project started by Matthew Bryan Pruitt in 2011. The project has garnered attention across the state of Michigan as a leading active stance against bullying. As part of the Day of Silence we will be hosting a photo booth where you can show your support to those experiencing bullying, especially members of the LGBTQA+ community.
 
Day of Silence: Breaking the Silence Bash
Tuesday, April 12
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Happenings Room
During the National Day of Silence, participants are asked to be silent throughout the day to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. We will end the day with a celebration! There will be a speak out as an opportunity to share our experiences of bullying and offer messages of hope to others. Join us for mocktails and appetizers.
 
Lavender Graduation
Tuesday, April 19 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Happenings Room
The Ellen Bommarito Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center's Lavender Graduation celebrates graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and asexual individuals and their straight allies.
We invite you to attend to support our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual students and their straight allies RSVP is required. RSVP to attend can be made to Jen Salamone at jensalam@umflint.edu. If you are a graduating senior in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2016 please register to participate by clicking the button below. 
April 1st is the deadline to register for Lavender Graduation.