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Meetings Spring 2021

Fridays, February – May
LGBTQIA+ Mindfulness
1:00-1:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/2N8kEQU

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center and the Counseling Center’s CALM intern, Maddie Ziebart, are joining forces to remind us that 30 minutes of self-care can go a long way in reducing stress. These Friday sessions will be drop in or out as you need. 


Mondays, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 3
BiPanPoly Discussion Group
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84636160037?pwd=YnFCL1FWcnVocWUzZU01Q1BIRWJWQT09 

For those who identify — or think they may — as bisexual or biromantic, pansexual or panromantic, or polysexual or polyromantic!

February 2021

Tuesday, February 9
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Higher Education
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/3shnAdN

Queer and Trans individuals will discuss their experiences in the workplace–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Panelists are Sam Hahn, Nick Antonichi, Shawn Patrick. 

Co-Sponsor: Career and Professional Development  


Monday, February 15
QTPOC Students Navigating PWIs: Black Voices
4:00-5:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/3oC77ie

This new series will focus on the intersection of being queer and trans (QT) and being a person of color (POC), looking at the challenges and rewards of navigating an education at a predominantly white institution (PWI). Our first program will raise black voices. 

Co-Sponsor: Black Student Union, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, Men of Color and Latino/a/ Hispanic Initiatives, Student Achievement Services, Women’s Center, and and UW Parkside Student Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council (SEDI)


Sunday, February 21
Student SAFE Training
1:00-4:00 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for students. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 


Thursday, February 25
Exploring Polyamory: Consent, Communication, and Honesty
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/3nATyhV

What is polyamory? How is it different from polygamyWhat are common misconceptions? What can people in monogamous relationships learn from people in polyamorous relationships? Come discover the answers to these questions and more!  

Panel members: Devin MatznickAlli Kannenberg, Paul Kannenberg, Victor Raymond 


Friday, February 26
Faculty/Staff SAFE Training
8:00-11:00 a.m. | Microsoft Teams
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for faculty and staff. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 

March 2021

Tuesday, March 9
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Retail / Hospitality
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/2XyKL5r

Queer and Trans individuals will discuss their experiences in the workplace–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Panelists include Ryan Phillipson and Brad Want. 

Co-Sponsor: Career and Professional Development 


Monday, March 15 
QTPOC Navigating PWIs: Latino/a/x
4:00-5:30 p.m.| Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/39kQyCt   

This new series will focus on the intersection of being queer and trans (QT) and being a person of color (POC), looking at the challenges and rewards of navigating an education at a predominantly white institution (PWI). This program will raise latino/latina/latinx voices. 

Co-Sponsor: Black Student Union, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive ExcellenceMen of Color and Latino/a/ Hispanic Initiatives, Student Achievement Services, Women’s Center


Sunday, March 28
Student TSAFE Training
12:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for students. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to trans and nonbinary identities, pronouns, and culture; some of the challenges that many trans and nonbinary people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 


Monday, March 29
Trans Inclusion in Athletics   
12:40-1:40 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/3ee8hy2 

Multiple bills have been introduced in Wisconsin and across the nation to ban trans athletes, specifically trans girls and women, from competing in girls and women’s sports. Join Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director of the Women’s Center, and Dr. Liz Cannon, Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, for a discussion on this topic. Dr. Johnson has a scholarly background in gender and sport and will share about the related scholarship and policies on trans inclusion in athletics. Both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Cannon will debunk common myths and assumptions often cited in these bills and share why it is necessary to promote trans inclusion, rather than exclusion or segregation, in athletics. Resources for further self-education will be provided.

Co-Sponsor: Women’s Center


Tuesday, March 30

Trans and Nonbinary High School Youth Panel
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/39e0SMo

The TransAction Committee is proud to announce that our action for this year’s TransAction Week is Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Youth. The best way we could think of to do this is to uplift their voices. Join us for a panel discussion featuring trans and nonbinary youth in the Fox Valley. 

April 2021

Thursday, April 1
TransActionWeekSpeaker:GavinGrimm
6:30-8:00 p.m.| MicrosoftTeams
https://bit.ly/3cIf9l1

Gavin Grimm grew up in Gloucester, VA, and is the plaintiff in a federal transgender rights lawsuit that was headed to the Supreme Court but got sent back to the lower courts and is still working its way through the judicial system.

Gavin came out as transgender during his sophomore year at Gloucester High School. With his principal’s permission, he used the boys’ restrooms at school for almost two months without any problems, but then a handful of parents went to the school board to complain about Gavin. The school board held a public meeting to talk about his body. It was humiliating and frightening to see one adult after another stand up and say hateful things about him. Then the school board voted to ban Gavin from using the boys’ restrooms at school. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, he sued his school.

His case worked its way up to the Supreme Court and was set to be argued in March 2017 but then the Supreme Court announced that it’s sending his case back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to be reconsidered in light of the Departments of Justice and Education pulling back the previous administration’s Title IX guidance clarifying protections for transgender students. In 2019 he won his case in the lower court and that win was upheld at the Fourth Circuit. In the spring of 2021, the school district asked the Supreme Court to again consider Gavin’s case. He’s waiting to find out whether they will.


Friday, April 2
Faculty/Staff TSAFE Training
1:00-4:00 p.m.| Zoom
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for faculty and staff. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to trans and nonbinary identities, pronouns, and culture; some of the challenges that many trans and nonbinary people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 


Monday, April 5
Breaking Barriers: Schulyer Bailar
7:00 p.m.| Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/96941766649?pwd=NTh1QXNjU0VKYlpyZGNLWW9sbFdrZz09

Schuyler Bailar was one of the nation’s top 20 15-year-old breaststroke swimmers. By 17, his relay team set a national age group record. A 25-time National Championship Qualifier, a two-time All-American, he was recruited by and swam for Harvard University on one of the winningest teams in Harvard’s history.   

Schuyler is also the first openly transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division I men’s team.  

Schuyler’s difficult choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA Champion – as a female swimmer – was historic and timely. His story has appeared everywhere from The Washington Post to 60 Minutes and The Ellen Show. 

Schuyler is also a celebrated inspirational speaker, having been hosted at places like the CIA, the NCAA, USA Swimming, TEDx, The Boston Museum of Science and over 70 others, including schools and colleges across the country. 

His story explores the universal challenges of trying to “fit-in” in our media-rich world with integrity and authenticity. He explains his struggles and why he ultimately chose to put many potential accolades at risk to be true to himself. Because he has lived his life from many perspectives – woman, Korean American, mixed-race, gay, trans, “Harvard white guy” – his story resonates with young and old, from all walks of life.  

His conversational style is engaging, disarming, funny and enlightening – using a brief introduction and audience Q&A format. 


Tuesday, April 6
Queer and Trans in the Workplace: Community Health Care Services
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/35sUOgv  

Queer and Trans individuals will discuss their experiences in the workplace–the good, the bad, and the ugly. Panelists are John Erickson, Kathleen Muskeeand Livia Rowell-Ortiz. 

Co-Sponsor: Career and Professional Development 


Monday, April 12
QTPOC Navigating PWIs: Hmong/Asian Voices
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.| Microsoft Teams
https://bit.ly/3idOqyX

This new series will focus on the intersection of being queer and trans (QT) and being a person of color (POC), looking at the challenges and rewards of navigating an education at a predominantly white institution (PWI). This program will raise Hmong/Asian voices. 

Co-Sponsor: Black Student Union, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive ExcellenceMen of Color and Latino/a/ Hispanic Initiatives, Student Achievement Services, Women’s Center 


Wednesday, April 14
Twelfth Annual LGBTQ+ Ally March
5:00 p.m. | Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQCenterUWO

On this day, we celebrate all who are queerly diverse and all who are dedicated to making our schools, communities, nation, and world safer and more accepting of sexuality and gender diversity. Join us in celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and learn how to better ally with this community.  Our program will be a video streamed on our Facebook page, and the “march” will take place in the comments on our page. Tell us how you ally and post pictures in your LGBTQ+ Ally March Tees! 

Co-Sponsors:  Check back soon!


Wednesday, April 21
Student SAFE Training
3:00-6:00 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for students. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 


Friday, April 23
Faculty/Staff SAFE Training
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Microsoft Teams
Sign up at https://uwosh.edu/lgbtqcenter/services/safe-training/

Open session for faculty and staff. Participants take part in a three-hour interactive workshop designed to introduce you to LGBTQ+ terms, culture, some of the challenges that many LGBTQ+ people encounter in their lives, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom. 


Wednesday, April 28
Dramatic Readings
6:30-8:00 p.m. | Zoom
https://bit.ly/3oBx8yi

Join us for a night of queer readings! Each year our theme changes—come find out what this year’s theme will be, and immerse yourself in the LGBTQIA+ written word brought to life by personal voice. 

May 2021

Monday, May 3  
QTPOC Navigating PWIs: Indigenous Voices 
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.| Microsoft Teams 
https://bit.ly/3ofXZ1T   

This new series will focus on the intersection of being queer and trans (QT) and being a person of color (POC), looking at the challenges and rewards of navigating an education at a predominantly white institution (PWI). This program will raise indigenous voices. 

Co-Sponsor: Black Student Union, Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence, Men of Color and Latino/a/ Hispanic Initiatives, Student Achievement Services, Women’s Center  


Thursday, May 6 
Lavender Graduation 
7:00-8:30 p.m. | Collaborate Ultra 
https://bit.ly/3pom6wQ   

This special ceremony serves to celebrate LGBTQ+ students and student allies for their achievements and contributions to the university during their tenure. This is a cultural celebration that recognizes the difficulties of achieving in a climate that is often less than desirable for LGBTQ+ students and allies.