The Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT Issues will hold a Safe Zone training on Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m.-noon in the Career and Leadership Development conference room. The training is open to all faculty and staff.
The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner. After the training, attendees have the opportunity to become part of a network of safe and welcoming spaces and people for LGBT members of the campus community and their allies.
Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training specifically for their faculty and staff.
For more information about Safe Zone training or to schedule an office or department training session, contact Cindy Konrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 472-7169.
In a male-dominated culture such as football where masculinity and machismo is encouraged, what is it like to be a gay athlete? Esera Tuaolo, a former Green Bay Packer football player for 10 years, talks about his experiences being a professional football player as well as coming out as a gay athlete.
Come listen to him speak, for free, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7pm in the UC-Hamilton Room.
There are many events going on around campus in celebration of Pride Week. Come along and celebrate with the LGBT* community! Events include:
Zumba/Dance against Bullying fundraiser: An hour of Zumba and an hour of dancing with the TIFU Cultural Ensemble will take place Thursday, April 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Room. Admission is $2 at the door with a canned good or $3 without. Raise more funds if you choose — the top five fundraisers will get to have dinner with Tuaolo on April 9. Proceeds support LGBT of Walworth County’s efforts to prevent bullying.
Ally Open House: A reception to bring together LGBT students with supportive faculty, staff, and students will take place Tuesday, April 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Warhawk Connection Center. If you are LGBT or an ally, stop in for food and conversation and to show your support. “It’s a chance for people who are supportive to connect with our LGBT students,” said Cindy Konrad, LGBT coordinator. “It is also a chance for our LGBT students to recognize who some of those supportive people are on campus.”
Taking Pride in the History: IMPACT will host a learning activity about LGBT history, with a debriefing and social afterwards. The event takes place Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the University Center, room 68. All are welcome.
Former Green Bay Packer speaks: Come hear the story of Esera Tuaolo, who played in the NFL for nine seasons, and is one of the very few openly gay athletes. He will speak Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton Room.
The LGBT* Taskforce is looking for nominations for the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence awards. These awards recognize members of the LGBT* campus community and dedicated allies for their contributions to and leadership in our campus community. Awards will be presented at the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence honoring UW-Whitewater’s outstanding students and allies on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 4:30-6pm in the Fern Young Terrace. Nominations/applications will be reviewed by members of the Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT* Issues and a representative from the PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center.
If you know of someone you would like to nominate for this award and recognition, please fill out this form: Nomination RAINBOW Celebration 2014
Applications are due by Friday, April 11, 2014 to be considered. Nominate those you know who you would like to see honored for all of their dedication and work with the LGBT* community!
Have nothing going on this Thursday evening? Tired of the same old boring Thursday evening routine and want something fun and exciting to do? Well, you are in luck! IMPACT is hosting its 5th annual Drag Show on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9pm in the UC-Hamilton Room. Doors open at 8:15pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Come on out and enjoy this fabulous show with lots of entertainment, fun, and thrills with a Roaring 20s theme. Don’t miss it!