Events

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, and Queer history. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Tampa campus/community partners host a series of events to celebrate and educate the campus community about social justice and civil rights issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ is an inclusive acronym that represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, Queer/Questioning community. The "+" provides greater visibility and recognition to identities that are not specifically represented in the acronym.
 


2021 calendar of events

QTPOCC SUPPORT GROUP: FAMILY MATTERS
Queer and Trans People of Color Collective


October 1| 6pm | Marshall Student Center (MSC) 3713 or Microsoft Teams | Tampa campus

Our monthly support group will discuss parents, family, and coming out.


SAFE ZONE EDUCATION PART ONE
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

October 4 | 1pm | Microsoft Teams | Register Here

Safe Zone: Education Part One is focused on the education the USF community on fundamental terms, identities, and experiences related to the LGBTQ+ community and is the first of the 4-part series.


BULL MARKET: LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

October 6 | 9am - 2pm | MSC Plaza | Tampa campus

This week's Bull Market will feature LGBTQ+ student organizations and departments who provide services to LGBTQ+ and allied students. Come by 9 am - 2 pm to learn more and get involved!


CLIMB WITH PRIDE
Recreation and Wellness 

October 9 | 10am - 1pm  | USF Riverfront Park | Tampa

Everyone is welcome to this open and inclusive event at the USF Challenge Course. Climb a series of obstacles and zipline down, all while learning about the LGBTQ+ community. Come as your true self and leave with some new friends.

Free for students and $15 for staff/faculty/community.


TRICK OR TREAT YOURSELF - SELF-CARE FAIR
The Center for Student Well-being

October 13 | 11am | MSC Amphitheater | Tampa campus

Space for students to practice self-care during midterms and get needed resources (self-care strategies, study tips, etc.)  


WEDNESDAY IN THE O: NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Student Life and Engagement 

October 13 | 12pm | Student Life Center, Suite 1400 or Microsoft Teams | St. Petersburg campus

The program will delve deep into how National Coming Out Day became recognized as an actual day, while providing a supportive and safe space for students a part of the LGBTQ+ community. The event will celebrate our LGBTQ+ students and their bravery for coming out, while still providing a safe and supportive space for those who did not.


SAFE ZONE EDUCATION PART TWO
The Office of Multicultural Affairs

October 13 | 2pm | Microsoft Teams | Register Here

Safe Zone: Education Part Two is focused on the education the USF community on the USF community on terms, identities, and experiences related to trans+, gender non-conforming, and other queer identities.


A NIGHT WITH MAYOR CASTOR
LGBTQ+ Health Alliance

October 13 | 5:30pm | MSC Ballroom | Tampa Campus

Town hall meeting with the mayor of Tampa to discuss current events, Covid-19 pandemic, and being a professional and LGBTQ


LGBTQ+ HISTORY MONTH MEETING
Queer and Trans People of Color Collective

October 14 | 6:30pm | Location TBD | Tampa campus

QTPOCC general body meeting for everyone to gather and discuss LGBTQ+ history and trailblazers past and present.


QTPOCC GENERAL BODY MEETING
Queer and Trans People of Color Collective

October 15 | 6pm | MSC 3713 or Microsoft Teams | Tampa campus

Our monthly general body meeting


SAFE ZONE ALLYSHIP
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

October 19 | 2pm | Microsoft Teams

Safe Zone: Allyship develops and promotes allyship by teaching models of acceptance, responses to potential situations, and provide visible support to ensure the success of the LGBTQ+ community at USF.


MOCKTAIL MIX-OFF
The Center for Student Well-being

October 21 | 11 am | MSC Amphitheater | Tampa campus

Sample tasty mocktail recipes created by USF student orgs and vote for your favorite! You will also learn from USF resources about ways to keep you and your friends safe


QTPOC & COFFEE
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

October 21 | 5pm | MSC 3300 | Tampa campus

QTPOC & Coffee is a series hosted by the Tampa campus Office of Multicultural Affairs that seeks to address intersectionality through casual dialogue, particularly the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Food and drink will be provided, and all participants will leave with a custom QTPOC & Coffee mug. Come by to learn more!

QTPOC stands for Queer and Trans People of Color.


2021 INTERCULTURAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (ISLC)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

October 23 | 9am -5pm | MSC Ballroom | Tampa campus

This conference is to help strengthen the engagement and retention of underrepresented students at USF.


CURED FILM SCREENING
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Department of Women's and Gender Studies, and the Counseling Center

October 26 | 6pm | Oval Theater | Tampa campus | Register Here

Please join us for a screening of the film Cured. A panel discussion will follow.

CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Before this momentous 1973 decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was nearly impossible.

Incorporating a trove of newly unearthed archival material — much of it unseen for decades — CURED takes audiences inside this riveting narrative to chronicle the strategy and tactics that led to a crucial turning point in the movement for LGBTQ rights. Indeed, following the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, the battle that culminated in the APA’s decision marked the first major step on the path to first-class citizenship for LGBTQ Americans. CURED sheds new light on this victory — which was far from inevitable — while situating the APA story within the larger context of the modern movement for LGBTQ equality.


DRAG SHOW AND HALLOWEEN MIXER
LGBTQ+ Health Alliance 

October 27 | 5:30pm | MSC 2708 | Tampa campus

Let's get spooky! Come in costume or your best drag for a fun night celebrating halloween


SAFE ZONE ADVOCACY
The Office of Multicultural Affairs

October 28 | 2pm | Microsoft Teams | Register Here

Safe Zone: Advocacy develops LGBTQ+ advocates by educating participants on the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, current local, state, and national policies, laws, and trends affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and how to get involved in effecting positive change.


OMA DRAG SHOW
Student Life and Engagement

October 28 | 8pm | University Student Center Ballrooms | St. Petersburg campus | Register Here

The OMA Drag Show is a space that highlights and celebrates Drag culture. This annual event will feature six performances from professional Drag Queens, Students Performers, and Professional Staff Performers. After our lovely performers, we will then have a Q & A session with our professional Drag Queens that will educate the students on Drag Culture. Overall, the event is a fun and interactive program, while being educational and teaching students about Drag.


QTPOCC HALLOWEEN SOCIAL
Queer and Trans People of Color Collective

October 29 | 6pm | MSC 3713 or Microsoft Teams | Tampa campus

Food, games, and candy abound in our casual Halloween social 


 

Contact Cristina Yelvington, Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Initiatives, for more information or to become an LGBTQ+ History Month sponsor!

Add your event to the campus-wide LGBTQ+ History Month calendar by filling out this form by Thursday, September 16th at 5 pm.

 


 

Interested in getting involved right now? Be sure to register for Safe Zone and follow the Office of Multicultural Affairs on Facebook and BullsConnect to stay up to date with all of our events!

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