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LGBTAQ+ Heritage Month and Pride Week

Queer at the Core: A Celebration and Exploration of Our Queer Experience

October 2017

Tuesday, October 10

Jennifer A. Vencill, PhD, LP: Pieces of the Rainbow Puzzle: Addressing the Health Needs of LGBTQ Communities

12–1 p.m. | Gore Auditorium

Despite growing social acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the United States, these communities continue to face significant stigma and discrimination. Using an intersectional lens and historical framework, this talk will explore structural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal stigma experienced by queer and trans people which, combined with a lack of access to culturally-competent and affirming health care, have resulted in significant health disparities. We will discuss the health inequity currently impacting unique LGBTQ communities, identify current barriers to affirming high quality healthcare for LGBTQ people, and explore the positive role that social justice and advocacy efforts can play in addressing these health needs.

Thursday, October 12

Queers and Coffee

2–3 p.m. | Student Diversity and Inclusion Center

Queer Compass returns with their fabulous Queers and Coffee social. Come join us for dialogue and fellowship where we will talk about the weather, current events, books, classes, drag race, nad cats (of course). Free coffee and pastries.

Tuesday, October 24

"No Fats, No Femmes, No Blacks, No Asians": The Politics of Beauty in Gay Male Culture in the Current Digital Age

PRIDE WEEK event—Student Diversity and Inclusion and ASW event

6:30–7:30 p.m. | Malouf 201

Join us as we hear about the important research on gay male culture and dating apps. We will have an opportunity to hear from Westminster folxs, Emerson LR Barrett, Ryan LaRe, and their advisor Dr. Eileen Chanza Torres.

Wednesday, October 25

Griffin Drag Show: Category is...Griffin Realness!

PRIDE WEEK event&mdsah;Student Diversity and Inclusion and ASW event

6:30–7:30 p.m. | Gore Auditorium

Join us as we welcome local and campus artists as they perform their favorite drag. Join these Salt Lake and Westminster queens to lip sync the house down! For the first time ever in Griffin drag herstory, you can lip sync battle with your crew—or challenge someone from campus. For more information about participating in the Griffin Drag Show, email Daniel Cairo at dcairo@westminstercollege.edu or diversity@westminstercollege.edu.

Thursday, October 26

Conscious Cinema, How to Survive the Plague

PRIDE WEEK event—Student Diversity and Inclusion and ASW event

We are continuing our film series with How to Survive the Plague. In the late 1980s, members of the Act-Up and other AIDS activits battle indifference and hostility to bring attention to the disease and play a huge rule in reducing the number of AIDS-related fatilities in the US.