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Texas Tech TTU Pride Week

Pride Week serves the Texas Tech Community through facilitation and leadership of programming aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. We hope that students will be able to find a community and sense of belonging through the countless activities we offer throughout the week and learn how to discuss and assess the many issues facing the LGBTQIA community today.

The Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement invites you to join us as we celebrate Pride Week whether you identify as part of the LGBTQIA community or want to show your support through allyship.

Monday, October 14

Pride Week T-Shirt Exchange 
Trade in an article of clothing  and pick-up your Pride Week 2019 gear! Good while supplies last.
SUB Copy Mail Area, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Supply will run out)

IGNITE: Inclusive Sex ED Workshop
Join the Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) Office for a comprehensive and inclusive sex education and safe sex practices workshop. 
SUB Playa Room | 12:30 p.m. (Lunch provided courtesy of RISE for the first twenty registrations.)
Register Here

IGNITE for Faculty and Staff: The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations
How are young LGBTQ+ people using and experiencing sexual orientation and gender identity in 2019? What challenges and opportunities do they encounter? Facilitated Robyn Ochs
SUB Red Raider Lounge | 2:00 p.m. (90 minute session)
Register Here


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Join OUTLaw and the TTU School of Law as Professor Kyle Velte, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, will speak on her paper, Straightwashing the Census, that will be published in Spring 2020 alongside the 2020 Census and the American Community Survey. With the recent administration's refusal to include sexual orientation and gender identity questions on the census, our government will not have the necessary data on the LGBTQIA community that is needed to make meaningful policy decisions.
School of Law Lanier Auditorium | 4:30 p.m. Reception, 5:00 p.m. Presentation

The Boots, Bows, and Rainbow Ties Gala
Kick-off Pride Week at our annual gala celebration. Keynote by Robyn Ochs and a special performance by Regie Cabico
SUB Ballroom | Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Program begins at 7:00 p.m. (Business attire is appropriate.)
Purchase Tickets ($35 General, $15 Student)
Parking Registration (Ticket holders may register their vehicle to park in lots R11 and R13 [Visitor] for 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.]

Tuesday, October 15

Women's & Gender Studies Scholar-in-Residence: "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience"
Hilary Malatino, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University, is a scholar-in-residence with Texas Tech Women's & Gender Studies (October 13-22). They are the author of "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" (University of Nebraska Press, 2019). You can find their essays in Hypatia, TSQ, Angelaki, and The Journal of Medical Humanities, among other sites. They are currently researching, writing, and teaching at the juncture of trans studies, feminist science and technology studies, and affect theory. More information about the Women's & Gender Studies Scholar-in-Residence may be found here.
Library Room 309 | 12:00 p.m.

LGBTQIA Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Association Mixer
The Association invites faculty, staff, and graduate students who identify as part of the community to meet, mix, and mingle before the Queer Reels, Real Topics film screening.
Cafe J's | 5:30 p.m.

Queer Reels, Real Topics Film Screening and Discussion: From Selma to Stonewallfrom selma to stonewall film cover
A black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist form an unusual bond as they seek to find the intersection between the Black Civil Rights and the LGBTQIA Equality movements. This program is in partnership with Women's & Gender Studies.
SUB Escondido Theater | 7:00 p.m. (Popcorn and soft drinks provided)

Poetry Slam Workshop Opportunity 
Participating in the Poetry Slam on Wednesday evening? Want to workshop your piece with our guest artist? No problem! Join us for this informal opportunity and let's get ready for the Slam.
SUB Traditions Room | 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16

Tie Dye-Versity
Join the Risk Intervention and Safety Education (RISE) Office and show your colors in making a free tie dye shirt!
SUB Courtyard | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Coming Out Stories
This annual program is organized by the Tech Gender and Sexuality Association. Coming out is a process that can be liberating and scary at the same time. In this space, attendees are invited to share their coming out experience or just take in the moment and offer some snaps of support. 
Human Sciences Room 111 | 6:00 p.m. 

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Not a slam poet? No worries - you are still invited to participate. Join emcee and guest artist, Regie Cabico for our 3rd annual Slam. It's likely that some participants will spice it up, so be sure to visit our mocktail bar during the program.
SUB Matador Room | 8:00 p.m.
Register Here (Slam Participants are Requested to Register - An Open-Mic Opportunity will be Available, Time Permitting)

Thursday, October 17

Attend Class For a Day: LGBTQIA History
Interested in the work of Audre Lorde? The class will be discussing Lorde's Zami and you can get in on the conversation. Seats will be available on a first-come basis. Questions should be directed to Emily Skidmore, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History.
Holden Hall Room 152 | 12:30 p.m. (70 minutes)

Friday, October 18

Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium
The Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium highlights feminist research and debates challenging Western culture definition of gender as a binary concept, with two rigidly fixed options: male or female, both grounded in a person's physical anatomy. The 2019 theme for the Colloquium is "Transgressing Boundaries" and will feature keynote remarks by Dr. Julio CapoDr. Capo's keynote is entitled "Undesirables: A Queer History of Latinx Challenges to U.S. Immigration Policy."

Professor Capo is an Associate Professor of History and Public Humanities at Florida International University. Professor Capó is a transnational historian whose research and teaching interests include modern U.S. history, especially the United States's relationship to the Caribbean and Latin America. He addresses how gender and sexuality have historically intersected and coalesced with constructions of ethnicity, race, class, nation, age, and ability. These are central themes in Capó's publications. His first book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (UNC Press, 2017), is a transnational queer history of a city just "south of the U.S. South." It highlights how transnational forces—including (im)migration, trade, and tourism—to and from the Caribbean shaped Miami's queer past. The book has received six awards and honors, including the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association for the best book written on Southern history. 
SUB Red Raider Lounge Room | 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Register Here (Free)

Philosophy Colloquium Series: F*ck Feelings: on Trans Experiences of Numbness, Dissociation, and Withdrawal
In this talk, Dr. Hilary Malatino (Pennsylvania State University) will explore the function negative affect plays on trans embodiment in the contexts of sex, eroticism, and intimacy by attending to the phenomena of numbness, withdrawal, dissociation, and refusal. 
Eng/Phil Room 260 | 4:00 p.m.

Glamour and Fame: Texas Tech's Pride Week Drag Pageant 

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Join emcee, Emologie Raven, and special guest entertainer and judge, Mokha Montrese, for a night of drag pageantry. Contestants will compete for title while raising funds for the Lola Marie Drew Scholarship Program with PFLAG Lubbock.  
Club Luxor | 7:00 p.m. 
Purchase Tickets Here ($5 General Online, $8 General Onsite, and $15 VIP Online)
Contestant Registration Form 
Pay Contestant Registration Fee ($50 non-student, $25 student)