GLBTQ & Allies Awareness Month 2012

As a coalition of the Lubbock community and Texas Tech University community, coordinated events are intended to encourage honesty and openness about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and an ally.

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October 2012 Schedule of Events

All Events are FREE and open to the public unless listed otherwise. Please contact the Women's Studies office for more details at (806) 742-4335 or email us at womens.studies@ttu.edu

October 3

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6th General Meeting & Talent Show hosted by TTU Gay/Straight Alliance
TTU Student Union Bldg. | Escondido Theater | 7:00 p.m.

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October 11

National Coming OUT Day!

October 12

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GLBTQ Allies Training for Faculty and Staff: Part I
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center. This two-part training series provides information & resources on how to become an ally to the GLBTQ community. Lunch served. RSVP to Amanda Wheeler: amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3674
TTU Student Wellness Center RM 100 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

October 16

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PFLAG Lubbock Monthly Meeting: "Faces & Facets of TransGender Experience"
23-minute documentary produced by the Boulder, Colorado, PFLAG Chapter and was perviewed at teh PFLAG National Convention in Washington, D.C. in November 2011.

About the Film
Eighteen people and their families share touching stories about the journey from despair and loss to the joy of being the gender they were meant to be. Diversity of ages, ethnicity and background of the interviewees put many faces on what it means to be gender variant. Some topics include how family relationships changed, employment discrimination and coming out at work, issues with law enforcement, interactions after transition, being the parent of a gender variant child and dealing with schools. The emphasis is on positive adjustment, the healthy choices trans people make to work with the challenges, without ignoring them. The purpose for a general non-trans audience will be to create awareness, reduce discomfort and prejudice about transgender persons, and to help people see gender variance as just another aspect of the human experience.
St. John's United Methodist Church | 1501 University Ave. | 7:00 p.m.

October 18

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GLBTQ Allies Training for Students
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center. This two-part training series provides information & resources on how to become an ally to the GLBTQ community. Lunch served. RSVP to Amanda Wheeler: amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3674
TTU Student Wellness Center RM 100 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

October 19

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GLBTQ Allies Training for Faculty and Staff: Part II
Sponsored by the TTU Student Counseling Center. This two-part training series provides information & resources on how to become an ally to the GLBTQ community. Lunch served. RSVP to Amanda Wheeler: amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3674
TTU Student Wellness Center RM 100 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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    Tunnel of Oppression
    The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive diversity program that examines stereotypes, biases, and discrimination in our society. As participants journey through the tunnel, a light will be shined on the thoughts, beliefs, and actions that perpetuate inequalities based on race, gender, religion, sex, ability, sexual orientation, appearance, and class. The goal of the program is to raise awareness and inspire social change. This experience is designed to be thought provoking and assist those viewing it to reflect upon their own privilege and/or times when they have been the oppressor or oppressed.

    To participate in this event contact committee member Kendra Tillberry, GA for Multicultural Advoates and Boston Hall
    • October 23 | Student Union Bldg. Ballroom | 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    • October 24 | Student Union Bldg. Ballroom | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

October 26

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Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium - "Teaching Diversity: GLBT Awareness in School"
In recognition of October being nationally recognized as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) & Ally Awareness Month, we are hosting an educational initiative to gain additional tools and resources to make classrooms safer and more affirming of students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Texas Tech University | Student Union Building | Red Raider Lounge (1st Floor)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.