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GLBTQ & Allies Awareness Month 2013
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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 2013 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

  • ttugsa General Meeting hosted by TTU Gay/Straight Alliance

  • laramie inside out October 2 - Film Screening and Q&A with the Filmmaker
    Laramie Inside Out
    by Beverly Seckinger

    Holden Hall RM 6 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
    Screening followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, Beverly Seckinger, via Skype

    In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes.

    Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger returns to her hometown to see how this event had affected the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all homosexuals to an eternal hell. But Seckinger meets many more—parents, teachers, clergy and students—telling their stories, speaking out and taking action.

  • glbt allies October 10 - 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. RSVP to Amanda Wheeler: amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3674
    TTU Student Wellness Center RM 205 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • coming out October 11 - National Coming OUT Day!

  • pflag lubbock October 15 - PFLAG Lubbock Monthly Meeting:
    St. John's United Methodist Church | 1501 University Ave. | 7:00 p.m.

  • laramie inside out October 16 - Film Screening Only!
    Laramie Inside Out
    by Beverly Seckinger

    Talkington Hall | Multipurpose Room | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes.

    Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger returns to her hometown to see how this event had affected the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets "God-hates-fags" Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all homosexuals to an eternal hell. But Seckinger meets many more—parents, teachers, clergy and students—telling their stories, speaking out and taking action.

  • glbt allies October 17 - 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. RSVP to Amanda Wheeler: amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-3674
    TTU Student Wellness Center RM 205 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • oppressionTunnel 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 Dustin K. Grabsch, Residence Life Coordinator, University Student Housing

    • October 22 | Student Union Bldg. Ballroom | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    • October 23 | Student Union Bldg. Ballroom | 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

  • gender October 25
    Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium
    - "Teaching Diversity: GLBT Awareness in School Part Il"
    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 Library
    Teaching, Learning & Professional Development Center | RM 153
    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration is FREE. Please go to the link provided and click on "schedule of events" on the left side of the page to find the event and register. For non-TTU personnel please contact the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) at (806) 742-0133 to register. Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu

  • glbt allies October 29 - 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 205 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

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Past Events

Community Events

Lubbock PRIDE
(August 24, 2103)

Lubbock Pride is a private civic organization that consists of representatives of the LGBT community working to build a stronger, safer, and more diverse city through civic, cultural, and educational events.

PFLAG Lubbock
(Monthly Meetings)

OUTwest Lubbock
South Plains only virtual GLBTQ Community Center

Support

Campus Support

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Resources

Educational Activities
(USC Student Services LGBT Resource Center)

NOW - National Organization for Women

Consortium of Higher Education - LGBT Resource Professionals

Coming OUT!

National Transgender Advocacy

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

Human Rights Campaign

Lambda Legal

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Planet Out

The Advocate

Audre Lorde Project

The Trevor Project

Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)

Gay Men of African Descent

South Asian Lesbian Gay Association of New York City

Sirius Out Q

Hitting Hard

National Center for Lesbian Rights