Texas Tech University

GLBTQ & Allies Awareness Month 2013

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

General Meeting

hosted by TTU Gay/Straight Alliance

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.

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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.

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October 11

coming out

National Coming OUT Day!


October 15

PFLAG Lubbock Monthly Meeting:
St. John's United Methodist Church | 1501 University Ave. | 7:00 p.m.

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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.

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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.
  • 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 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.

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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

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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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Contact

Women's Studies Program