Texas Tech University

Pride Week 2022


October 24-28, 2022

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.


Volunteer for Pride Week

Archival Exhibit

Through the Years: PRIDE at Texas Tech University 
Texas Tech University Library
(On view October 20 - November 20, 2022)


Monday, October 24

Pride Week Kickoff & T-Shirt Distribution 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Union Building -


Presented by the Rawls College of Business

The Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement invites you to join in celebrating Pride Week whether you identify as part of the LGBTQIA community or want to show your support through allyship. T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last.

A Dash of Sprinkles

2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. | SUB Matador Room 227
Sponsored by the Office of Student Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Join Title IX and the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement in decorating your own cookie, an educational opportuniting including Kahoot, and more! RSVP HERE!

A Dash of Sprinkles

Sundae Conversations: Coming Out Stories & Ice Cream Social

6:00-7:00pm Student Union Building Lubbock Room                        

For LGBTQIA+ folks, coming out is a process that can be both frightening and liberating at the same time. Hosted by Tech Gender & Sexuality Association, this year's annual Coming Out Stories program invites all LGBTQIA and allied members of the Texas Tech community to share their coming out experiences, bond, and give/receive coming out tips and advice! Whether you want to share your story or just take in the moment and offer some snaps of support, this space is here to support you!  

Tuesday, October 25

Tie Dye-Versity

Organized by Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE)
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  Red Raider Plaza
Join RISE and the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement in tie dying a t-shirt and promoting identity expression. Students will learn about the diversity in the LGBTQIA community and explore the different flags representing diversity.

IGNITE! Intersectionality and Learning in the Community

6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Student Union Building Canyon Room 
Practicing allyship involves learning from those who have lived the experience. During this edu-social, participants will discuss the intricacies of intersectionality and how it impacts people's lives and allies abilities for promoting greater LGBTQIA inclusion. Join the Office of LGBTQIA Education and Engagement for this social event to engage with and learn from your peers here at Texas Tech! RSVP online!

Wednesday, October 26

Through the Years: PRIDE at Texas Tech University Reception & Presentation

12:00pm-1:30pm TTU Library Croslin Room
Meet Lynn Whitfield and Tricia Earl, curators of the PRIDE history exhibit at Texas Tech.  Also learn about a continuing project, Faces of Pride, created by TTU student Katie Jensen. Learn about why she decided to begin the project and how you can add to her continued stories.

Beyond the Q - Celebrating Intersex Awareness Day and ACE Week

4:00pm-5:00pm The Black Cultural Center

Presented by the Student Government Association (SGA)

Come learn about the experiences of people who identify as part of of the LGBTQIA community that are often unheard of.  Celebrate in knowing more about our diversity and help be warm, welcoming and accepting.

Want to submit your story? Fill out this form here! It can be shared anonymously or you can tell it yourself at the event if you wish!

Queer Cult Classic - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rocky Horror Picture Show7:30pm Escondido Theatre

Organized by the TTU Honors College.

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." (Google description).


Thursday, October 27

Gala 2022

The Boots, Bows, & Rainbow Ties Gala 2022

Presented by the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
International Cultural Center - Hall of Nations Ballroom
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 8:30pm-9:30p.m. Music and Mingling

Advocating for Queer and Trans Communities on our College Campuses. - Guest Speaker: Dr. Antonio Duran

Guided by his extensive research with queer and trans college students, staff, and faculty, Dr. Antonio Duran focuses on what it means to advocate for queer and trans communities in higher education. In particular, Dr. Duran will address the imperative to attend to queer and trans individuals with multiple minoritized identities. Moreover, the speaker will discuss how one's institutional contexts informs the advocacy necessary for queer and trans communities.

About Dr. Duran (www.drantonioduran.com): Dr. Antonio Duran (he/him/él) is an Assistant Professor in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at Arizona State University. Antonio's research centers the experiences and lives of queer and trans communities in higher education. Stemming from his own experiences as a queer cisgender Latino man, Antonio is particularly passionate about uplifting queer and trans individuals with multiple minoritized identiites through his scholarship and practice.

Special Performance by Tech Kahaani (@techkahaani).

Music & Mingling to follow the Gala presentation.

Tickets are available directly from our sponsors.  There are no additional tickets for this event.  Tickets will be required.

Friday, October 28

Virtual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium 
Organized by Women's & Gender Studies

10:00am-3:00pm Student Union Building Matador Room  
5 individual sessions with one Keynote at 12:00 p.m. (lunch provided).  For more information, visit the Colloquium website and register below.

WGS Colloquium 2022
Register for the Colloquium

LGBTQIA  Happy Halloween Hour and GAYme Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Black Cultural Center
Pending: RSVP for LGBTQIA Happy Hour and GAYme Night

Join the Office of LGBTQIA POWER Team for appetizers, drinks, and pride-themed games (bingo, trivia, etc.).