Texas Tech University

 Pride Week 2018:
Winning through Inclusion

Monday, October 8

Pride Week T-Shirt Swap 
pride week tshirt

Trade in a t-shirt from another university and show your school AND LGBTQIA pride with some new Pride Week 2018 gear! Good while supplies last.
SUB Copy Mail Area, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Allies Program: 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 Soapsuds Room | 12:30 p.m. (Lunch provided courtesy of RISE for the first twenty registrations.)
Advance Registration Requested

The Boots, Bows, and Rainbow Ties Gala
Kick-off Pride Week at our annual gala celebration with special guest, Dr. Ronni Sanlo (she/her/hers)!
SUB Ballroom | Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Program begins at 5:30 p.m. (Business attire is appropriate.)
Tickets On Sale Now ($35 General, $15 Student)

The Body Project
The Body Project is a program designed to help people appreciate their own bodies while also spreading the message of body positivity around campus. This body image group promotes the message of inclusivity and acceptance regardless of age, gender, size, shape, or skin color. Group 2, session 1 (session 2 in this group will be Monday, October 15 at the same time)
Library Room 403 | 5:30 p.m.
Email to Register

Tuesday, October 9

Screening and Discussion: Letter to Anita
In 1978, Ronni Sanlo (she/her/hers) comes out as a lesbian and loses custody of her children. In the following years, she became an activist for the LGBT community as she searched for resolve and peace. Pride Week will screen Letter to Anita and have a discussion with Ronni Sanlo herself!
SUB Red Raider Lounge | 11:30 a.m. (Bring your lunch!) 
Advance Registration Requested 

Creating a Game Plan for Success
As society becomes more inclusive, the need for LGBTQIA education and resources in sports increases. Athletic administrators, coaches, student affairs professionals, and diversity leaders have a unique opportunity to create an inclusive athletic environment, supportive of all members of the athletic community, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Led by Nevin Caple, diversity consultant on LGBTQIA inclusion in sports. Organized by the TTU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Jones North End Club Area | 1:30 p.m.
Open to Athletics, Student Affairs, and Diversity Staff (Not intended for student attendees)

Coloring with Pride
Take a breather and color with pride! Coloring sheets with LGBTQIA-friendly, body-positive, and life-affirming themes will be provided, as will crayons and colored pencils. Got a class? Got a meeting? No worries. You can drop-in whenever your schedule allows. 
SUB Conference Room 206 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Champions of Respect
Students face many challenges while striving to meet the daily expectations of academic life. For some students, the expectations are even higher. These include student-athletes and leaders. During this program with Nevin Caple (she/her/hers), students will be engaged in relevant discussion to address ways to champion respect and create inclusive spaces throughout the athletic community, and within student organizations. Organized by the TTU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, with support from Student Involvement.
Marsha Sharp Center Classroom | 7:00 p.m.
Advance Registration Requested

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 10

Tie Dye-Versity
Join the 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. 

Poetry Slam
Are you a slam poet? No worries - your're still invited to participate. Join emcee and guest artist, Regie Cabico (he/him/his) for our 2nd 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.
Advance Registration Requested

Thursday, October 11 | National Coming Out Day

Allies Program: Ally Training for Students
During this general training, students will get a basic framework of understanding terminology and the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA individuals. The training will also build participant's knowledge and understanding of what it means to be an ally.
SUB Traditions Room | 12:00 p.m. (Lunch provided for the first twenty registrations)
Advance Registration Requested

LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff Unite! 
The LGBTQIA Faculty/Staff Association invites faculty, staff, and graduate students who identify as part of the community to meet, mix, and mingle before the screening of The Queens
Cafe J's | 6:30 p.m.

Queer Reels, Real Topics Film Series: The Queens Texas Premiere
Part Paris is Burning, part RuPaul's Drag Race and part Miss America, The Queens explores the transgender subculture of competitive female impersonation. Along the way, this feature-length documentary delves into the fascinating history of Chicago's iconic female illusion show lounge, The Baton (now in its 49th year in the same location), and the club's legendary offspring, the Miss Continental beauty pageant (an annual competition that has drawn transgender contestants from around the globe since 1980). The entertainers immersed in this glamorous, close-knit community share the highs and lows of their lives as they compete for the coveted crown. Following the premiere, Director Mark Saxenmeyer (he/him/his), entertainer Tiffany T. Hunter (she/her/hers, who appears in the film), and entertainer Dena Cass (she/her/hers, National Showgirl Supreme 2018), will take audience questions and perform live.
SUB Matador Room | 8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12 

Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium
The Gender & Gender Identity 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. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Mark Daniel Snyder (they/them/theirs), Director of Communications for the Equality Federation. The Colloquium is organized by Women's & Gender Studies, with support from the Office of LGBTQIA. 
SUB Red Raider Lounge Room | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Advance Registration Requested 

pageant flierGlamour and Fame: Texas Tech's Pride Week Drag Pageant 
Join emcee, National Showgirl Supreme 2018 Dena Cass and special guest, Miss Continental 2015 Tiffany T. Hunter, 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. 
Tickets On Sale Now ($5 General Online, $8 General Onsite, and $20 VIP Online)

Saturday, October 13

Rainbow Games on the Green 
Wrap-up Pride Week 2018 at the Tech GSA Cookout. Food and drinks provided. Bring your favorite outdoor games. We're getting the bounce house! 
Urbanovsky Park | 2:00 p.m.

The Body Project
The Body Project is a program designed to help people appreciate their own bodies while also spreading the message of body positivity around campus. This body image group promotes the message of inclusivity and acceptance regardless of age, gender, size, shape, or skin color. Group 1, session 2 
Library Room 403 | 2:00 p.m.
Email to Register

Monday, October 15

The Body Project
The Body Project is a program designed to help people appreciate their own bodies while also spreading the message of body positivity around campus. This body image group promotes the message of inclusivity and acceptance regardless of age, gender, size, shape, or skin color. Group 2, session 2 
Library Room 403 | 2:00 p.m.
Email to Register

 

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