UR Comes Out
UR Comes Out is a celebration of LGBTQ History Month that occurs each October.
In October 2013 we welcomed Judy Shepard and Southerners On New Ground. In 2012, events included "Woman Talk: From Girlhood to Motherhoood" with Staceyann Chin; the Big Queer Party featuring Brandon Hiltons' Frozen Heart Tour; and "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Gender" with S. Bear Bergman.
Be sure to come back soon to see what we have in store for October 2014! For more information please contact Ted Lewis (email@example.com, 804-484-1653)
UR Comes Out Events
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Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood6:00 PM - 8:00 PMThe WILL*/WGSS Speaker Series welcomes LaVerne Cox. Cox, a celebrated actress and transgender advocate known for her work on Orange is the New Black, will speak on her experiences as a trans* woman of color as well as her work to move society beyond gender expectations so that all people can live more authentically.
Part of UR Comes Out: LGBTQ History Month
Co-sponsors: Common Ground, Spider Board, Modlin Center for the Arts
This event is free and open to the public.
Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood w/ Laverne Cox6:00 PM - 8:00 PMLaverne Cox, a celebrated actress and transgender advocate known for her work on Orange is the New Black, will speak on her experiences as a trans* woman of color as well as her work to move society beyond gender expectations so that all people can live more authentically.
For ticketing information visit - http://commonground.richmond.edu/laverne-cox/
Part of UR Comes Out! Sponsored by Gottwald Speakers’ Bureau, Common Ground, Spider Board, WILL*, WGSS, Westhampton College, SCOPE, and the Modlin Center for the Arts.
Safe Zone Ally Training5:00 PM - 8:00 PMSafe Zone educates members of the University community about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) issues to create a network of allies who, together with members of the LGBTQ community, work to create a community of safety and full inclusion for all its members. Register Click Here!
Icebreakers Meeting - October5:00 PM - 7:00 PMIcebreakers is a confidential student run discussion group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students, as well as students who have questions about sexual and/or gender identity. Icebreakers is a safe space for students to discuss issues of coming out, finding friends, or questions around identity. Two trained students run each meeting (at least one of which is always of a queer person of color).Icebreakers is also a confidential support network for students. Students can confidentially reach out to a peer Icebreakers facilitator by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free HIV Testing1:00 PM - 5:00 PMFree HIV Testing available thanks to Fan Free Clinic and the Office of Common Ground. Know your status! Every student who speaks to an HIV Counselor will have a chance to enter to win a $50.00 VISA gift card.
Queer Coffee Hour - October10:00 AM - 11:00 AMJoin us for our monthly Queer Coffee Hour as we discuss current events in the LGBTQ Community! This month in honor of UR Comes Out: A Celebration of LGBTQ History Month, we will be discussing the coming out process. Free Coffee!