OUTober 2011

LGBT HISTORY MONTH
October is a time recognize the role lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies have played in history. Check back each day for new video highlighting a member of the community.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11

ANNUAL I AM Day

Join us as we celebrate the 7th year of the growing “I AM” rainbow on campus! Represent your LGBTQ and Allied status with the annual “I AM” shirt. If you are new to campus, sign a pledge for equality, get a shirt, and join the tradition. If you have a Purple, Blue, or Green shirt at home, be sure to wear your colors with pride!

Time: All Day
Location: Across Campus
Presented by: GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center
Audience: All

COME OUT IN RED SQUARE

Come out of the closet in style! Join us in Red Square to dance, jump, and shuffle out of the life-sized "Closet Door" as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Straight or however you identify.

Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Red Square
Presented by: GU Pride
Audience: All

DINNER & DIALOGUE: "IT GETS BETTER"

The “It Gets Better” campaign gained notoriety after the national spotlight highlighted the bullying and suicide which has long been a tragedy in lives of LGBTQ youth. Over 10,000 videos have been made by everyday people along with political and cultural leaders. This conversation will examine the message of the campaign and ways we can improve the experiences of tomorrows LGBTQ youth. You will also have the opportunity to make your own “I’m Making It Better” poster for display on campus.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: ICC 120
Presented by: GU Pride
Audience: Undergraduate Students

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

FILM SCREENING: BUBBLE

This romantic drama tells the story of two men who fall in love, one Israeli and one Palestinian. The film takes place in peaceful Tel Aviv surrounded by the turmoil in the rest of the region. The film will spur dialogue on the intersections of politics, religion, culture, and sexual orientation.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Maguire Hall, 104
Presented by: GradPride
Audience: All

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

AMBIGUOUS ATTRACTIONS

Is it really a choice between just Heterosexual and Homosexual? This program will explore and discuss sexual fluidity and how sexual orientation is expressed in our campus culture. Just like life, sexual orientation development is a journey, and we are all along for the ride.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Kennedy Multipurpose Room
Presented by: Residence Life, LGBTQ Resource Center, Women's Center
Audience: Undergraduate Students

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

OUT ACROSS CAMPUS & RECEPTION

Come together and celebrate the LGBTQ community on campus. Wear your OUT Across Campus HOYA shirt or your I AM shirt for the annual group photo. We didn't get to take one earlier this year because of the hurricane but OUTtober is just as great a time to reconnect with friends from around campus. The meeting and photo in Red Square will be followed by an informal reception with snacks and coffee in the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Time: 3:00pm
Location: Red Square, (Rain site Sellinger Lounge, Leavey Center)
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center, GU Pride, GALA, Grad Pride, Med Alliance, OUT Law, P-POUT
Audience: All

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19

THIS IS WHAT LOVE IN ACTION LOOKS LIKE

Part of the Reel Affirmations LGBT Film Festival, this film follows Zack Stark who was sent to a teen centered ex-gay rehabilitation program after coming out to his parents. Supporters and advocates protested the organization until its closure, bringing national scrutiny to the ex-gay movement. Join us for this viewing followed by a facilitated conversation.

Time: 5:00pm
Meeting Location: Meet in LGBTQ Center at 4:00 and travel together on GUTS
Purchase Tickets: $5.00 here
Audience: All
Questions and More Information: ML555@georgetown.edu

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

OVER AND OUT: THE REPEAL OF DON'T ASK DON'T TELL

With the signature of President Obama, legislation repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ended 17 years of institutionalized discrimination in the nation’s armed forces. This presentation will bring together two important voices in the fight to end DADT. Casey Pick, Programs Director at the Log Cabin Republicans was one of the attorneys that filed suit in federal court which eventually ended in a ruling that the policy violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. Jonathan Hopkins, a former United States Army captain, was honorably discharged because of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in August 2010. He graduated fourth in his class at West Point and was deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan, earning three Bronze Stars, including one for valor.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: McNeir Auditorium
Reception to follow: Old North Student Lounge
Presented by: Georgetown University Republican Women, Grad Pride, P-POUT, LGBTQ Resource Center
Audience: All

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

LAW CENTER SYMPOSIUM

This daylong symposium will examine the state of policy and legal affairs affecting the Transgender community. Panels and presentations will highlight personal struggles and celebration, the impact national rhetoric has on the community, and the current laws from birth certificates to tax codes.

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Hotung Hall 2000
Presented by: OUTLaw
Audience: All

2011 HOMECOMING LGBTQ RECEPTION

For over 100 years Alumni have gathered to celebrate their home in Georgetown University. We invite you to return October 20-23 to take part in the celebration of Homecoming Weekend! Join the LGBTQ Resource Center for our annual Open House and meet our staff, current students, and reconnect with old friends.

Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: LGBTQ Resource Center, 325 Leavey Center
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center
Audience: All

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

THE RELIGIOUS CASE FOR EQUALITY

Jay Michaelson argues that the divide between faith and sexual orientation is a pernicious myth and that religious people should favor gay rights because of religion, not despite it. As both a gay rights activist and religion scholar. Michaelson underscores that the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament both emphasize the importance of love, compassion, and equality.

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Makóm: A Jewish Gathering Space, Leavey Center
Presented by: Jewish Chaplaincy/Hillel, LGBTQ Resource Center
Audience: All

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

AIDS WALK

Join the LGBTQ and Ally team of Georgetown University! This year our LGBTQ campus groups have unified to form one team showing our strength in community. This is the 25th annual AIDS Walk Washington to benefit Whitman-Walker Health providing comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Register for the team "Georgetown LGBTQ Students and Allies": here
Time: 8:15am
Location: Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue at 13th Street, NW
Presented by: Grad Pride, GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center
Audience: All