Outober 2009

GLBT 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.

October 4

Dupont Circle History Tour

Dupont Circle has long played a role in the history of LGBTQ people in Washington, D.C., the nation and even Georgetown University. Join our friends from American University and George Washington University for a walking tour of queer history in and around Dupont Circle. Space is limited to six Georgetown students. Spots awarded on a first come first serve basis. The tour will be conducted by The Rainbow History Project: Collecting, preserving, and promoting the GLBT history of metropolitan Washington, DC

Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center, American University GLBTQ Resource Center, George Washington University LGBT Resource Center

Stray Cats

Some guys are leaders, some guys are joiners, some guys are Stray Cats. This collection of nine musically influenced monologues portrays nine “cats” as they hit bottom, paint themselves into a corner, or reach a moment of transcendence.

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Red Square Amphitheater
Presented by: Nomadic Theatre’s Square Pegs

October 8

QuILT: LGBT Images in Film

Interested in queers, TV, and/or movies? Get schooled! QuILT – Queer Intersectionality Lecture and Thought is a lecture series allowing professors to speak on the intersection of their respective fields and LGBT issues. It is hosted by the GU Pride Education team. Our first professor in the series, Professor Fulcher, will lecture on LGBT images in film and TV. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: White Gravenor 211
Presented by: GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center, Parliamentary Debate Team

October 11

Rave for Equality

Kick off GU Pride’s Coming Out Week! Rave For Equality will feature a glitter station, free red bulls, glow in the dark jewelry, and techno mixes all night.

Time: 10:00pm
Location: McShain, Large
Presented by: GU Pride, What’s After Dark

October 13

Safe Spaces: Coming Out in Your Res Hall

Come learn how to support your neighbors, share your identity, or simply hear stories from LGBTQ and allied students at Georgetown. We’ll talk about simple things everyone should do to make queer students feel more welcome on campus.

Time: 8:00pm
Location: McShain, Small
Presented by: GU Pride, Residence Life, LGBTQ Resource Center

October 14

Out and Abroad

Come hear the stories of five Georgetown students who came out while abroad. Learn how they handled being LGBT abroad and how you can do the same! Students speaking studied abroad in Spain, Japan, South Africa, Latin America, and Turkey.

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Healey 104
Presented by: GU Pride, Office of International Programs

October 15

Coming 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 LGBTQ or a straight ally!

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

Coming Out as Gender Queer

Want to learn more about the trans/genderqueer experience? What does it mean to not identify with the gender binary? This event will present trans and genderqueer experiences through personal narrative and film.

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Reiss Hall 248
Presented by: GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center, United Feminists

October 19

Outing as a form of Political Activism: A Presentation by Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers is one of the most prominent bloggers in America. His blog, blogactive.com has been a focal point for outing closeted politicians who actively oppose gay rights. A leading subject of Outrage, a 2009 documentary about closeted anti-gay politicians.

Time: 8:00pm
Location: Healey 104
Presented by: Lecture Fund, College Democrats, GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center