OUTober 2019

OUTober 2020

Location: Healy Hall Foyer

Take a break for tea and snacks with the LGBTQ Center and Campus Ministry Chaplains and staff. A Prayer for Peace and Justice will follow in Dahlgren Quad.

Location: Asian American HOME, 1409 37th St NW

Join APILF for a film screening at the Asian American Home! More details to come. 

Mesma Belsaré

Location: Copley Formal Lounge

Mesma Belsaré is a classical Indian Bharatanatyam dancer, painter, and actor based in Boston whose work is focused on raising awareness about art in the LGBTQ community; she is a leader in educating and showcasing women in dance and in the arts. As one of the kick-off events for LGBTQ History Month and OUTober, Belsaré will discuss how her social identities have informed her journey in dance and art. Throughout her professional career that has spanned the past two decades, she has received recognition at aninternational level as well as travelled around the country giving talks on queer representation in Vedic India and gendered movements in Bharatanatyam. Marking South Asian Society’s first partnership with the LGBTQ Resource Center, Belsaré will reflect on LGBTQ representation and perception in South Asian culture.

Coming Out Day

Location: Red Square

Join our annual Coming Out Day celebration, featuring a closet door through which students “come out” as proud LGBTQ Hoyas and Allies. Be sure to pick up and wear your “I AM” t-shirt throughout the day.

Location: LGBTQ Resource Center 

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center for Coffee Hour to continue the Coming Out Day festivities! We will have coffee, snacks, and conversation about coming out and the history of the holiday.

International Pronouns Day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.

Check out https://pronounsday.org/ for FAQs, resources, and information on how to participate in International Pronouns Day. 

Location: TBA

Because we have come to the end of Latinx Heritage Month, we would like to discuss some of the unspoken realities of being part of the community while also being Latinx, and take some time to reflect on the intersection of identities.

Location: Meet at GUTS BUs Turnaround to travel to the Newseum together

Georgetown LGBTQ entors & Resources (GLMR) will be subsidizing around 12-15 tickets to the Newseum to view the “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” Exhibit. From the Newseum website, “[this] exhibit that will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States, will mark the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The protests following the raid are considered to be the catalyst that inspired the modern gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights. 

“Rise Up” explores what happened at the Stonewall Inn and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans. Over the years, activists have used their First Amendment freedoms to demand an end to discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in housing, employment and public accommodations. The exhibit will include a yearlong program series featuring journalists, authors, politicians and other newsmakers who have led the fight for equality. 

Through powerful artifacts, images and historic print publications, “Rise Up” will explore key moments of gay rights history, including the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk, one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials; the AIDS crisis; U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s public coming out in 1987; the efforts for hate crime legislation; the implementation and later repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”; and the fight for marriage equality. “Rise Up” will also look at popular culture’s role in influencing attitudes about the LGBTQ community through film, television and music, and explore how the gay rights movement harnessed the power of public protest and demonstration to change laws and shatter stereotypes.”

Location: Dahlgren Chapel

Catholic Ministry invites our LGBTQ student community to join us for a special Mass of Belonging at Dahlgren Chapel. A reception will follow in Dahlgren Quad.

Location: Asian American HOME, 1409 37th St NW

Join us for coffee hour with the Asian American HOME and Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum (APILF).

Location: Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center

The Steve Fund’s seventh conference in the Young, Gifted & @Risk series, Young, Gifted & Advancing, will explore the relationship between mental health and well-being, and student achievement and graduation—across stakeholder groups such as students, families, university administrators, faculty, and mental health professionals. Topics to be included are: the micro- and macro-climates in daily student life and how they impact college students of color in their ability to thrive on campus and ultimately graduate. 

We will discuss the wide range of psychological, social, institutional, and systemic factors that undergird the campus experience of college students of color and seek to identify the levers to academic success in higher education for college students of color. 

Through presentations from scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners, as well as interactive dialogue among attendees, this program will conclude by making recommendations for changing the educational experience and clearly identifying strategies for participants to maximize academic success in higher education. 

Go to the following website for the registration link and to view the speakers for the conference: https://www.stevefund.org/georgetown/.

Admission free – Space limited – Registration required

Location: ICC Auditoriam

Doors open at 7:30 pm, Show starts at 8:00 pm

GUPride is teaming up with GPB to produce the second annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Georgetown! Join us in the ICC Auditorium on the Friday of Halloweekend for the craziest, funniest, and zaniest film screening you’ve ever seen.

About Rocky Horror:

The Rocky Horror Picture show is a 1975 musical comedy horror science-fiction fantasy film created by Richard O’Brien. Still in limited release four decades after its premiere, it is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Today, the film has a large international following, and it is often shown close to Halloween with a “shadow cast,” who acts out the film while it’s playing. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.

The Georgetown University Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE) are excited to host a one-day sexual assault education and advocacy summit, WERC: Working to End Rape Culture, at Georgetown bringing together students, administrators and community organizations from across the DMV area.  The goal of this summit is to bring together campuses and resources passionate about building survivor-centric communities and expand the scope of the people who engage in dialogue around sexual assault response and prevention. During the summit, students and staff from various universities and community organizations will have the opportunity to connect and learn from each other about various strategies and practices for addressing sexual violence on campus.

It will be a day full of strategizing, community-building and reflection. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP via Eventbrite.

Location: Herman Room 

Come to an open discussion led by students in conversation with Brahmachari Sharan (Dharmic) and Fr. Jerry McGlone S.J. (Catholic) to talk about how these faith traditions think about bodies, sexuality, abstinence, chastity, and celibacy. Why do faith traditions feel like one continuous “no” to questions of the body? How have they evolved and changed over time? Have they? Come for an open, thoughtful, and spirited discussion. 

Dinner will be provided.

Location: LGBTQ Resource Center

Thinking about studying abroad but a bit anxious about doing so as a queer person? Come in to the LGBTQ Resource Center to listen to queer students talk about their time abroad and how their identities impacted their experiences. The discussion will be facilitated by Jason Sanderson, a faculty member with the Office of Global Education.

Location: Bulldog Alley 

Queer Coffeehouse is an open-mic event that serves to give a welcoming, comforting, and supporting space for students to artistically express themselves through song, art, music, poetry, and open word. We welcome and encourage LGBTQ+ voices as well as fellow allies to participate!

Presented By:

  • LGBTQ Resource Center
  • Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life
  • GU Pride
  • GU Queer People of Color (QPOC)
  • Georgetown LGBTQ Mentors & Resources (GLMR)

In Partnership With: 

  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Campus Ministry
  • Georgetown Program Board (GPB)
  • GU Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Forum (APILF)
  • GU College Democrats
  • GU India Initiative
  • GUJawani
  • GU South Asian Society
  • GU Undocumented Student Support Services
  • GU V-Formation
  • GU Women of Color
  • Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice
  • The Lecture Fund
  • Sexual Assault Peer Educators (SAPE)