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#PrideWeek was a HUGE success! Be sure to check back in the Fall as we begin crafting our week of events for April 2018.
Thanks to our sponsors: The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center; The Graduate School; Office of Inclusion and Equity; CLEMSONLiVE; Barnes Center; Clemson University Sexuality and Gender Alliance; College of Education; College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; Clemson Alumni Society for Equality; English Majors Organization; Campus Activities & Events; Residence Hall Assocation; Clemson Undergraduate Student Government; Graduate Student Government; the Division of Student Affairs and Clemson Libraries.
The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, The Graduate School, the Office of Inclusion and Equity, the Division of Student Affairs and Housing & Dining are collaborating to create Clemson’s first ever Lavender Graduation. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the successes and achievements of our graduating LGBTQ-identified students. It will be the kick-off event for our annual week of events, #PrideWeek17.
If you identify within the community and will be receiving a graduate or undergraduate degree from Clemson in either May or August 2017 please sign up here to participate! Applications are due by March 10th.
Bring in your gently used clothing to build a wardrobe open to any and all gender expressions and identities. We will be tabling for the collection as well as have boxes placed at various locations across campus. All styles are welcome as long as clothes are in great condition.
Many people wonder what #PrideWeek and the LGBTQ+ movement are all about and how these things got started. Our exhibit curators have brought together information about the local, national, and global LGBTQ movements and history. Stop by Tuesday – Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm in the Cooper Library to see the stories!
Please join us in writing letters of support and encouragement to Lost-n-Found Youth, a shelter for the LGBT youth community in Atlanta. Please visit the Hendrix Center or University Union on Monday, April 3rd from 11am-2pm to write a letter. Letters can be written anonymously. All letters will then be sent on to the Lost-N-Found Youth shelter.
Come here a panel of speakers share their Coming Out stories surrounding their various identities. Attendees will have the chance to hear personal stories, ask questions, and gain a unique insight in to the Coming Out Process for our six panelists. The Panel will be Monday, April 3rd from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Meeting Room B, Hendrix Center.
Film Viewing: Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Grab some popcorn and snacks to watch an entertaining movie about Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender woman living in Virginia, dreaming of becoming a designer in New York. The film will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, April 4th in McKissick Theatre, HSC
On Tuesday, April 4th, at the Union Underground Lounge, the CU SAGA and English Majors Organization will be hosting an Open-Mic Night! Come share your creativity in the form of songs, poems, spoken-word, skits, or whatever else you have! Content is LGBTQ+ encouraged, but all are welcome! Sign-up to perform at this link! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Office of Interpersonal Violence Prevention invites you to attend this workshop on the needs of LGBTQ and same-sex victims of sexual assault and violence. This training is a great way to support both Sexual Assault Awareness Month & #PrideWeek17 at the same time! The training will be Wednesday, April 4th from 12:30pm-1:45pm in Daniel 208.
Is gender something innate or is it something that we learn? Stop by our interactive Gender Exhibit in Old Main/Tillman 103 from 12-2pm on Wednesday, April 5th to learn how our earliest childhood moments influence our understanding of gender identity and gender expression.
After viewing "Boy Meets Girl," please join us in diagloue about trans idenity within film. The discussion will be Wednesday, April 5th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Palmetto Ballroom, in the Union.
Common Read Book Discussion: "Every Heart a Doorway"
After you've read your copy of "Every Heart a Doorway" by Seanan McGuire, please join us to share your thoughts and feelings about it. The discussion will be Wednesday, April 5th from 8:00pm-9:00pm in the Palmetto Ballroom, in the Union.
Want to strech, relax, and get your zen on? Join us in the Barnes Center on Thursday, April 6th from 10pm to Midnight for some groovy glow yoga.
The purpose of Ally Training is to make Clemson University a more welcoming and inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning [LGBTQ] students, faculty, and staff. Ally Training aims to increase awareness and understanding of LGBTQ issues and to train allies to stand with, and advocate for, LGBTQ people. Ally training will be held on Friday, April 7th @ 12:30pm in Tillman Hall/Old Main 319. Please register by visiting www.clemson.edu/ganttreg.
Join CU SAGA for a fun evening centered on the differences between Transgender identity and Drag culture. Complete with game show challenges and a make-up tutorial by none other than Miss Delighted ToBeHere herself! We will be gathering beginning at 7pm in the David Peebles Room on Friday, April 7th.
Concluding #PrideWeek17, the annual Drag Show is back and better than ever! Prepare to laugh, learn, and embrace an entire spectrum of possibility at of the most exciting events of the year. This year's show features Clemson students in an amateur portion in addition to a wide range of professional performers from around the country. This year's drag show will be Saturday, April 8th from 8-10pm in Tillman/Old Main Auditorium. If you are interested in being an amateur performer, please sign up here.