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Information about the LGBTQ+ events and programs at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. A printable calendar of events is available.


Each semester we publish a calendar of LGBTQ+ events and programs designed to increase awareness of LGBTQ+ culture and issues. All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Signature Events

Throughout the year we host and sponsor events that promote LGBTQ+ acceptance and understanding.  Our signature Events include the LGBTQ Ally March, the Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner, Lavender Graduation, Transaction week, and Together we make it Better campaign.

For a printable version of our calendar click here


February 11th
Reeve Memorial Union Theater

6:30 PM pm 

Queer Film Series Presents: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC POET ACTVISIT PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR This documentary tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. A self-confessed renegade and human rights activist. Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth offers audiences a penetrating look into her romatic life with women and men, her social and political activism, as well as her award winning writing.

February 29th

Reeve Memorial Union 306

6:30 pm

Discussion Panel on Religion & Spirituality in the LGBTQ community

Panel members will share their stories and experiences navigating the intersections of faith, spirituality, and queer identities.

March 9th

Sage 1234

11:30 am

Jerry Thomas - Queer Bodies: Sexual Citizenship and the Art of Charles Ray

Using recent nude sculptures of contemporary artist, Charles Ray, Dr. Jerry Thomas will lecture on queer theory and sexual citizenship. Queer bodies in public spaces disrupt sexual norms at the intersections of race, gender, and age. Some works presented in this lecture might not be suitable for children.

March 9th

Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom C

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Panel* on Popular Culture: Craftivism

Crafts like embroidery, cross-stitch, and quilting have not often been thought of as a revolutionary approach to fighting for social justice. This interactive event, which will include the opportunity for you to make your own craft activism, will showcase the history of craftivism and DIY projects that can transform the way we think about activism.

March 14th

Reeve Memorial Union Theater (room 307)

7:00 pm

Marie Cartier - Baby You Are My Religion: Gay Women's Voices Pre-Stonewall and the Emergence of Queer Theology

Artist, Author, Activist, and Scholar Dr. Marie Cartier illustrates how the American butch-femme bar culture in the mid-20th Century was a vibrant, sacred, and political space for its community and the birthplace of the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights before Stonewall. Sponsored by: Rainbow Alliance for HOPE, Speaker Series, Women’s Advocacy Council [WAC] and Women’s Center

March 15th

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

12:00 noon

Queer Talk Show with guest Marie Cartier

Director Liz Cannon will interview Author, Activist, and Scholar, Dr. Marie Cartier.

March 17th

Sage 1210

6:30 pm

Queer Film Series - Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)

A visionary strategist and activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Talk Back with Dr. Susan Rensing. Part of the History Club Film Series.

April 1st

Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TransAction Workshop: Building Community Through History, Past, and Present

An all-day workshop to encourage community among transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals and allies.

April 14th

Reeve Union Ballroom and City of Oshkosh

Ballroom doors open at 5:00 (resource fair)

Rally begins at 5:30 (in the Ballroom)

March steps off on High Avenue at 6:30

7th Annual LGBTQ Ally March

On this day, we celebrate LGBTQ+ folk and our allies as we work together to make our schools, communities, nation, and world safer and more accepting of diversity.

April 19th

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

5:00 pm

Queer Talk Show with guest John Palmer

Director Liz Cannon will interview John Palmer, Assistant Dean of Students. John has had the pleasure of working with Wisconsin college students his entire career in residence life, student activities, and the dean of students office.

April 28th

Reeve Memorial Union Theater (307)

7:00 pm

Dramatic Readings

The written word brought to life by personal voice

May 5th

Sage 1216

7:00 pm

13 Annual Lavender Graduation

A celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and allies.

May 23rd

Reeve Ballroom

6:00 pm

6th Annual Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner

This fundraiser honors the courage and spirit of Harvey Milk, whose activism set an example of the crucial connection between education and social change. Your support helps us create an endowed scholarship fund specifically for LGBTQ+ students here at UW Oshkosh and in the greater Fox Valley.

Contact Us

UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center

(920) 424-3465


717 W. Irving Ave.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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