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.
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.
6:30 PM pm
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.
Reeve Memorial Union 306
Panel members will share their stories and experiences navigating the intersections of faith, spirituality, and queer identities.
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.
Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom C
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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.
Reeve Memorial Union Theater (room 307)
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
Reeve Memorial Union Theater
Director Liz Cannon will interview Author, Activist, and Scholar, Dr. Marie Cartier.
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.
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.
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
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.
Reeve Memorial Union Theater
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.
Reeve Memorial Union Theater (307)
The written word brought to life by personal voice
A celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and allies.
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.