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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


Every Tuesday

LGBTQ Resource Center  (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity 008)

4:00 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays

Come join us for a unique and fun activity each week!

Activities/topics will include Tai Chi, Yoga, Nutrition, Budget Planning,
Art Therapy, Healthy Relationships, Time Management, Relaxation
and more!

February 21 

Fit Oshkosh Hooper Community Building         (36 Broad St, Oshkosh)

6:30 pm

Color Brave Conversation: Telling Our Stories

Fit Oshkosh is joining forces with the UW Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center to bring you a panel discussion on the intersectional experiences of LGBTQ+ community members. Following the stories, a facilitated small-group conversation will allow for deeper engagement, reflection and analysis.

Panel Members include:

  • Dr. Amney Harper, Associate Professor of Counseling, UWO
  • Joe King,  Theater Major, UWO
  • Dr. Jordan Landry, Interim Director of CETL and Associate Professor of   English, UWO
  • Dr. Tony Laing,  Director of the Men of Color Initiative, UWO
  • Jordan Siegler,  Corporate & Community Development, WI Public Television


  • Dr. Liz Cannon, Director, LGBTQ Resource Center, UWO

Co-sponsor:  Fit Oshkosh

February 28

Sage Hall 4232

12:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Student Panel: Telling our stories

Student panels are consistently voted the best part of SAFE Training.  Want to know more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ students on campus?  Facilitated by Dr. Liz Cannon, LGBTQ Resource Center

March 8

Albee Hall (upstairs gymnasium)

12:00 pm

Archie Bunker’s Neighborhood

A role-playing activity in which participants build the best community they can with the resources available.  Facilitated by Dr. Liz Cannon

Co-sponsor:  Reeve Diversity and Inclusion Programs

March 9

Sage Hall 4232

11:30 am

Dr. Jerry Thomas presents: The Queerness of James Franco

As an actor, filmmaker, author, and scholar, James Franco is paving new ground in popular understandings of queerness.  Dr. Thomas explores queer themes in Franco’s works, including the constructivist/essentialist discourses surrounding sexuality. Different from other high-profile celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Franco suggests that sexualities are best understood as social constructions.

Co-sponsor:  Political Science Department

March 15

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom 006B)

6:30 pm

Queer Film Series: Game Face (2014)

This award winning documentary tells the parallel story of Fallon Fox, MMAs first transgender pro fighter, and Terrence Clemens, a young, ambitious and talented college basketball player in Oklahoma, who happens to be gay. - Talkback following the film with Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director of the Women’s Center.

Co-sponsor: UWO Women’s Center

April 1

Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom 

9:30 am -            4:30 pm

TransAction Workshop: Creating Visibility *

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

* Registration required

April 3

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom 006B)

12:00 pm

Queer Talk Show with guest D.A. Dirks

LGBTQ Resource Center Director Liz Cannon will interview guest D.A. Dirks, Senior System Academic Planner of Academic Programs and Educational Innovation at the University of Wisconsin System.

April 4

Reeve Memorial Union Theater (room 307)

5:30 pm

Queer Film Series - Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (2014)

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck. This is her journey in search of the American ideals that she protected have a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman.

Co-Sponsor: Reeve Diversity and Inclusion Programs

April 6

Sage Hall 1216

7:00 pm

Freedom Inc.: Telling Our Stories

This Hmong discussion panel will share their experiences living in Wisconsin as an LGBTQ+ person. Each is a member of Freedom, Inc. and work to educate about identities, end violence against people of color, and empower healthy communities in Wisconsin.

Co-Sponsors: Asian Student Association, Hmong Student Union, and Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E.

April 13

Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom

5:00 pm

8th Annual LGBTQ Ally March

    ~ 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.

Co-Sponsor: Rainbow Alliance for H.O.P.E.

April 26

Reeve Memorial Union Theater (307)

6:30 pm

Dramatic Readings

The LGBTQIA+ written word brought to life by personal voice.

May 4

7:00 - 9:00 pm

14th Annual Lavender Graduation

An evening celebration honoring the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and allies. To attend and for more information, contact the LGBTQ Resource Center.

May 8

UW Oshkosh  Women's Center

12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Finals Survival Night

If you need a place to study or de-stress, we are here for you! We will be staying open late and have coloring books, board and video games, and other activities to help get you through the stress of finals. Survival kits filled with goodies will be available, while supplies last.

Sponsored by: Women’s Center & Women’s Advocacy Council

May 22

Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom

6:00 pm

7th 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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