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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


September 16 

LGBTQ Resource Center

7-9 pm

Annual Fall Kickoff Social

We’re throwing a little shindig at the LGBTQ Resource Center!  Come find out who we are and what do we do on campus. Meet the staff, hear testimonials from fellow students, find ways to get involved, and discover our Queer Peer Program.


September 19

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

6:30 pm

Victor Raymond - Why Marriage Equality and Pride Parades are Not Enough: the Next Steps in Building a Truly Inclusive LGBTQ Movement

Biracial (Native and Euro American) and Bisexual, Victor Raymond speaks on his experiences of these intersecting identities.

September 20

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom)

12:00 pm

Queer Talk Show with guest Victor Raymond

LGBTQ Resource Center Director Liz Cannon will interview guest Victor Raymond, focusing on his experiences in the bisexual community as someone who is biracial and as an instructor at Madison College.

September 29

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom)

6:30 pm

Queer Film Series:  Naz & Maalik (2015)

Over the course of one Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, two closeted Muslim teens have their secretive lives rattled by FBI surveillance. This film is an intimate and complex tale of race, religion, and sexuality. Talk back following the film.

October 5

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom)

11:30 am

Queer Talk Show with guest Cheryl Hentz

LGBTQ Resource Center Director Liz Cannon will interview guest Cheryl Hentz, host of Eye on Oshkosh, focusing on her experiences growing up lesbian in Oshkosh and creating a career for herself.

October 12

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

6:30 pm

Queer Film Series: Do I Sound Gay! (2014)

“Is there such a thing as a "gay voice"? Why do some people "sound gay" but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Do I Sound Gay? explores these questions and more and includes revealing interviews with Margaret Cho, Tim Gunn, Don Lemon, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and George Takei.”

Showing of clips of the film will be interspersed with a panel of gay men from campus talking about the implications of the stereotype of a “gay voice.”

Sponsored by: Reeve Diversity and Inclusion Programs

October 26

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

5:30 pm

Queer Game Show:  Family Feud!

Students compete against faculty and staff in this classic game show with a queer twist. Does your family have what it takes to win?  Test your trivia skills and tickle your funny bone with your host Guy Smiley and the hilarious guest panel!

October 27

Alumni Welcome & Conference Center  

7:00 pm

Dr. Anthony Ocampo

Dr. Ocampo speaks on immigration issues and the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race and is writing To Be Brown and Gay in L.A. 

Sponsored by: Student Organization for Latinos (SOL)

November 3

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom)

6:30 pm

Queer Film Series:  Call Me Kuchu (2012)

“In their documentary, Call Me Kuchu, filmmakers Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright explore the dynamics of LGBT activism in Uganda while the Anti-Homosexuality Act, also known as the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, is trying to be passed.”

Talk back following the film with Ugandan refugee; a gay man who fled his home country to avoid persecution and a possible death sentence.

November 15

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom)

12:00 pm

Queer Talk Show with guest Brandon Miller

LGBTQ Resource Center Director Liz Cannon will interview guest Brandon Miller, - Associate Vice-Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Interim Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs - about his journey to UW Oshkosh as a gay man.

November 30

Reeve Memorial Union Theater

6:00 pm

Panel on Popular Culture: Ghostbusters!

Who you gonna call? The Ghostbusters remake has us all asking this question once again! While humorous, the film also provides many talking points about stereotypes, gender, race, and sexuality. Join us for a critical analysis of this popular film! Facilitated by Susan Rensing, PhD.

Panelests are: Liz Cannon, PhD., Caryn Murphy, PhD., Norlisha Crawford, PhD., and Shue-Yueh Lee, PhD.

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

December 1

(various locations across campus)

1:00-4:00 pm

World AIDS Day

Join the LGBTQ Resource Center’s World AIDS Day Fact Hunt. Look for  tables throughout campus providing activities and education that will help you GET THE FACTS.  Different tables will present different facts about HIV/AIDS from local, statewide, national, and international perspectives Use your knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection, and learn what you can do in your community to support those who are infected.

December 12

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

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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