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

Events

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

Date/Time/PlaceEvent

February 5

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

February 6

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5 pm - 6 pm

Trans/Non-Binary Group

For those who identify in the Trans/Non-Binary Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

Trans Flag

February 7

Campus Center for Equity & Diversity (classroom 006B)

 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Series: Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

This film is about an inspiring young man whose story is exceptional, although not unique. When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls home, Serrano saw only one option: to fight for justice. Serrano is like the thousands of other young people growing up in the United States with steadfast dreams but all the cards stacked against them. The film chronicles Serrano's work as an activist traveling across his home state of North Carolina as a voice for his community, all while trying to forge a path for his own future. In the fall of 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump is preaching damaging rhetoric towards immigrants and in North Carolina progress is unraveling as discriminatory laws continue to oppress the LGBTQ community. FORBIDDEN humanizes the issues and demonstrates how a loving family has the power to defeat prejudice. This is a story about love conquering hate. 

Talk-back following the film with Nathaniel Fores, program coordinator of the LGBTQ Resource Center. 

February 12

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

 

Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

February 13

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

February 19

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

February 20

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

February 21

Reeve 202

7 pm - 8:30 pm

 Archie Bunker's Neighborhood

A role-playing activity in which participants build the best community they can with the resources available.

  • Increases knowledge of privilege and discrimination.

Co-sponsor: Reeve Union

February 26

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.



February 27

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

February 27

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5 pm - 6 pm

Trans/Non-Binary Group

For those who identify in the Trans/Non-Binary Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

February28                

Reeve 210

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Non-Binary Flag

Queer Identity Round Tables: Non-Binary

In a safe and welcoming space, learn about how people who are non-binary speak of their identities and the non-binary community.  Participants are encouraged to ask respectful questions.

  • Increases knowledge of non-binary identities.
  • Examines myths about the non-binary community
  • Explores how the non-binary identity intersects with other identities.

March 5

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

March 6

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

March 12

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm


Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

March 13

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

March 15

Sage 1234

4 pm

Becomings: Toward a Queer Ecology

Dr. Jerry Thomas will discuss his latest project using queer theory to inform radical thinking about political ecology. It places queerness into ecological discourse, where becoming-queer—a term connoting sexualities not as fixed or static but as transformational and dynamic—informs conceptions of becoming-environments: environments are also transformational and dynamic. Dr. Thomas draws upon works from queer visual artists (Heather Cassils, Charles Ray, David Wojnarowicz, Wu Tsang, and Loren Cameron Mister) who cope with AIDS, sculpt transgender bodies, and expose bodies’ relational and shifting vulnerabilities and powers. The common thread in these artists’ works is human adaptation, a thread in environmental thinking that is frequently overlooked. He argues that if we understand humans and nonhuman others as transformational beings—malleable, adaptable, and vulnerable to environmental externalities including culture and society—we can unencumber policy solutions amenable to social and environmental justice if we are open to queer-, human-, and environmental-becomings, including becomings and policies that might be today ineffable, unimaginable, unrecognizable, taboo, or radical.

March 26

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm


Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

March 26

Reeve Union Ballroom BC

8 pm

TransAction Week

Kit Yan

Kit Yan

(Playwright/Poet/Performer/Lyricist) is a Yellow-American New York based artist, born in Enping, China and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii.  

Kit’s work is a dreamspace where queer and transgender subjects can time travel in order to witness, remember, and heal our herstories. They hold writing as a portal into the borderless ancestral past, the puzzle pieces of an imagined future, and a lifeline back onto this earth. Here, we can ground, explore, and discover stories on our own terms—messy, ugly, and wholly beautiful. My dreams lead me to write about the fractures in my life and in this world, the times I fucked up, the times I was held accountable by my family and communities, the times of collective struggle on a path towards collective liberation. Above all else, I write about queer love smashing racism, patriarchy, and systemic oppressions.

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

Co-Sponsors: LGBTQ Resource Center, Men of Color Initiative

March 27 

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity) 

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

March 27

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5 pm - 6 pm

Trans/Non-Binary Group

For those who identify in the Trans/Non-Binary Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

March 27

Women's Center

6 pm - 8 pm

Level Up! Trans Game Developers and Content Creators

More information to come.


Sponsor: Women's Center

March 28

Reeve 212AB

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

TransAction Week

Workshop Wednesday: Allyship is Leadership Part 1

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of non-binary pronouns and the opportunity to practice using them in conversation.

Register in advance here: https://goo.gl/forms/ab12dF6d6ujzkfiG3. All individuals who pre-register at least a week before a workshop will be provided a free lunch at the session. Individuals who are not able to pre-register are encouraged to bring a lunch with them.

Co-Sponsors: Reeve Union, Women's Center

March 28

Reeve 221

6:30 pm - 8 pm

TransAction Week

 Trans Flag

Queer Identity Round Tables: Transgender 

In a safe and welcoming space, learn about how people who are transgender speak of their identities and the transgender community.  Participants are encouraged to ask respectful questions.

  • Increases knowledge of transgender identities.
  • Examines myths about the transgender community.
  • Explores how transgender identities intersect with other identities.
Co-sponsor: Reeve Union

March 29

Sage 1210

5 pm - 6:30 pm

TransAction Week

Panel on Popular Culture: Trans Women on TV

In what ways are trans women represented in popular television shows? Join our panelists for a critical discussion on trans women in shows such as Transparent, Orange is the New Black, Doubt, Sense8, and CSI, and how we can help propel momentum toward positive representations of trans women.

Co-sponsor: TransAction Committee, Women's Center

March 30

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center of Equity & Diversity)

12 pm

ART of Infertility

Join faculty member, Dr. Maria Novotny, during your Monday lunch hour to reflect on issues of reproductive healthcare and its impact on the trans community. While fertility is often discussed in the context of heteronormativity, the trans community is confronted with decisions related to fertility preservation and access to family-building options. Hear the story of one trans teen and his decision to undergo fertility treatment prior to his transition. Discussion and strategies to advocate for more equitable access to reproductive care will follow.

Co-sponsor: Women's Center

April 2

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

April 3 

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)  

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

April 9

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm



Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

April 10

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)   

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

April 10

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5 pm - 6 pm


Trans/Non-Binary Group

For those who identify in the Trans/Non-Binary Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

April 12

Reeve Union Ballroom and City of Oshkosh

5 pm - 8 pm

9th 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.

~ Ballroom doors open at 5 pm (resource fair)

~ Rally begins at 5:30 pm (in the Ballroom)

~ March steps off on High Avenue at 6:30 pm

 

April 16

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

April 17

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)   

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

April 17

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5 pm - 6 pm

Trans/Non-Binary Group

For those who identify in the Trans/Non-Binary Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

April 19

Conference Room (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

 

Queer Identity Round Tables: Queer

In a safe and welcoming space, learn about how people who are queer speak of their identities and the queer community.  Participants are encouraged to ask respectful questions.

  • Increases knowledge of queer identities.
  • Explores myths of the queer community
  • Explores how queer identities intersect with other identities

April 23

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm


Bi/Pan/Poly Group

For those who identify in the Bi/Pan/Poly Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

April 24

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)   

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

April 24

Sage 1210

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Series: Real Boy

A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation – travelling a difficult road toward accepting that the daughter she raised as Rachael is now her son Bennett. Filmed over the course of four years, Real Boy is a love story about a mother and son who rediscover connection with each other and find support from their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

Talk-back following the film with Nicholas Raymond, musician & performer from the Fox Valley. 

April 25

Reeve 212AB

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop Wednesday: Allyship is Leadership Part II

In this session, participants will learn what rape culture is and how to be a leader who dismantles rather than perpetuates rape culture.

Register in advance here: https://goo.gl/forms/ab12dF6d6ujzkfiG3. All individuals who pre-register at least a week before a workshop will be provided a free lunch at the session. Individuals who are not able to pre-register are encouraged to bring a lunch with them.

Co-Sponsors: Reeve Union, Women's Center

April 25

Reeve Union Theater (307)

6:30 pm - 8 pm

Queer Dramatic Readings

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

April 30

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ace/Aro Group

For those who identify in the Ace/Aro Community, or think they might. Join us for coffee, tea, talk and casual hangout.

 

May 1

LGBTQ Resource Center (Campus Center for Equity & Diversity)    

4 pm - 5 pm

Self-Care Tuesdays 

Join us for a different activity each week!  Learn and develop self-care techniques that can transfer to other facets of your life.  A unique and fun activity each week.  Check Facebook for more information.

Selfcaretuesday

May 3

7 pm

15th 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.

June 23

Reeve Ballroom

6 pm

Harvey Mil Commemorative Dinner

8th 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

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717 W. Irving Ave.

Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Hours

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


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