Upcoming Events

2012 Diversity Conference:

This year, 3 workshops will be presented that are LGBTQ-themed.

1. Incorporating LGBTQ Curriculum in the Classroom, featuring a panel of twelve faculty representing all the schools of the U of R.

2. Championing Inclusion: Exploring the Role of Affinity Groups in Changing the Conversation

3. Health Disparities for the LGBT Community:  Can Changing the Conversation Improve your Health?

For more info. and to register, go to: http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/annualconference/2012/index.html

Also, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies is hosting several important LGBTQ-related events:

1st Annual Rainbow Lecture Serieson April 12, 5pm, Interfaith Chapel, featuring William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School.  Professor Eskridge has defended same-sex marriage both in the court room and as a scholar.  Among his many publications, he co-authored the leading casebook on sexuality issues in law, “Sexuality, Gender, and the Law,” as well as the important monograph, “Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet.” Eskridge’s most recent book, “Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse?,” examines gay marriage and society inScandinavia, where gay couples have been able to marry since 1989.

Free and open to the public.  Link: http://www.rochester.edu/college/wst/events/2012/rainbow_lecture.html

2012 LGBTQI Film Series in April:

Monday, April 9:  “Brother Outsider” 7:00pm, Hoyt Hall Auditorium. The life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary strategist, activist, and the unknown hero of the civil rights movement.


Wednesday, April 18, “575 Castro Street“, 8:00pm, Hoyt Hall Auditorium.  Film followed by a panel discussion on what the future holds for the LGBTQI movement and young activists (organized by Pride Network).

Thursday, April 26, “No Dumb Questions“, and “The Family Journey – Raising Gender Nonconforming Children“, 7:00pm, Hoyt Hall Auditorium.  Films followed by a discussion with a panel of  transgender and gender nonconforming youth and young adults(organized by Warner LGBTQ and Allies SIG).





Link: http://www.rochester.edu/college/wst/events/2012/lgbtqi_film_series.html


Thursday, April 26, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Pride Alliance at the University of Rochester Networking Social.  The Staybridge Suites Hotel, Grand Rapids Room.  Light refreshments, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served. Sponsored by Pride Alliance at the University of Rochester.  RSVP to stanley.byrd@rochester.edu by April 23.

Free and open to GLBT and Ally staff, faculty, and students at the University of Rochester.

Also, check out the Pride Network events at The College.  Link: 



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