Fall 2021 Programs & Events

Fall 2021 Programs & Events at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Culture Center Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Culture Center

08/24/21; 4:00pm-6:00pm
The LGBTQ+ Culture Center

As part of Welcome Week for First Year and Second Year Students, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center is hosting a student visit and tour of the LGBTQ+CC. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about our 2021-22 programs and services!

Public Training Workshops

Multiple dates & times
IMU Oak Room & virtual

Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people is an ongoing process, and requires a commitment to continue learning from everyone involved. The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is proud to assist in this process by offering a variety of Training Workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different issue or theme within the LGBTQ+ community. They are suitable both for beginners and more advanced learners. 

Topics for the Fall 2021 semester include Intro to Sexuality (8/31/21 & 11/17/21), Intro to Gender(9/13/21 & 12/1/21), How to be an Effective Ally (9/29/21), Queer Oppression & Joy (10/12/21 & 12/8/21), Mental Health (10/27/21), and Intersectionality & Identity (11/10/21).

Weekend Combo Workshop

10/30/21, 10:00am-4:30pm
Grand Hall, Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

The Weekend Combo Workshop is an opportunity for learners to get a broad overview of much of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center’s training curriculum, all in one day. Covering this material all at once also allows for much deeper connections and discussions about the material. This workshop covers the material contained in the following workshops: Intro to Sexuality, Intro to Gender, How to Be an Effective Ally, and Queer Oppression & Joy. This will be an in-person only session, occurring in the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center’s Grand Hall. We will have a 40-minute break for lunch, which will be provided.

Training Outreach Program

The Training Outreach Program is an opportunity to engage your department, office, student organization, or Greek organization in the challenging yet vital work of institutional equity for LGBTQ+ people. We will spend 1 hour learning about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in general, followed by another hour discussing how your organization, specifically, can work towards equity. Learn more here!


Multiple dates, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Online via Zoom and Facebook Live

The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is pleased to continue its INTERSECTIONS series with six additional sessions focused on Queer Visibility. This series provides an opportunity to dialogue with Indiana University students and alumni as they discuss aspects of their identities that are often overlooked or even excluded by the rest of the LGBTQ+ community. It is an opportunity to hear our students share their stories and hopefully broaden our understanding of the multiple facets of queer identities. These sessions will be hosted by Mary Beth Boyer, IU Alumna and Office Manager for the LGBTQ+ Culture Center.

Topics for the Fall 2021 semester include Asexuality & Aromanticism (9/15/21), Body Diversity (10/13/21), and Femme-Ininity (11/17/21).

Socials at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center

DeStress Socials

The first Wednesday of each month; 6:00pm-7:00pm
LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month to connect with other students, learn about de-stressing and practice self-care.

Faculty/Staff Social

10/14/21; 5:00pm-6:30pm
Indiana Memorial Union

This semester, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center is hosting a social for IU Bloomington’s LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. This is a great opportunity to network and socialize with your colleagues! We will also discuss ways to build the LGBTQ+ faculty and staff on campus. Registration required.

Gothiq Queer Halloween Party

10/29/21; 4:00pm-7:00pm
LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Celebrate queer spooky history with us at our Gothiq Queer Halloween party! This year we’re promoting queer authors, creators, and characters who have contributed greatly to the Gothic/spooky genres, and maybe we’ll even offer some kind of small reward for folks who attend the party dressed as a queer character or historical figure. Costumes are heartily encouraged! We’ll also have trivia and other fun lowkey stuff. Stay tuned for more details!