Connections & Community
This year's theme focuses on re-connecting with ourselves, building new connections, and strengthening our community. Explore our program offerings to see how you can build connections & community!
If you have accessibility-related concerns for any LGBTQ+ Culture Center event, we're happy to work with you to make sure you're able to conveniently attend and participate. Please reach out to us via phone at (812) 855-4252, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2023 Programs
Interested in getting involved in the campus Queer community? Making new friends or networking? Forming connections? Learning about LGBTQ+ resources? Stop by some of our community programs!
Faculty/Staff Coffee Break | April 14th, 8:30-10am | At the LGBTQ+ Culture Center
Queer Arts Showcase | March 22nd & 23rd | IMU Frangipani Room
Join the LGBTQ+ Culture Center in celebrating queer artists with our inaugural Queer Arts Showcase! Visit the IMU Frangipani Room on March 22 and 23 to see the gallery and learn how you can support the artists! This showcase features over 40 pieces of unique art (visual and written) and 30+ queer artists
Queer Prom | Apr 8th, 6-10pm | Location TBA
What could be better than prom? Queer Prom! That's right: this spring, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center and the Queer Student Union are teaming up to host IU's very first Queer Prom, dedicated to providing that special prom experience to anyone and everyone in the IUB community, but especially anyone who might not have had a chance to enjoy this milestone occasion in high school. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether you're a member of the rainbow community or an ally, a waltzer or a breakdancer, a wallflower or a prom queen. So don your favorite frock, slip on your dancing shoes, and adjust your crown: it's prom season, and we're celebrating YOU!
Lavender Congratulatory Ceremony | May 3rd, 5:00-6:30pm | Cook Center, Grand Hall, inside Maxwell Hall
Join us to celebrate our LGBTQ+ graduating students!
Panels & Speakers
The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is excited to host several speaker and panels this semester!
LGBTQ+ Medical Student Mentorship Panel | Jan 25th, 7-8pm | IMU, Dogwood Room
Calling all pre-med and pre-med curious students! This panel is an opportunity to hear from med students at Indiana University School of Medicine-Bloomington as they discuss setting yourself up for success, navigating med school applications, and the need for more Queer folks to be providers!
Candid Conversations: HIV & the Black Community | Feb 27th, 6:00-7:30pm | Cook Center, Grand Hall, inside Maxwell Hall
HIV/AIDS has a disproportionate impact in the Black Community. Whether you look at Black heterosexual men, heterosexual women, MSM or trans --- the numbers are disproportionate to other communities. What are the numbers? Why is this the case? What can we do as a community? What’s the latest in HIV prevention? Bruce E. Smail, Director-LGBTQ+ Culture Center/Special Assistant to the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs, will lead this discussion and offer recommendations from his experience leading HIV/AIDS organizations.
Queers of Color Speaking Out | Apr 18th, 6:00 - 7:30pm | Neal Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
Queers of Color Speaking Out is an opportunity for Queer Professionals and Faculty at IU to share their experiences of being Queer in their professional lives. This is an opportunity to hear the stories and challenges faced when you live your truth.
Public Training Series
The Public Training Series is great for people who want to learn more about a particular aspect of LGBTQ+ experience, such as Sexuality, Gender, Oppression & Joy, or Intersectionality. These sessions are useful for beginners and more advanced learners alike!
New topics this semester explore queer language, change-making, racialization of gender & sex, and biomedicine & culture.
Labels, Identity, and Community | Jan 19th, 1-2:30pm | Zoom
Queer Language: Visible & Invisible | Feb 7th, 3:30-5pm | Zoom
Making Change in Complex Institutions | Feb 24th, 10-11:30am | Zoom
Racialization of Gender & Sex | Apr 3rd, 4:30-6pm | Zoom
The Pickle Jar: Transing Biomedicine & Culture | Apr 28th, 2:30-4pm | Zoom
Explore more from the series below!
Over the course of the academic year, and in an effort to encourage students to reconnect with themselves and with wellness resources, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center will be hosting a wellness series.
Jan 31st, 12-1pm | At the LGBTQ+ Culture Center
In addition to our scheduled events, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center also offers lots of drop-in services! These include free safer sex supplies, counseling services, writing help, STI testing, free clothes, and more!