Calendar of Events


LGBT History Month Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speaker

Monday, October 3, 2016

Noon-1:00 PM

Bryant Hall, Jan & Lawrence Farrington Gallery

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement, Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies, & LGBT History Month Planning Committee

 Join us as we kick off LGBT History Month. All students, faculty and staff are welcome! Remarks will begin at 12:15 p.m.

UM Pride Network’s Orlando Tribute and Die-in

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Student Union Plaza

Sponsorsed by UM Pride Network

To recognize and commemorate the victims of the Pulse Nightclub hate crime of June 12th, 2016.

When I Knew Film

“When I Knew” Viewing and Discussion

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

3:00 PM

 Stewart 129 (CICCE)

Sponsored by Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

The film “When I Knew” will be screened with a discussion to follow. “When I Knew” is a collection of smart, hilarious, and often poignant stories about that revelation for all gay men and women: when they first knew. In this gorgeously illustrated, cleverly designed, and colorful book, acclaimed fashion and celeb-rity photographer Robert Trachtenberg brings humor and style to the EUREKA! moments of more than eighty contributors, including B. D. Wong, Arthur Laurents, Simon Doonan, Stephen Fry, Marc Shaiman, Michael Musto, and more. Also mixed in are tales about when parents knew and when everyone else knew, as well as laugh-out-loud coming-out stories.

Jessica Lynn Lecture

LGBT History Month Lecture featuring Jessica Lynn

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

4:30 PM

Overby Auditorium

Sponsored by the Center for Incluison & Cross Cultural Engagement, Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies, Associated Student Body, & Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Jessica Lynn, a transgender woman, is a renowned public speaker that travels nationally and internationally to college campuses lecturing about the necessity for transgender awareness in our society. She is an advocate and professional speaker for Trans* Rights, and is also the president of Your True Gender, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on Trans* Issues. Jessica Lynn is a woman on a mission. Dedicating her life to educating the world about the lives and experiences, of Trans identified people. She lectures through an unfiltered lens; shining a light on the unbelievable suffering and loss experienced in the trans community.

Bending the Rainbow

Bending the Rainbow: Ensuring Allies Across Ideological Differences

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Noon – 1:00 PM

William Winter Institute (3rd floor Lamar Hall)

Sponsored by the William Winter Institute

All LGBTQUIA+ agree that rights and visibility are crucial and yet strangely, our communities often fall through the fault lines of differing opinions, methodologies, strategies, and approaches.  This Winter Institute sponsored Lunch and Learn will focus on methods regarding how to effectively work and dialogue with people across difference-whether identity related or philosophical in origin. Participants will learn how to move through conflict, develop cohesive skill sand collaborations in the most unlikely of spaces, avoid unproductive offensive and defensive postures, and ultimately understand why a successful LGBTQUIA+ community members and Allies must rely on different and sometimes conflicting strategies and approaches.

GBF Screening

“GBF” Film Viewing

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

8:00 PM

Residence Hall 2/3 Courtyard

Sponsored by Department of Student Housing

Join Student Housing at a screening of “GBF,” a film describing the perils of outing someone and the commodification of LGBTQ+ people.  “GBF” is a story of two best friends, Tanner and Brent. One longs for the spotlight, convinced coming out will make him instantly popular. All seems to go according to plan as the girls in school battle for their newest must-have Gay Best Friend!

Religion & LGBT

 Are You Ready? Dialogue: Religion & LGBT

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

5:00 PM

Bryant 209

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Let’s start the conversation! This dialogue will cover themes related to the intersection of religion and the LGBTQ+ community.


“Masculinity/Femininity” Documentary Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker

Thursday, October 20, 2016

 7:00 PM

Overby Auditorium

Sponsored by Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies and Oxford Film Festival

Experimental filmmaker Russell Sheaffer’s “Masculinity/Femininity” takes over where his short film starring James Franco,”Masculinity & Me”, left off. Shot mainly on Super 8 film, this is not a typical documentary. Sheaffer asks filmmakers, academics, gender theorists, and artists to present their concepts of gender construction in what works as a sort of performance piece rather than as a narrative. In fact, the filmmakers themselves question whether “Masculinity/Femininity” is scripted or not. Whether through monologue, visual art, performance art, or storytelling, individuals including B. Ruby Rich, Susan Stryker, Barbara Hammer, John Greyson, Chris Vargas and Yvonne Tasker represent the personal experiences they have had with gender-normative societal constructs. Each performance is unique, but somehow viewers will be able to see something of themselves in each one.

Conversion Therapy Awareness Discussion

LGBTQIA+ Conversion Therapy Awareness Discussion

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:00 PM

Union 404

Sponsored by Rebels Against Sexual Assault (RASA)

Because of its impact on Mississippi’s LGBTQIA+ community, ASA is hosting a discussion to bring awareness to the practice of sexual orientation conversion therapy. The event will feauture a number of guest speakers from the UM faculty and student body. After the panel discussion, the floor will be opened to the audience for an open conversation. Food will be provided.

Lets Talk

Let’s Talk Series: LGBTQ+ Identities

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

 Stewart 129 (CICCE)

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement & University Counseling Center

The “Let’s Talk” series features a thoughtful discussion on LGBTQ+ identities facilitated by Dr. Tanya Nichols of the University Counseling Center. Refreshments will be served!

 Student Allies Training

UM Allies Training for Students

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Student Union Catalpa Room

Sponsored by the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

UM Allies training is a 3 hour workshop that will teach students about LGBTQ+ identities, issues that are faced by individuals in these communities, and how to be an effective Ally. The workshop will also cover important terminology and available campus resources. To register, please visit


“Pulse: A Tribute” Art Show

Tuesday, October 25-Thursday, October 27, 2016

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Student Union Ballroom

Sponsored by Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies and FEMISS

In recognition of LGBT History Month and the 49 victims who lost their lives in the Pulse Nightclub shooting, a special exhibit entitled, “Pulse: A Tribute,” by UM alumnus Jonathan Kent Adams will be on display in the Student Union Ballroom on October 25th-27th. Adams produced this breathtaking canvas series in the days following the tragedy. The exhibit features stunning watercolor portraits of all 49 victims. Please join us in honoring the memory of those lost that terrible day by visiting this incredible pop-up exhibit. This exhibit, along with the ‘Meet the Artist’ reception are made possible by FEMISS with support from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Ole Miss Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public. Donations will be taken at the door in support of the Sarah Isom Center’s LGBTQ Arts, Culture, and Community Development Fund. For more information about the exhibit, please visit FEMISS’s event page for the show on Facebook.

Pulse: A Tribute Artist Reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Student Union Ballroom

Sponsored by Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies and FEMISS

Join in welcoming queer artist and alumnus Nathan Adams as he showcases his Pulse: A Tribute show.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening

Thursday, October 27, 2016

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Barnard Observatory

Sponsored by UM Pride Network

Join UM Pride Network’s screening of the queer cult classic and feel free to participate in a thrilling and chilling night! Costumes encouraged!

Code Pink

Date: 10/31

9:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Proud Larry’s

Sponsored by UM Pride Network

Join the UM Pride Network and Sarah Isom Center for a night of queer talent and fun! Costumes welcomed!

LGBT History Month Sponsors

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies

UM Pride Network

Department of Student Housing

William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Associated Student Body

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LGBT History Month Calendar

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