New Stickers for the LGBTQ+ Culture Center

With the name change came new promotional materials! Feel free to stop by the office to get some of our pens, tote bags, and stickers to show off your support! If you're an IU Faculty or Staff member, we are sending out our new "Friend of the Center" stickers. If you're interested in this sticker to display in your office, please send us an e-mail with your campus mailing address.

Upcoming Events

Safe Little 500
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2:30-4:00 pm
Showalter Fountain -- Free
Little 500 is just days away. Talk with IU Police, Bloomington Police, and Student Legal Services about how to have fun without picking up trash Sunday morning. Best of all -- chocolate chip cookies warmed by the sun. Here's an online guide to having a fun, safe weekend!

Mental Health Promotion Workshop on Conflict and Stress Strategies
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 4:00-5:00 pm
Wildermuth Intramural Center, Room 195 -- Free
Join us as we have a workshop on strategies to manage conflict and stress. We will explore our conflict styles and practice skills to mediate conflict and stress. This workshop is the first in Project HEALTH: Health Education, Application, Lessons, Training, and Help. Direct any questions to Chris.

Letter-Writing to Queer Detainees
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 4:00-6:00 pm
Canterbury House (719 E. 7th St.) -- Free
Please join us in writing letters of encouragement to LGBTQ detainees, such as asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants.  LGBT detainees are more likely to suffer physical and verbal abuse, from both other detainees and staff.  In addition, they are more likely to be subjected to the psychological abuse of solitary confinement.  In conditions like this, it’s easy to feel alone or that others don’t care.  Help us to change that.

Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights
Friday, Apr. 21, 12:30 pm
Woodburn Hall, Room 218 -- Free
Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson tested the new Theory of Dissonant Identity Priming, about how to change people's attitudes on controversial topics. Harrison and Michelson conducted randomized experiments all over the United States and found that people are often willing to change their attitudes
about LGBT rights when they find out that others with whom they share an identity. Join in on this event to learn more.

LGBTQ+ Culture Center's End of the Year Bash
Thursday, Apr. 27, 5:00-8:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Culture Center -- Free
Join the LGBTQ+ Culture Center to end the semester with some fun! There will be cookout food, lawn games, a DJ, and memories to be made. We will be giving out rainbow honor cords for graduating students. Everyone is welcome!

Quarryland Men's Chorus Spring Concert, Celebration!
Friday, Apr. 29, 7:30 pm and Saturday, Apr. 30, 3:00 pm
First United Church (2420 E 3rd St) -- tickets available here
Enjoy old favorites and new works that will inspire your imagination! Of note, the men of the chorus will share beautiful renditions of Paul Simon's "The Sound of Silence" and Harold Arlen's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" among others. This concert will have you dancing and singing along!

Student Group Meetings

Connections: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, LGBTQ+ Library
Gender Warriors: Meeting Thursday, Apr. 20, 7:30-9:00 pm, LGBTQ+ Library
Nothing Is Binary: Meeting Apr. 27, 7 pm, Info West 232
Men Like Us: Fridays at 5:00 pm, LGBTQ+ Library
 
Full List of Student Groups

Opportunities

Casting Call for New Student Orientation Musical
We encourage students interested in and passionate about musical theatre to consider auditioning – those with formal training, great shower singers, and everything in between are all invited to audition. These are high-profile, paid performance opportunities which will help us educate new students about the serious transitional issues that many students will face when coming to college for the first time. Casting will take place Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm in Theatre Building A060. You'll need to:  1) sing a song (16-32 measures) that features your range and vocal ability/style, and 2) read from segments of a provided monologue. It is recommend to sign up for an audition slot in advance here, however it’s not required.

Research & Scholarship

2017 Indy Pride Scholarships
Indy Pride, Inc. established an educational scholarship program to reward future and current students attending an accredited Indiana-based college, university or trade school who are making significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community through their academic pursuits. Applications are due Sunday, Apr. 30 by 11:59 pm. Review the application process here.

IUPUI Restroom Survey
This data is being collected for a class project in Biostatistics For Public Health I. All data collected will remain anonymous. Participation is voluntary. Take the survey here. If you have questions about this survey, please email Cris Henderson.

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