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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied Resource Office University of Illinois Springfield

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Numerous events occur throughout the year that create awareness, provide education, and social opportunities. Some of these events include:

Coming out support/discussion groups, such as Explore Yourself in a Private Place, occur throughout the year. Additionally, every Thursday from 4-6PM, students gather in the lounge for an informal non-judgmental social called LGBTea.

Spring Semester 2014 Highlights:

  • Sean Fader – SUP? Lecture: Wednesday, March 12, 5:30PM, Brookens Aud. (ECCE); Visit to LGBTea Weekly Social: Thursday, March 13, 4-5PM, SLB 22; Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, UIS Visual Arts Gallery, HSB 201
  • Poet Lania Knight – Fiction Reading followed by Q&A and book signing. Wednesday, March 26, 7PM, LRH Great Room, Part of the Shelter belt Series
  • Author Dorothy Allison – (StARS Symposium Keynote, ECCE) Friday, April 11, 7-8PM, Brookens Auditorium
  • Day of Silence – Thursday, April 17, All Day. Break the Silence 4-6PM feat. LYRIC poetry slam group, PAC rm. G
  • Lavender Graduation: A Celebration of LGBTQ and Allied students, staff, and faculty. Friday, May 16, 12-2PM, SLB Multipurpose Rm.

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