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UW LGBT Campus Center events: "LGBT Rights in Madison: A History" lecture by David Clarenbach, 6 pm, 10/15, Gordon Dining & Event Center. "Brown Boi Project" lecture by B. Cole & T.J. Jourian, 7 pm, 10/17, Red Gym-On Wisconsin Room. "The State of Transgender Equality in the United States" lecture by Mara Keisling, 6 pm, 10/19, Elvehjem Hall-Room L160. LGBTQ Career Fair 4-8 pm, 10/23, Union South. Free; all welcome. More campus community events: 608-265-3344

Call: 608-265-3344

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LGBTQ History Month & Coming Out Week

It's October and we have events all month long to celebrate LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Week! Don't miss any of the exciting programs coming up.

Check out the wide variety of events, from educational trainings and a parade march to the Brown Boi Project and an LGBTQ career fair. Everyone is welcome- we can't wait to see you!

Click an event below to see more details or visit our LGBTQ History Month & National Coming Out Week Facebook page.

October 3rd: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: Radical Queer Activism and Art
Tuesday October 3 7:00-8:30pm | Elvehjem Building L140
Join acclaimed writer, activist, and public commentator Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore for a reading from her new memoir, The End of San Francisco, and a discussion about her writing and anti-assimilationist queer activism. Books will be available from A Room of One's Own bookstore!

October 4th: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore brown bag
Friday, October 4 1:00-2:00pm | LGBT Campus Center
Join the Campus Center for this opportunity to talk with activist and writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore in a small group setting! Come by with your questions and thoughts from Wednesday night's lecture, her books, or queer activism and politics today.

October 7th: Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality with Robyn Ochs
7:30pm-9:00pm, Monday, October 7 | Gordon Dining & Event Center: Concerto Room
Join speaker, teacher, writer, and activist Robyn Ochs to explore the landscape of sexual orientation and how we "map" sexual orientation. How do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity, the complexity of attraction, and more.

October 11th: National Coming Out Day Open House
Friday October 11 11:00am-4:00pm | LGBT Campus Center
Celebrate National Coming Out Day and our 10th anniversary as an Office of the Dean of Students with this festive open house! Come get a cupcake, sign our big purple door, and build community with us.

October 11th: Homecoming Parade and Reception

Parade staging & pizza party
4:00-6:00pm | Langdon St.
While we're waiting for the parade committee to give us wristbands, we'll be handing out flags, Skittles, and t-shirts! We'll have pizza, pop, snacks, and a lot of fun.

For those who can't meet us at 4:00- we will have a group watching the parade- join us! Meet at the Red Gym at 5:30 and we'll find a spot to cheer together.

Homecoming parade
6:00-7:00pm | parade begins at Gilman & Wisconsin
Our communities love a good parade and this one is no different. Rainbow shirts, rainbow flags, and rainbow candy will send the message of "Happy National Coming Out Day!" to our fellow Badgers as we traverse down Langdon Street.

LGBT Campus Center post-parade mix and mingle
7:00-8:30pm | Red Gym: On Wisconsin

The Campus Center seeks to be a space for education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for LGBTQ people at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Over tasty appetizers and great friends, come learn more about who we are and what we do.

October 15th: LGBT Rights in Madison: A History
Tuesday, October 15 6:00-8:00pm | Gordon Dining and Event Center: Symphony Room
Join the CC and University Housing Diversity Programs for dinner and discussion with former State Legislator Dave Clarenbach. Clarenbach will speak to his political career in Madison, which resulted in Wisconsin being the first state to include sexual orientation in its non-discrimination laws.

October 17th: Brown Boi Project
Thursday, October 17 7:00-9:00pm | Red Gym: On Wisconsin Room
B. Cole and T.J. Jourian join us to discuss The Brown Boi Project, a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen and their allies confronting their own privilege and building a brown boi community. This public talk and Q&A session is ponsored by the Crossroads Initiative, an MSC and LGBT CC collaboration.

October 18th: The State of Transgender
Equality in the United States
Friday October 19 6:00-8:30pm | Elvehjem L160
Don't miss this lecture by Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Keisling's talk is the keynote event of the WI Women's Studies LGBTQ Conference: Knowledge in the Making. This talk open to the public!

October 23rd: LGBTQ Career Fair
Wednesday October 23 4:00-8:00pm | Union South: 3rd Floor

OPEN: Out Professionals and Executive Network joins the CC to host this career fair for any students who are thinking about their careers, about to graduate, or want to know what's out there!

Event Accessibility

All venues are wheelchair accessible! To request or inquire about other accommodations, call us at 608.265.3344 or email


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