LGBT Awareness Month

Many groups, offices, and individuals contribute to LGBT Awareness Month. The current list of offerings is below, with more details coming soon. Please contact the sponsoring group directly for more info.

April 1, 2015: Hillel sponsors a screening of "City Of Borders," followed by a panel discussion of "LGBT and Borders" - Textor 102

April 7: Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film series screening - 7 pm, Textor 101
Queer China, 'Comrade' China

A comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China, the film documents the changes and developments in LGBT culture that have taken place over the last 80 years. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media and education have transformed queer culture from being an unspeakable taboo to an accepted social identity. It features exclusive interviews with over three dozen leading queer activists, scholars and filmmakers.

April 8: IC Gerontology Institute sponsors Nurses' Health Education About LGBT Elders (HEALE) Cultural Competency Curriculum, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road in Ithaca
The Nurses’ Health Education About LGBT Elders curriculum is a six-hour cultural competency continuing education (CE) training developed by the Howard Brown Health Center for nurses and health care professionals who serve older LGBT adults. The workshop is free, although advance registration is required. Presented in partnership with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center and the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services.

April 9: IC Gerontology Institute sponsors HEALE Train the Trainer 9am-12pm. Advance registration is required. Presented in partnership with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center and the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services.

April 10: Informal discussion /Q & A with Lauren Lazin, director of The L Word Mississippi, 3:00 PM, Friday,  Clark Lounge, Campus Center. Moderated by Carla Golden, Professor of Psychology, Coordinator Women's and Gender Studies. Lazin is visiting as part of FLEFF and will screen films on Saturday.

April 10: Prism Drag Show - 8 pm, Emerson Suites. Sponsored by Prism.

April 11: FLEFF screening of L Word in Mississippi: Hate the Sin,difficulties faced by gay women in the deep south; w/filmmaker Lauren Lazin. Tickets required. Cinemapolis theatre in downtown Ithaca.

April 10-12: The Northeast LGBT student Conference takes place in Albany NY this year. Over the years we've had IC students attend and even present at this annual conference, and this year it's closer than ever. Thinking of going? Let the LGBT center know.

April 13: Student Psychology Association presents a talk with Luca Maurer, LGBT Center program director. 7pm, room tba

April 17: Singing Workshop for LGBTQ People and Allies, with visiting singer-songwriter Eli Conley - 12 noon in the Handwerker Gallery
Come explore your voice in a fun, informal workshop with touring singer-songwriter Eli Conley. Total beginners to experienced singers are welcome! Queer and transgender folks all too often find spaces focused on singing lacking relevance to our lives, awareness of our needs, and commitment to collective liberation. It is a powerful act for LGBTQ people and our straight and cisgender allies to find the power in our voices, listen deeply to each other as singers and raise our voices together in song. We will explore breathing, understanding and embodying our bodies as instruments, and accessing our whole range, and we’ll sing a song together as a group. Be prepared to have fun and experiment with your voice! Eli Conley is a singer-songwriter, voice teacher and social justice activist based in Berkeley, California. As a gay transgender man with a background in community organizing, Eli has a commitment to working within diverse LGBTQ communities to build up our collective strength, power, creativity, and resilience. Eli performs and tours as an indie folk artist, and is a former member of the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

April 18: the Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus will perform its Spring 2015 concert “SONG AND A HAIRCUT” at 8:00 PM in the First Baptist Church, located in Ithaca’s historic Dewitt Park at 309 North Cayuga Street. 

April 24: The Rainbow Reception for LGBTQ and Allied graduating seniors and grad students - 7 pm, Clark, Klingenstein and McDonald Lounges, Campus Center
All IC students of all years are welcome to attend this event that highlights our fabulous graduating seniors and grad students! And all alumni and members of the campus community who support our LGBTQ students are welcome to attend, too, but RSVP is required. Sponsored by the Diversity Awareness Committee and the LGBT Center.

April 25: LGBTQA Pride Prom! - 7 pm, Clark Lounge
DJ Fuzzy Bear spins the tunes, a photographer will take your prom photos, and refreshments will be available. Wear your finest prom outfit! Open to all IC students

April 28 Equality and Justice Day, sponsored by the statewide LGBT organization Empire State Pride Agenda, at the New York state capital in Albany. Register here.

May 1 & 2: Pippi to Ripley conference, including a presentation on Transgender in Young Adult Literature. Contact Katharine Kittredge for more information.

Planning an LGBT-themed event? Let the LGBT Center know so it can be included in this calendar! Contact

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Luca Maurer at or 607-274-7394; or the sponsoring organization directly. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.