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.

Tuesday March 4, Klingenstein Lounge, 7:30 pm
Lev Raphael speaks on "The Burden of Inherited History" of the Holocaust for future generations. Lev Raphael writes extensively about gay Jewish identity.

March 17- April 11 Strange Bedfellows art exhibition in the Handwerker Gallery on campus, featuring visits by several queer and trans artists throughout this time. The exhibition can be enjoyed any time the Gallery is open. Strange Bedfellows: Collaborative Practice in Queer Art
Curated by Amy Cancelmo, sponsored by the San Francisco Queer Cultural Center /handwerker/exhibitions/

March 18 Strange Bedfellows Curatorial talk by Amy Cancelmo 6 pm, Handwerker Gallery

Cornell University Speaking of Sex Human Sexuality Archives Exhibition and special events: “Speaking of Sex” exhibit Feb. 14 through Oct. 11, 2014 Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library
March 18 Opening event: “Saving Sex,” A panel with Urvashi Vaid, Susie Bright, and David France, in conversation with Dagmawi Woubshet 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.m Goldwin Smith Hall, Lewis Auditorium. Reception immediately following 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m., Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, level 2B, Carl A. Kroch Library Cornell University
March 19 Presentation by Susie Bright: “How to Read a Dirty Movie”
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Uris Hall Auditorium Cornell University
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March 20, Strange Bedfellows Opening Reception, 4:30-6:30 pm in the Handwerker Gallery /handwerker/exhibitions/

March 22 Prism's Drag Show, 7 pm, Emerson Suites

March 25, 6- 8 pm Event in downtown Ithaca at the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca
Legal rights of LGBT Families: A Look at the impact of United States v. Windsor on the LGBT community and an introduction to advance planning documents. Event includes a light dinner. Sponsored by Pride & Joy Families and Cornell Law School's Advocacy for LGBT Communities Clinic - more info from 

March 26 Screening of Overruled! The Case That Brought Down Sodomy Laws, 7pm Textor 103 In 1998, on a September night in Houston, police stormed into John Lawrence's home and arrested him and Tyron Garner for violating Texas' "homosexual conduct" law. "Overruled!" highlights their story and the courtroom drama behind Lawrence v. Texas -- the case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down all remaining state sodomy laws and launched a new era in the LGBT rights movement.

March 27, Artist talk with Amos Mac, Founder of Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine, 6 pm, Handwerker Gallery /handwerker/exhibitions/

April 1 - Artist talk with Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans of Falling in Love with Chris and Greg, 6:30 pm, Handwerker Gallery /handwerker/exhibitions/

April 1 Created Equal Vigil, 6 pm, Clark Lounge

April 2 - Artist talk with Sean Fader, 6 pm, Handwerker Gallery

April 5 - FLEFF Event - Okruzenie: Pussy Riot, Sochi Olympics, and Anti-Gay Politics in Putin’s Russia.   A timely interactive talk with images and music videos by Irina Aristarkhova. 4:20 pm at Cinemapolis.

April 6 - FLEFF Event - Fire in the Blood (Dylan Mohan Gray, India, 2013; 86 min.) An intricate tale of 'medicine, monopoly and malice', tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments aggressively blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of Africa and the global south in the years after 1996 - causing ten million or more unnecessary deaths -  and the improbable group of people who decided to fight back. 7:20 pm at Cinemapolis.

Monday April 7 - Filmmaker Eliza Greenwood and her colleague Connor Gillis, who will screen the film "Austin Unbound" and provide a Q&A about the making of the film, and about the lives of deaf transgender people - 7 pm in the Handwerker Gallery as part of the LGBT Center Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series.

April 9 - Athlete Ally video project event, 8 - 9:30 pm in Park room tba - contact for more info

April 10 - Artist talk with Tara Mateik, 6pm, Handwerker Gallery

April 11th - HIV Testing Day for students. Anonymous, and done down here at the Center for Health Promotion near the LGBT Resource Room. You can make an appointment for the morning, or just walk-in during the afternoon. To make an appointment, call the Office of Counseling & Wellness at (607) 274-3136.

Date tbd - Created Equal and AAA collaborative event - more details coming soon!

April 21 Created Equal event, 6 - 8 pm, Klingenstein Lounge. More details soon!

Friday April 25 - The Rainbow Reception - 7 pm, Clark and Klingenstein Lounges, Campus Center. The event where we honor all our graduating LGBT and allied seniors and grad students, and all are invited - especially students who are not yet graduating! 
With featured alumna speaker Heather Mueller '11  ***RSVP REQUIRED IN ADVANCE - sign up at
Sponsored by the Diversity Awareness Committee and the LGBT Center

April 26 - LGBTQ Pride Prom -  7 pm, Clark Lounge, Campus Center
it's never to early to begin planning your prom outfit! And, make your music needs known - list them on the sheet on the Resource Room door that the DJ has posted!

April 24th-27th IC Greens will  be staging The Laramie Project

April 28 Holocaust Commemoration Service sponsored by Hillel in collaboration with many offices, departments, and groups, more details coming soon.

April 28 IC Greens will  be staging The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

April 29 Created Equal meeting centering on reflections from the month and beyond. 7 pm. More details soon!

April 29 Equality and Justice Day, sponsored by the statewide LGBT organization Empire State Pride Agenda, at the New York state capital in Albany. Register here.

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.