National LGBT Health Awareness Week is March 8-14; the theme of this year's observance is "Expect More." This is a call to the LGBT community to expect more from their health care providers, policy makers, their community, and themselves. We need to educate ourselves and the LGBT community about our unique health needs and what resources are available to meet those needs. With this knowledge and through advocating for improved health and healthcare, we can increase healthy living among LGBT people, because everyone deserves good health.
Are you planning a campus event, activity, lecture, happening, or celebration with a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) theme in April? Is your student group, organization, or department discussing programming or events in conjunction with the campus observance of LGBT Awareness Month in April? And are you wondering about ways to get out the word on campus about your event to maximize interest and attendance?
The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series will offer a screening of A Jihad for Love, featuring the stories of lesbian and gay Muslims. Islam is the world's second-largest and fastest-growing religion. Muslim filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the world of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims.
The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102.
Each year during Black History Month, the National Black Justice Coalition (NJBC), a civil rights organization, takes time to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The NJBC notes that, all too often, the contributions of same-gender-loving people are overlooked, omitted, or portrayed in negative ways.
Come hear from IC students about their experiences at Out for Work -- the national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally (LGBTA) college student career conference -- that they attended in Washington, D.C., in the fall!
Monday, February 23
Ithaca Falls Room, Campus Center