LGBT Awareness Month

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

Sat. March 26,  Prism's Drag Show - 7 pm in Emerson Suites.  Sponsored by Prism.   

Mon. March 28, Film screening of Oriented, 7 pm in Textor 102.  A documentary exploring the lives of three gay Palestinian friends in Tel Aviv. Sponsored by Hillel and campus partners.  

March 28 - April 1 National LGBT Health Awareness Week observance nationwide.   

Thursday March 31 at 5:30 in FRIENDS 203 FLEFF film festival screening of Queer China, Comrade China    Directed by Cui Zi’en (59 min) China's most prolific homosexual filmmaker presents a comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China. QUEER CHINA, 'COMRADE' CHINA documents the changes and developments in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, this film explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community. 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. Please contact Kelly Dietz, Department of Politics, for additional info or for requests for accommodations at

April 1-3, 21st Annual Northeast LGBT Student Conference, this year at Stony Brook UniversityRegistration is required; several IC students are planning to attend - and to present! - at this year's conference.  

April 1-2 Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color Conference, an annual gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the Queer and Trans People of Color community takes place this year at New York University NYU Kimmel Center for University Life. Registration is required.  

Sun. April 3, FLEFF Film Festival screening of Broken Heart Land at Cinemapolis in downtown Ithaca at 120 E Green Street (across from the public library) at 2:35 pmTicket required to attend. A conservative military family in the Oklahoma is left to unravel the mystery behind their gay teenage son's suicide after a bitterly controversial town meeting to discuss a proposal for Gay & Lesbian History Month. Discussion to follow, to be lead by IC LGBT Center program director Luca Maurer. Sponsored by FLEFF and many campus partners.  

Tues April 5, Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen Film series screening of Transgender Tuesdays - 7 pm, Textor 103 The real story behind the country's first public health clinic to offer Primary Care specifically for transgender folks, in 1993, is actually the story of its pioneering patients. They appeared by the hundreds in this little clinic in the Tenderloin of San Francisco at the height of the AIDS epidemic, overcoming a deep distrust of medical institutions. Their true stories, hard to tell and rarely heard, are far more compelling than afternoon talk shows or cable tv exploitation and often inspiring and full of grace. As one patient put it, they came for the hormones and stayed for the healthcare. Now, more than twenty years after this pioneering clinic opened its doors, transgender people locally and throughout the nation continue to face many challenges in getting and being able to afford the health care they need. Even at Ithaca College, coverage for medically necessary healthcare for transgender people was specifically excluded from employee health insurance plans until 2016. Sponsored by the LGBT Center.  

Wed. April 6, LGBTQ and Sports Townhall, 8 pm in Klingenstein Lounge. A forum for students to share their experiences of being LGBTQ in sports. Sponsored by the LGBT Center and Athlete Ally.   

Fri. April 15 The Rainbow Reception for LGBTQA+ and Allied students, 7 pm in Campus Center. Get your rainbow honor cords, enjoy food, festivities, and meet Alumnus Zack Ford, who covers the LGBT beat for Think Progress. You must sign up in advance in order to receive your rainbow honor cords!  SIGN UP to attend the Rainbow Reception! The deadline to sign up is coming up soon so don't delay, sign up today. Sponsored by the Diversity Awareness Committee and the LGBT Center.   Sat.

April 16, Pride Prom for IC students - 7 pm in Clark Lounge. DJ Beatnik (IC alum class of '15) will be making a return appearance, spinning the tunes you love. It's not too early to pick out your ensemble! Sponsored by the LGBT Center.  

April 17 - 24 The student group IC Color is planning a week's worth of events and learning opportunities, more info coming soon from them.  

Thurs. April 28, a reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - 12 noon in Room 319 of the campus Library. The book tells the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - as part of a nationwide coordinated effort to hold events like this throughout the country on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in libraries and other venues. The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, counseling, health, and parent education fields, and  a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow. Sponsored by the LGBT Center with support from the Library.

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.