The LGBTQA Office sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year, including annual observances, educational programs, social events, speakers, film screenings and lunch discussions open to UI students, faculty and staff, as well as interested community members.
Allies are welcomed and encouraged to attend any event.
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Save the Dates
- LGBTQA History Month - October
A celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history coinciding with National Coming Out Day Oct. 11
- Transgender Awareness Week - November
To celebrate the lives of transgender people on campus with a week of programming concentrating on transgender issues.
- World AIDS Day - December
An opportunity to unite worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for those living with HIV and commemorate people who have died from AIDS-related illness.
- Freedom to Marry Week - January 2017
Learn more about the national marriage equality movement.
- National Day of Silence - April 2017
Students across the country take some form of a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.
- Lavender Graduation - April 2017
To celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally students.