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LGBT and Women’s Center Snow Cone Spectacular
Friday, August 22
LGBT Center (CSU 194) & Women’s Center (CSU 218)              
Come in for a cool treat and a meet and greet! Grab a snow cone, pick your favorite flavors while meeting the staff of the LGBT Center and Women's Center. Learn about our programs and how you can be involved on campus! Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the LGBT Center, Women’s Center and VARP
LGBT Center Open House
Tuesday, September 23rd
LGBT Center, CSU 194
Meet the LGBT Center staff, learn about our programs and services, check out our space, connect with new and current students and win cool prizes! Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!
National Coming Out Week!
National Coming Out Week Kick Off!
Monday, October 6th
MavAve, CSU
Be out and proud! Stop by the LGBT Center table and learn about the importance of this day, how to be an ally and get some free giveaways!  Be proud.  Be out. Be you!
The New Black Film Screening and Panel
Monday, October 6th
Ostrander, CSU

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the LGBTQ rights issue in light of the recent marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

Following the screening there will be a panel discussion featuring Dr. Shannon Miller, Assistant Professor in the Gender and Women's Studies Department at MNSU, Mankato and Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis activitst, writer, poet, educator and performer.
Lavender Prom
Thursday, October 9th
 253/4/5, CSU
Let’s close out National Coming Out Week by lighting up the dance floor with our rainbow colors! Join all your favorite LGBTQA mavericks as we celebrate who we are. Enjoy an evening of music, food and friends! This event is welcome to ALL, so come get your dance on!
 * This is an alcohol-free event*
Gender Bender Drag Show
Tuesday, October 28th
Ostrander, CSU
Check out our annual drag show! This year’s show will have a Halloween theme. Tickets can be purchase in the LGBT Center: $2 in advance, $4 at the door. Mature audiences only!
9th Annual Minnesota OUT Campus Conference (MOCC)
Friday-Sunday, November 7th-9th
Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
Annual conference for all students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members around the state of Minnesota and surrounding regions to discuss issues facing the lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans*, queer, ally community. For more information about the conference, please visit the offical website MOCC.
Transgender Awareness Week
Naked I: Inside Out (Abridged) Performance:
Tuesday, November 18th
Ostrander, CSU
The Naked I: Insides Out explores queer and trans* experiences through monologues, short scenes, and spoken word poems. This play features fresh voices and unique perspectives on what it means to identify as queer and/or transgender/gender non-conforming. Inspired by the ground-breaking, sold-out 2009 production of The Naked I: Monologues From Beyond The Binary by transgender playwright, Tobias K. Davis.
Transgender 101 Training
Friday, November 21st
CSU 204
Are you interested in learning more about issues facing the transgender community?  Do you want to learn how to be a better ally to your trans identified friends, family, students, and colleagues? Come to our Transgender 101 training! To register or for more information, email Jessica Flatequal (


World AIDS Day Human Red Ribbon Photo Shoot
Monday, December 1st

Spring 2015

Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference 2015 (MBLGTACC)
Friday-Sunday, February 13th-15th
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Annual three day conference hosted by different midwest colleges and universities to discuss various LGBT issues on campus. For more information about the conference, please visit the offical website MBLGTACC 2015