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GLBTA Newsletter | Monday, March 10, 2014

ATTENTION GRADUATING STUDENTS!

The end of the 2013-2014 academic year is quickly coming to an end! That means it’s time for GLBTA’s 4th Annual Lavender Graduation and GLBTA Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, May 4th. As the year comes to an end GLBTA wants to take the time to thank those students, staff, and faculty that have shown their support the GLBTQ community at the University of Northern Colorado. More importantly the GLBTA Resource Office wants to take the time to recognize and congratulate all the graduating students at UNC! The graduation portion of the evening is open to all graduating students within the GLBTQ community at UNC. All seniors will receive a certificate, an office gift, and a rainbow tassel to wear at graduation, but in order to receive these and to be recognized at the ceremony you must register for the event. Click HERE to register for Lavender Graduation.

**NOMINATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AFTER THE UPCOMING EVENTS SECTION**

Other Upcoming Events!

Comedy with a Twist: FEATURING JEFFERY JAY

Wednesday, March 12 @ 7pm- UC Ballrooms
UPC and the GLBTA Resource Office will be hosting transgender comedian Jeffrey Jay for a night full of laughs and comedy. The event will be followed by a Q&A with Jeffery about the Transgender community with a comedic insight!

Spectrum's Equality Ball

Thursday, April 3rd @ 7:30pm - UC Ballrooms
Spectrum will be hosting their annual Queer Prom this April! Queer Prom is an open event for all UNC students as well as GLBTQ high school students who are seeking a safe place to bring their prom dates and to express themselves in a safe environment. This event is free to everyone, donations will be appreciated, for more information about Queer Prom email spectrum at spectrumUNC@gmail.com.

Vagina Monologues

April 4th & 5th (Tentative) - Location TBD
Keeping with the tradition ASAP will be hosting the Vagina Monologues during this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stay tuned to our Facebook, the ASAP website, and UNC Calendar for more information about this event. Ticket prices, official dates and times, as well as location will be announced soon. GLBTA will keep you updated as we gain more information.

International Film Series Presents: Chasing Rainbows

Thursday, April 10th @ 9:15pm - Lindou Auditorium, Michener Library
Set against the backdrop of a two-year battle over civil unions in Hawaii and the finality of Proposition 8 in California, Chasing Rainbows explores the explosive issue that is dividing our nation: the battle between the evangelical church and the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) movement in America. Filmmaker Greg Andermann, an average straight American guy, guides viewers through the first unbiased and in-depth look at the issues surrounding gay marriage and civil unions. Raw, humorous, and thought provoking, Chasing Rainbows humanizes the people engaged in the issue and serves as a revealing portrayal of why Americans think and feel the way they do about homosexuality and gay marriage.

 

GLBTA RESOURCE OFFICE END OF YEAR AWARDS: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

It’s that time again! Lavender Graduation is right around the corner! This means that is time to start nominating outstanding students, staff members, and faculty members for awards recognizing their outstanding support for the GLBTQ community at UNC! GLBTA will be hosting the awards along with a recognition of graduating seniors on Sunday, May 4th. Check the GLBTA Calendar for the exact time and location. To nominate a student, staff member, or faculty member for their support, CLICK HERE FOR LAVENDER GRADUATION INFORMATION!

SIGN UP FOR THE LAST STUDENT SAFE ZONE OF THE YEAR!

GLBTA wants to thank everyone on campus that has participated in the many Safe Zone trainings that we have had this year. It has been a great year for Safe Zone! If you haven’t already been Safe Zone trained, DON’T WORRY, you still have time! Our final student Safe Zone training will take place on April 24th! If you would like to sign up or would like more information about Safe Zone email us at Glbta@unco.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES
  • GLBTA Resource Office Student Position Available!
    With the majority of the GLBTA Staff graduating this May, student positions will soon become available! The GLBTA Resource Office is a work environment that is catered to the success of its student employees as well as the students that use the office resources.
    Duties range from coordinating Safe Zone trainings, maintenance of the office Facebook, newsletter, and website, coordinating student panels, and many more.
    We are looking for a student that can be professional, has knowledge of the GLBT community, and someone who can balance the work load as well as their role as a student.
    If you are interested in working in the GLBTA Resource Office, click the link below to fill out an application! We are looking forward to seeing all the bright and smiling faces this campus has to offer to GLBTA! More Information Here.
  • (Updated) Study for Gay men!
    A study has been approved at UNC and are looking for participants. The study will be looking at the barriers to exercise among gay men. This study will be conducted by graduate students in UNC’s School of Human Sciences.
    The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and participants can be entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 12 $10 Starbucks gift cards. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please feel free to share our information!
    If you would like to participate in the survey, click HERE.
NEWS

INFORMATION REGARDING GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS AT THE REC CENTER:
The temporary gender inclusive restrooms at the UNC Campus Recreation have been closed due to unforeseen circumstances. Campus Recreation will continue to strive to create an inclusive, safe and enjoyable environment for the UNC community. Plans are currently in place to construct a permanent gender inclusive facility in the Campus Recreation Center with access to the swimming pool and amenities that will meet the needs of the entire campus community. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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