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GLBTA Newsletter | Monday, April 21, 2014

Congratulations Seniors!

It’s that time of year again! As the dorms begin to pack up and students begin studying for Finals, GLBTA wants to take time to recognize all of the hard work and great things our students do all over campus. Graduating from college can make a someone feel pretty nervous, but we are going to put that aside for you! Please join the GLBTA Resource Office for our 4th Annual Lavender Graduation on Sunday, May 4th at 5:00pm to celebrate all the hard work our graduating seniors have done in their time at UNC! This is also a time that GLBTA recognizes all the great things students, staff, and faculty have done for the LGBTQ community at UNC and in Northern Colorado. In these final moments, we plan for tearful goodbyes and the sharing of the many memories that were made at the University of Northern Colorado. Lavender Graduation is a formal event that is meant to be the final farewell from the GLBTA Resource Office, during that time we will be presenting multiple awards and recognizing many individuals across campus. Following the Recognition ceremony there will be a dessert reception, we invite all those in attendance to stay. If you would like to nominate an outstanding individual or to register as an identifying, graduating student please click the link below, THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BEFORE APRIL 26TH! If you have any questions please email our student coordinator at Christopher.cottingham@unco.edu.
Lavender Graduation Submissions

End of The Year Notifications:

Panelist Needed for 2014-2015

As this academic year comes to a close, many of our outstanding panel members will be graduating in just over two weeks. This means that the GLBTA Resource Office is looking for new panelists to help educate campus on the important issues facing the LGBT Community. If you are interested in becoming a part of our panel team please click the panel flyer above to fill out an application to become a GLBTA Panel Member. Panels are an important part of what we do at UNC, and they serve as a great way to connect the rest of the University to the LGBTQ community on and off of campus.

GLBTA RESOURCE OFFICE SUMMER HOURS!

The GLBTA Resource Office WILL remain open during the summer. Please stay tuned to the GLBTA Resource Office website for the updated summer hours.

Denver Pride Fest!

Summer is right around the corner, and that means that it is almost pride season! This year’s Denver Pride fest will be held on the weekend of June 21st and June 22nd in Downtown Denver! Denver Pride is an exciting time, taking place in the historic Civic Center park in between the State house and the City and County building, Denver Pride is one of the largest pride celebrations in the country. Once again this year, GLBTA Will be participating in Denver Pride with a booth, where you can get a hold of some awesome GLBTA Pride Swag! Be sure to stop by and say hello! For more information about this year’s Pride event CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE! Have a prideful summer!

Announcing the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremonies!

Graduation is less than three weeks away! For many graduating students, this is only a matter of days away. Each of the ceremonies is open to the entire UNC community and the public, but seating is first come first serve. The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 9th at 7:00pm in the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 10th at 10:00am at Nottingham Field. Come show your support and celebrate the many accomplishments of your fellow UNC Bears!

A farewell message from your GLBTA Resource Office Staff!

On behalf of the entire GLBTA Resource Office team, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your outstanding support this semester. GLBTA has had an incredible year, full of wonderful accomplishments and exciting firsts. For the first time in years, GLBTA was able to reach a broader range of students across campus, and make them a part of our many different programs. To everyone that has participate in a Safe Zone training this past year, we thank you for you unbelievable support to the GLBTA Resource Office and the LGBTQ community at UNC, you have helped make our campus a better place. Through programs like Safe Zone and the Speakers Panels, GLBTA has connected with students in communities and organizations like Native American Student Services, The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. This semester has been more about the accomplishments of you, the students of UNC, than it has been for us at GLBTA. We have had the wonderful opportunity to reach out and see more students attending events, giving us the wonderful opportunity to get to know some of you on a deeper level. As this GLBTA team reaches the end of our journeys at UNC, we want to say thank you. It’s because of your involvement and support that we have enjoyed doing what we do. Each of us is going to miss this wonderful campus and all the wonderful people here at the University of Northern Colorado. We hope that you have a wonderful and safe summer! Go Bears!

 

OPPORTUNITIES
  • Greeley Transgender Support Group
    Group Description – The Greeley group meets once each month at 929 15th St on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6-8. It is a relatively new group gaining momentum among the transgendered community and the City’s Human Relations Commission. During the meetings, presentations from community professionals inform the group of products and services. After each presentation the group discusses various topics of personal concern and interest. During each month, the group decides on participation in one of the following activities: intergroup activity, such as hiking or joining other support meetings, dancing or shopping, or community volunteer activity.
    May Meeting – I am excited about our group this month because we will be introduced to laser hair removal. This will balance our previous presentation of electrolysis hair removal and give our members a great information base to make a decision about hair removal. Another exciting presentation for us to share is a transition through the eyes of a transgender male (FTM). As a transgender woman, I am oblivious to the challenges and success of a female transitioning to a man. It is an honor to have our very own Mr. McCarthy describe his experience. As always, it is wonderful to meet new people, and we invite and welcome everyone to attend
    -Corina Feather-Dunkin, Organizer and Facilitator
    Support Group Contact
  • 2014 Rocky Mountain Open: GLBT Tennis Tournament!
    D.A.T.E. announces the 2014 Rocky Mountain Open, a GLBT amateur tennis tournament. D.A.T.E. is the premier Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender tennis group in the metro Denver area formed to promote goodwill. This event is hosted by many Denver area LGBT resources, and is a great time for LGBT athletes to come together and show off their talents. The Rocky Mountain will be held on June 13th through the 15th at the Gates Tennis Center.
    To register and to see the registration costs for each of the many events and opportunities check out the Rocky Mountain Open and D.A.T.E. website. The link is posted below.
    Website and Info
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ATTENTION ANYONE WHO HAS CHECKED OUT MATERIAL FROM THE GLBTA RESOURCE OFFICE!!
If you checked out anything from the GLBTA Resource Library during the past year and have yet to return it, please do so by the end of the semester. It is important that you return the material you check out. The material in the office is for students, and they provide valuable resources to students in need. If you have any questions please our student coordinator at Brittany.hansen@unco.edu.

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