LGBTQ@VCU: Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU
August 25, 2016
Celebrate 40 years of LGBTQ activism and milestones at Virginia Commonwealth University with special events, programs and receptions, starting October 4th and cumulating on October 27th. Read here for more information: Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU.
Starting Tuesday, October 4, 2016, VCU commemorates the official recognition of our first LGBTQ student group, the Gay Alliance of Students, with Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s first Gay Student Group, at 12 noon at the Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue. The event will be followed by a reception at 1:30pm. The 2016 annual LGBT Burnside Watstein Awards ceremony starts at 3pm. Guests are welcome to attend all three events on October 4th, or, singular events. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
The Humanities Research Center Speaker Series includes guest speaker and historian, Dr. Marc Stein, who will discuss Students, Sodomy, and the State: LGBT Campus Struggles in the 1970s, Thursday October 13 at 4pm at the University Student Commons. The series concludes on October 27th at the Siegel Center, at 6:00pm, with guest keynote speaker, tennis superstar and advocate for women and LGBTQ people, Billie Jean King. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
This series of events is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, Equity and Access Services, the Division of Student Affairs, VCU Athletics, the VCU Libraries, VCU Alumni Rainbow Rams, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and Equality VCU.