LGBTQ+ Programming and Events

Fall 2019

  • LGBTQ Week October 21st – 25th
  • De-Centering Stonewall: Exploring LGBTQ+ History Beyond the Stonewall Uprising
  • LGBTQ Support Group | Fridays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • In order to sign-up for group, visit the Counseling Center in 214 Wilder Tower during walk-in hours to schedule an individual intake appointment.
    • For more information regarding counseling services, please visit the Counseling Center's website.
  • Welcoming Diversity Forum
    • Where: Psychology Building Room 206
    • When: November, 8 from 12:00 to 12:55 pm
    • Description: This month's forum will feature a presentation, "Why I Must Come Out," from Geena Rocero, and a discussion to follow.
    • Bring your lunch, as refreshments will be served.
  • Walt Whitman/Brian Selznick Diversity & Inclusion Event
    • Presentation by Brian Selznick, world-renown author-illustrator and Karen Karbeiner, world-renown Walt-Whitman scholar discussing the significance of Walt Whitman's poems about his romantic and sexual attraction for men, Selznick's illustrations, and the relevance of this publication to the LGBTQ+ community. 
    • When: Thursday, November 21, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Where: Theatre and Dance Building (144 Theatre Building), Theatre MainStage, University of Memphis
  • Before You Leap
    • Are you thinking about or planning on getting married? Love Doesn't Hurt presents a forum to address questions in regards to property, power of attorney, wills, estates, custody, and many more with attorneys from the Community Legal Center & Memphis Area Legal Services.  The Tennessee Equality Project will provide updates on upcoming legislation.  
    • When: Friday, November 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: The Haven, 206 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
    • All Ages Free Event 
  • What the L.G.B.T.Q.+ Panel Series
    • Q: December 19, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    • +: January 16, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
    • Love Doesn't Hurt presents this interactive panel series. Each event focuses on the unique barriers and challenges that come with identifying with particular identities within the LGBTQ+ community.  
    • When: 
    • Where: The Haven, 206 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
    • If you are a student interested in participating in the Queer or Plus (Pansexual, Asexual, etc.) Panel, please contact Phyllis Lewis at phillis.lewis@lovedoesnthurt901.com
    • All Ages Free Event

Spring 2020

  • LGBTQ Course Offerings:
    • ENGL 2201 – Literary Heritage: Intro to LGBTQ Lit
    • HIST 4051/6051 Special Topics: Queer American History
      • MWF 11:30 am – 12:25 pm
      • Instructor: Dr. Cookie Woolner

Past Events