Monday, October 31, 2005

Midterm General Body Meeting

It's about half-way through the semester, so there will be a general body meeting @ 8PM Tuesday Nov. 1st in Women's Building Suite 300. Help us with the rest of this year's events, brainstorm plans for next semester, think of ideas for guest speakers, voice your comments and concerns, or just hang out and eat our left-over s'mores. This is your time to speak up, so be sure to drop by, even if just for a few minutes.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Come Out!

I'd like to thank everyone for the GREAT turnout at GLBTQIA Awareness Week events this year--it's the best this campus has ever had! We aren't done yet, though. There are many (seriously--many) events planned for the semester, some of which will presently be presented to you in convenient list format:

Wednesday, Oct. 19th @ 9:15PM on the S40 Swamp: "Come Out To The Sukkah" with Pride Alliance and Keshet, WashU's Jewish GLBTQIA student group. Free dessert and hot chocolate will be provided as you do arts & crafts, mingle, pick up buttons and ribbons, and--of course--have tons of fun!

Wednesday, Oct. 26th: "National Intersex Awareness Day". Details are still pending, but there will be an event that evening at 8PM in Women's Building Suite 300 relating to that mysterious "I" in the GLBTQIA alphabet soup. Expect a showing of a short film/documentary followed by a facilitated discussion.

Friday, Nov. 18th @ 6PM in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (Steinberg Auditorium): "Transworks: Transsexual Images by Loren Cameron". Loren Cameron's photographs have become beautiful icons of a burgeoning transgender movement. His book, Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits (1996), has been regarded as groundbreaking. In his presentation he will show some of his newest and latest work, relate his experience as a transsexual photographer, and discuss the lives of the people he photographs. The presentation will be followed by a book-signing. See for more information.

TBA: Gayla Committee Meeting. Help organize WashU's 2nd annual GLBTQIA formal! Last year over 200 people attended, and it was a smashing success. The event will not be until late next semester (April-ish), but we must start organizing things immediately. I will lead the first meeting, but the Gayla will not be an event run by Pride Alliance--we want people from all over the WashU community. If you are interested in being on the planning committee e-mail ASAP so that we can organize a meeting time within the next few weeks. I am looking for approximately 10-12 individuals, especially people who helped out last year! Time commitment: expect to meet once or twice a month until the event.

WashU Political Review is looking for people to submit articles or essays regarding GLBTQIA issues. If you are interested in submitting something or have an idea for an article e-nail

Friday, October 07, 2005

GLBTQIA Awareness Week 2005

Yay for Awareness Week!

We are tabling ALL week in Malinckrodt from 11AM-1PM to sell shirts, sign petitions, handout resource materials, and give away free buttons and ribbons. As a sign of solidarity, we ask that everyone wear a rainbow ribbon or button throughout the week. Tell your friends about our events and please try to come out and show support. I hope to see everyone at some point this week!

Saturday, Oct. 8th @ 12:30PM: "Mom, Dad, I'm Still the Same" in Women's Building, Suite 300

Come join Pride Alliance and PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians & Gays) for a Parent's Weekend discussion and question/answer session about GLBT life on campus, being a parent of a GLBT student, and how to come out to your parents as G,L,B, or T. All members of the family are welcome!

Monday, Oct. 10th @ 7PM "Guerrilla Flyering: A Night of Noise" in Women's Building, Suite 300

Basically, we want every single bulletin board on campus to have an awareness-related flyer on it. To do this, we need your help. Like, a lot. Pretty please. There will be socializing and FREE PIZZA AND SODA beforehand (it's in caps so as to entice you). Please try to bring your own stapler, but if you don't have one, we will have a few extras.

Tuesday, Oct. 11th @ 8PM "CampOUT" in Women's Building, Suite 300

Come eat S'mores, share coming out stories around the campfire (well, actually the, uh, votive candle), or just sit back and listen. Allies are especially encouraged to come. It's sure to be a grand time! Really!

Wednesday, Oct. 12th @ 6PM "Panel Discussion at SLU" in room 254 of the SLU Busch Student Center

Our friends at SLU's Rainbow Alliance are hosting a panel discussion about GLBT issues on their campus. Panel members include various members from the St. Louis GLBTQA community and a wide range of topics will be covered that directly pertain to the St. Louis GLBTQA community.
Friday, Oct. 14th @ 8PM "Outing to St. Louis City Museum" at the clock tower on the South 40

Come explore this amazing St. Louis asset with us for half the price (tickets will be only $5)! PLEASE RSVP IF YOU WANT TO COME. We won't be gone for the whole evening (probably until 10:30 or 11PM), so all of you party animals can still go out. Visit for more information and pictures of this enormous playground for adults.

Sunday, Oct. 16th @ 5:30PM "Showing of The Laramie Project " in Friedman Lounge (Wohl Center on the S40)

Remember Mathew Shepherd on the anniversary of his death at a showing of this powerful film about the reaction of Laramie, Wyoming to his brutal murder.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Office Hours!

Office hours for the Pride Suite, located in Women's Building Suite 300, are now available. Feel free to stop by to check out a book, study quietly in a non-crowded place, or ask officers any questions you need the answer to (we'll do our best!).

You might get lucky at other random times throughout the day, but these timeslots are guaranteed:

Monday: 10AM-12PM; 1:30-3PM
Tuesday: 10AM-1PM; 3:30-5PM
Wednesday: 10AM-12PM; 2:30-3:30PM
Thursday: 10AM-1PM; 3:30-5PM
Friday: 10AM-12PM; 12:30-2PM

We hope you drop by!