Monday, September 29, 2008

Awareness Week Oct. 6th-10th

Clear your schedules because we have SO many great events planned for this year's Awareness Week.

Oct. 6th: Safezones Coming Out Discussion in Pride Suite at 8pm
Discuss the coming out process and the challenges and rewards it brings.

Oct. 7th: Connect 4, Safezones and Pride Alliance Town Hall in Eads 215 at 8pm
Are allies a part of the LGBTQIA community at Washu? What does it mean to be an ally? Who is an ally? Come discuss ally identity and how allies make up a part of the LGBTQIA community generally and in regard to political rights.

Oct. 8th: Brown bag lunch and showing of Transgeneration in the Pride Suite at 11:30-1pm
Bring your lunch up to the Pride suite (third floor women's building end of the hall) and watch an episode of Transgeneration, a documentary which follows college students who identity as transgender. Snacks and drinks provided.

Oct. 8th: Co-sponsored by Liggett/Koenig Showing of the Laramie Project in Ursa's Stageside at 8pm
This year is the 10th anniversary of the hate crime that resulted in Matthew Shepherd's death in Laramie, Wyoming. Come watch the Laramie project which tells the stories of the members of the Laramie community.

Oct. 9th: Showing of "For the Bible Tells Me So" followed by a panel discussion in Brown 100 at 8pm, co-sponsored with the HRC
"For the Bible Tells Me So" is an extremely well produced and emotionally moving movie which dissects the relationship between the bible and homophobia in America today. After the showing we will have a panel discussion of religious leaders.

Oct. 10th: National Coming Out Day
11-1pm stop by Mallinckrodt to make your own coming out buttons (you can come out as liking to eat in the bath tub or other quirky things)
9pm-12:30am DANCE PARTY in McMillian. The theme is "Masquerade" and Pride will be providing appetizers (including a chocolate fountain), music, masks and fun.

Oct. 22nd: General Body Meeting 8pm in Ursa's Fire Side
This GBM will focus on sexual health within the LGBTQIA community. Come hear the sex education you never got in high school.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Awareness Week Approaches

Hey everyone! Awareness week and National Coming Out day is coming up soon during the week of Oct. 6th-10th. We are so excited to host a huge National Coming Out Day dance party (we have close to $2,000 for it) and we want to you to be involved in planning it.

Three events this week:

Tues. Sept. 23rd: Public Service Fair, LGBT Advocacy Open House, 6-7pm, DUC 2nd Floor Formal Lounge
Network with area LGBT focused organizations to find internships and jobs.

Weds Sept. 24th: Pride's 2nd GBM 8pm in Friedman
Come hang out, eat snacks and help plan Awareness week, National Coming Out Day Party and other events you all came up with at the first GBM.

Friday Sept. 26th-Saturday Sept. 27th: PROMO's Missouri Equality Conference in Kansas City
We have a great opportunity for you to attend PROMO's (a nonprofit LGBT advocacy group for MO) day long conference of training and workshops on topics pertaining to LGBT activism. Pride will pay your transportation, registration and hotel costs! Check out more info at We'll leave campus Friday evening and come back Saturday evening. If you'd like to attend respond to this e-mail by the end of Tuesday with your name and the earliest time you could leave on Friday the 26th.
This is really great if you'd like to become a better LGBT activist and bond with other Pride members.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Pride Announces it's First General Body Meeting (GBM)

(click on title to follow link to facebook event for GBM)

Pride exec would like to say welcome to the class of 2012 and welcome back to everyone else! The year is already off to a fast start. Here is a schedule of our upcoming events:

September 10 - First General Body Meeting of the Year
8 p.m.- 9 p.m. in Ursa's (location subject to change, but we'll keep you updated)
At our first GBM we will be discussing our upcoming events and forming committees to plan them, including Awareness week. Also, FREE FOOD, fun, and meeting new people. And of course Allies are encouraged to come!

September 11 - Campus Y Advocacy Fair
11 a.m.— 2:30 p.m., DUC
Come check out the Pride table where we will have gender non-conforming face paint, history about Pride Alliance and the opportunity to join petitions in order to make MO and the nation better for LGBTQIA people.

September 12 – Pride Suite Party!
3 p.m.— 4:30 p.m., Women's Building
Check out our suite and help us eat more food. Come see our library (including DVDS you can check-out for FREE) and hang out space.

September 15 - Judy Shepherd Speaks
7 p.m., Webster University
We'll be organizing a group of cars to go and see this amazing lady speak. Please come to the GBM to sign-up to go so that we can get a head count, or e-mail us.

Sept. 23rd - Public Service Fair (LGBT Advocacy Open House, 6-7pm, DUC 2nd Floor Formal Lounge)

Septmeber 21st--Safezones Open Ally Workshop
*Want to become a Safe Zones Educator?*
There will be an informational meeting about the application process and training involved on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm in the Pride Suite (located on the third floor of the Women’s Building). RSVP at

September 27 – Missouri Equality Conference by PROMO
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Kansas City
We will be organizing a van load of people to attend a day long set of training and workshops designed to educate and empower activists working on LGBT issues in MO.

October 6-10 – Awareness Week
(Join our Planning Committee today!)
Pride annually organizes a week of education and fun programming to raise awareness on the WashU campus about issues facing the LGBTQIA community.

October 10 – WU Coming Out Day!