The AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center Announces Queer Week 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09-29-2015

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143
Seve Christian, Outreach Program Intern
AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center
530-898-5724
asgsec.info@csuchico.edu

The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) will host Queer Week at California State University, Chico Oct. 5–11. This week-long series of events aims to educate students and members of the Chico community on queer issues and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. 

The theme of this year’s Queer Week is “Seeing Perfectly Queer,” which aims to normalize the identities of those under the LGBTQ+ spectrum, ensuring these individuals the right to an enjoyable life.

  • Monday, Oct. 5 – There will be a Safe Zone ally training facilitated by LGBTQ+ staff from 12-2 p.m. in Studio A of the Meriam Library. GSEC will also be hosting a screening of the film “Stonewall Uprising” from 6-8 p.m. in BMU 203, followed by an open discussion.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6 – University Housing and Food Services is hosting an informational fair from 6-8 p.m. in the Sutter courtyard. This fair will host various campus organizations that have differing backgrounds in gender, sexuality and multicultural studies. An opportunity to tie-dye “Let’s Get Better Together” t-shirts will be available.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Catalyst will be hosting a same-sex marriage and healthy relationships workshop from 4-6 p.m. in Colusa Hall. Additionally, Chico State Pride will facilitate a game night in Sylvester’s Café from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8 – GSEC will be holding an informational fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Trinity Commons while simultaneously hosting activities surrounding queer representation. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is introducing a group photo at noon in celebration of “Rainbow Day” in Trinity Commons for all individuals wearing colors of the rainbow.
  • Friday, Oct. 9 – GSEC will be hosting a Pride March pre-party in BMU 004 from 5-6 p.m., which will include food, poster-making, and music. The meet-up location and time for commencement of the Pride March is in Trinity Commons around 6 p.m. and ends shortly before 7 p.m. After the march, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) will be hosting a drag show at the El Rey Theater at 7 p.m.  
  • Saturday, Oct. 10 – U-Matter is arranging a suicide prevention walk from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., beginning in the downtown city plaza. Later that day, the Stonewall Alliance Center will be putting on the “Coming Out for Art” art show at the Habitat Lab on 13th Street from 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day. Represent by wearing rainbow!

For more information or questions, visit the GSEC office in BMU 004, call 530-898-5724, or email asgsec.outreach@csuchico.edu

The AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center is a student-run activist organization that strives to empower all students through its three programs: the Women’s Program, LGBTQ+ Program, and Outreach Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university. 

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