Pride Week 2010: EduGAYtion

Spring has arrived, so it is Pride Week once again. Our theme this year is EduGAYtion. UNI is well known for its Education program. Unfortunately, schools and universities have been inadequate in their support for people of different sexual orientations and gender identities, or to their allies. So, one of our goals is to raise awareness about LGBT issues in and around education. Another big aspect of EduGAYtion is simply educating the public about general LGBT issues such as Transgender Rights, and Marriage Equality.

Here is our lineup of events:

  • Sunday, March 28: Sidewalk Chalking (6pm to 7pm, in the Union)
  • Monday, March 29: Panel, EduGAYtion: What do you want to know? (7pm, in Schindler 246)
  • Tuesday, March 30: Nick Pace, Speaker, Learning from Gay and Lesbian students (7pm, in the Lang Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, March 31: Rainbow Bake Sale (10am to 3pm, in the Union, tabling)
  • Wednesday, March 31: Drag Carnival (8pm to 10pm, in the Union)
  • Friday, April 2: Marriage Equality Rally (2pm, outside the Union, the fountain area)
  • Friday, April 2: Bar Takeover (9pm, meet in the Commons horseshoe)

Read on for a more detailed description of the various events.

Sidewalk Chalking

(Facebook event)
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: UNI Campus

Meet at the Samsung charging dock by Chats in the Union. We will be splitting up into teams (weather permitting) and chalking the campus in celebration of the opening of UNI Proud's Pride Week: EduGAYtion

Panel, EduGAYtion: What do you want to know?

(Facebook event)
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: SEC 246

Have you ever had a question you were too afraid to ask an LGBT individual? Well, this is your chance! This is a panel of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally individuals who are here to answer ANY question that you have!

Nick Pace, Speaker, Learning from Gay and Lesbian students

(Facebook event)
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Lang Hall Auditorium

Come hear UNI professor Dr. Nick Pace talk about his experiences as a high school principal and his challenges in educating LGBT students in high schools across Iowa and the nation. There will be a short Q & A session after the lecture. Highly recommended for Education Majors!

Rainbow Bake Sale

(Facebook event)
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Maucker Union

Come stop by Proud's table in Maucker Union for some yummy HOMEMADE baked goods at a cheaper price than you can find on campus! Plus, as always when Proud tables, pick up some free condoms while you're there!

Drag Carnival

(Facebook event)
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Maucker Union

Come enjoy good music, fun carnival games, and great times! Games win tickets that go towards fun prizes!

During the games, we will also be presenting a drag show complete with handsome Drag Kings, glamorous Drag Queens, performing their little hearts out for your pleasure!

Come see how fun and exciting drag really can be, and win lots of fun free stuff!!!

Marriage Equality Rally

(Facebook event)
Date: Friday, April 2, 2010
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Maucker Union Fountain

Come help us celebrate the first anniversary of marriage equality in the great state of Iowa! Stories will be shared and a call to action to maintain this great freedom in our state will be issued to ALL Iowans.