Weber State Pride Week set for Oct 12–16

Weber State University’s Pride Week begins October 12 with panels, workshops and screenings on the Ogden campus and a panel and drag show in the Davis campus.

Here is a schedule for the week:

Monday, October 12:
Celebrate National Coming Out Day by kicking down the closet door, say organizers. Sign the Coming Out Day door, look at resources for a variety of issues surrounding coming out, and learn about famous LGBTQ people throughout history at booths in the Shepherd Union Building Atrium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A resource fair of organizations from the LGBTQ & Weber community will be tabling at this event to provide resources to students as well as opportunities to become involved.

Tuesday, October 13:
LGBTQ Healthy Relationships Workshop
11:00 a.m. to noon in the Shepherd Union, room 305, hosted by the WSU Women’s Center

A free screening of Milk will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Theater. The film is about Harvey Milk, who some say is the first out gay politician in the country.

Wednesday, October 14:
Advances in LGBTQ Healthcare Research will be presented by LGBTQ health researcher and trans* health advocate Andy Rivera from 11:30 a.m to 12:15 p.m. in the Center for Diversity and Unity. “Queer health is something that is not often addressed because of past ignorance and stigma,” say organizers. “Rivera shines a light on some issues of the past and what can be done now to help increase the quality of Queer care overall.” Rivera is a University of Utah researcher of minority health issues. He began his research career at the University of Utah College of Nursing, focusing on aging populations. After noticing a need for LGBTQ health research, he partnered with the School of Medicine to launch a statewide project that would assess LGBTQ health disparities.

Thursday, October 15:
LGBTQ 101, a panel on understanding the basics of sexual orientation and gender issues, will be presented by Weber’s LGBT Resource Center Director Jayson Stokes from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the LGBT Resource Center on campus. If you’ve ever had questions about queer topics but haven’t known who to ask, this panel is for you.Parents, Families and Friends For Lesbian and Gays panel, beginning at 6 p.m. in room 321 of the Shepherd Union Building. PFLAG is an organization that focuses on queer issues from the perspective of parents and loved ones. Ogden PFLAG and WSU LGBT Resource Center are sponsoring an LGBT ally panel focused on sharing their stories of the roles they play in The Coming Out Experience of their loved ones.

Friday, October 16:
A panel on Drag History and Queer History in Utah will be presented by members of the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah at 6:00 p.m. in the Davis Campus Ballroom.
They will also present a drag show following the panel at 7:30.

More information can be found by contacting Alisha Stucki at alishastucki@weber.edu or contacting Weber’s LGBT Resource Center in the Student Services building. There is a Facebook event page here.

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