April 22, 2014

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Finals Are Almost Upon Us, and Spring Has Sprung, But There Are Still Plenty of Things Happening in Your Campus Community!


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Alliance of Queer and Ally Students Elections TONIGHT!

TONIGHT! Tuesday, April 22, 5 pm
LBGT Resource Center

This is your chance to elect your advocates and student representatives to the University and the Resource Center, so come vote and make yourself heard!


End of Year Trans*Professional Networking

TONIGHT! Tuesday, April 22, 7 pm
Dusty’s Tap Room

Don’t forget that tonight we celebrate the end of another great year together! Note the new location. This is hosted as ever by the wonderful Erich Pitcher! Erich is our outgoing graduate assistant and we are going to miss him here at the Center.
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Trans* and Gender Neutral Student Housing Options

Flexible Housing is the University’s initiative addressing the need for living situations that are unrestricted by legal gender.
Transgender Student Housing addresses the housing needs of trans* students on a case by case basis – and first years are not restricted from using this resource!
The LGBT-Friendly Roommate Finder is a Facebook page that does exactly what it sounds like!

Contact Dee Hurlbert with any questions or concerns.


marioncolemanArtist Talk: Marion Coleman

Thursday, April 24, 6 pm
MSU Museum

Marion Coleman is an award-winning contemporary artist who specializes in pictorial quilts on African American history and culture. Currently on view at the museum is her quilt, Ruby Bridges: What A Difference A School Makes, which addresses segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. Coleman will talk about her own experience attending segregated schools and her aim to use her art as a tool for education about the African American experience.
Leslie Aririguzo of MSU’s Black Student Alliance will also perform spoken word poetry inspired by Ruby Bridges and Marion Coleman’s work.
A Project 60/50 Event. Free and open to the public.

For location of the museum and information about parking, go to
the MSU Museum website.


Trans*Action End of Year Meeting!

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Email transact@msu.edu for location

This week the group will be meeting for a game night/study party. Bring food and/or games if you please – and bring friends. This is the last meeting of the semester, so don’t miss it!


hopcatLGBTQ Grad Social

Friday, April 25, 7 pm
HopCat, 300 Grove Street, East Lansing

Join your fellow grads and say goodbye to the academic year and hello to summer. Please RSVP to Erich Pitcher at pitche13@msu.edu so he can make a reservation!
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E-Board Opportunity with Queer People of Color Coalition

Are you a student looking for leadership opportunities? Email QPOCC at msuintersections@gmail.com for info on how to join the E-Board and the group constitution.


Last OurSpace of the Semester

Friday, April 25, 11 am – noon

This will be the last meeting of the semester for OurSpace, the confidential support group for students who are struggling with or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
So if you’ve been trying to work up the nerve to attend a meeting, seize the moment! No day like today, right?

Plus, there’ll be snacks. :)

Email Jen, the Counseling Center’s LGBT Liaison and the facilitator of OurSpace, at JenG@cc.msu.edu if you would like to attend the meeting or get on the mailing list for when the group resumes in the fall.


frankschaeferSave the Date: Defrocked United Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer to Speak

Saturday, May 10, 7 pm
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor

Frank Schaefer was an ordained United Methodist pastor for more than twenty years. He lost his credentials in the United Methodist Church in December 2013 because he performed his son’s same-gender marriage. Schaefer will speak on “Equality in Diversity” and his talk will be followed by Q and A and a reception. This event is free. Contact Tina Alee at 734-662-4536 for more info.


We Want to Thank All of You Once Again…

…for turning out in such huge numbers to make the Lavender Reception and Mosaic Awards such a fun and heartwarming event! Now go out into the world and do great things!

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And Finally, a Word From Our Fiercest Canine Ally, Henry Pug:

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(Finals week pro tip: Henry Pug will be visiting the Resource Center on Thursday and Friday, so come drop by the Family Room if you want some pug love while you study!)


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