National Coming Out Day/Denim Day
Come celebrate with Spectrum on National Coming Out Day! Located on the quad from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., this event will feature a door through which students can “come out” as proud LGBTQ Greyhounds and allies. Spectrum also ask fellow greyhounds to deliberately wear some article of denim to communicate the importance of all sexual identities being affirmed at Loyola. Designed to create an environment of inclusion, this event allows our community to promote the visibility and awareness of LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty. There will be cupcakes and face paint!
Quench Lunch Series
Following National Coming Out Day, Spectrum will hold its first (of many) Queer Lunch Series called Quench (Queer + Lunch)! The Quench series is a re-occurring, hour-long casual conversation that focuses on issues surrounding LGBTQ issues on campus and in the larger community. The Quench series will happen once a month throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Spectrum ask that students bring their own lunch; however desserts will be provided at every Quench conversation. All students are invited to participate in Quench!
Trans Day of Remembrance
In honor of Transgender Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance, Spectrum is hosting a dinner and documentary screening on Saturday, Nov. 22, in Knott Hall B001 at 7 p.m. Spectrum will be showing “The T Word,” a documentary created by Laverne Cox. There will be Toss Pizza and drinks/desserts/snacks provided by Loyola Catering!
Sexual Diversity Awareness Week (SDAW)
SDAW is a week-long series of activities and events that educate the campus community on sexual minority issues and generate a sense of understanding and acceptance. Among the week’s more popular events are the following:
Prominent figures in the LGBT community are invited on campus to speak about important sexual minority issues. Past speakers include Eric Alva, Billy Bean, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Judy Wieder, Chandler Burr, Judy Shepard, Danny of the Real World, and comedian Margaret Cho.
On Being LGBTQIA in Heteronormative Places
A small panel of student and faculty discuss their experiences of being “out” at a Jesuit institution.
A recent addition to our list of annual events, the BMore Proud leadership conference provides opportunities for education, socialization, and networking among LGBT student leaders, organizations, and institutions in the Baltimore area. Spectrum coordinates taking Loyola students to this fantastic local event!