Ongoing LGBT Conference

Monday, February 10th, 4 p.m., Kirkhof Center 2215/2216

My Kinky Valentine

In this interactive presentation we will explore the world of consensual power exchange. We will attempt to demystify BDSM/Kink and explore how in some ways we all play with power every day! We will also discuss issues of safety and consent as well as how to differentiate kinky play from abuse. From 24/7 Dominant/submissive relationships to weekend "scenes" all of your questions will be explored! 


Monday & Tuesday, February 24th & 25th, 7 p.m., Grand River Room

Wear the Rainbow: a Trans* and Gender Queer Clothing Swap

Join us for a free clothing swap and evening of workshops including: Binding, packing, make-up, walking in heels, bowtie/ties. All sizes, shapes, styles and gender expressions welcome.


Wednesday, February 26th, 6 p.m., Grand River Room (Kirkhof Center)

We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest: Lessons from Black Feminism 

by Patricia Hill Collins

The Professor Collins is a social theorist whose research and scholarship have examined issues of race, gender, social class, sexuality and/or nation. Her first book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge), published in 1990, won the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for significant scholarship in gender, and the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Professor Collins has taught at several institutions, held editorial positions with professional journals, lectured widely in the United States and abroad, served in many capacities in professional organizations, and has acted as consultant for a number of businesses and community organizations. In 2008, she became the 100th President of the American Sociological Association, the first African American woman elected to this position in the organization’s 104-year history. 


Tuesday, March 18th, 7 p.m., Eberhard Center (DeVos Campus) 

Laverne Cox

Details coming soon!


Tuesday, March 25th, 5 p.m., Kirkhof Center 2204

Pride Awards

Celebrate and honor people who have positively impacted the LGBT community at GVSU. 


Wednesday, April 16th, 4 p.m., Kirkhof Center 2204

Lavender Graduation

Celebrating the personal and academic achievements of our LGBTQ and allied students.



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