Calendar of Events

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rising Tide

As we've been participating in the My2024 online conversation, we notice a lot of intersectional coalition building in many contributions.  As we look to a future where we hope to significantly reduce homophobia and other prejudices, we see other impending concerns that certainly affect us all.  And we have to wonder: will these challenges bring us together or break us apart?  

We cling to hope like a drowning person clings to anything that floats that all our lessons learned in advocating for human rights and human diversity will be useful in meeting the challenges that loom, as literal and figurative stormclouds, on the all-too-near horizon

Monday, October 6, 2014

My 2024

Interesting online LGBTQ event starting tomorrow.  I think we will be participating.  :-)

Click here to go to the web page to sign up/ 

Monday, September 29, 2014

SIU's LGBTQ History Month Schedule of Events

Here is the schedule of events for SIU's LGBTQ History Month.  We'll be moving these events onto the calendar above.  And, of course, talk about them on the broadcast and podcast.  Click image to enlarge.

Friday, August 15, 2014

SIU LGBTQ Resource Center's 2014 Welcome Back Picnic.  Wednesday, August 20th at the Campus Lake Boat Docs.  6 PM.  Come out, y'all!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Illinois LGBTQ youth, here is an opportunity to participate in some research about, well, you:

"Youth are invited to participate in an online survey. The survey will take 30-40 minutes and asks questions about peers, schools, communities, health and other experiences youth may have had. Youth in Illinois who are between the ages of 14 and 18 and identify as gender or sexual minorities are eligible to participate. Eligible youth participating in the survey can be entered to win one of ten $20 retail gift cards. The survey can be accessed at: If you have questions, contact Megan at"

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Links to the Queer Spoken Word Poets We Shared Today

It was great fun on the radio show today to discuss queer spoken word poetry and share some examples that really moved us.  As we noted on air, some of these poet performers really depend on visual aspects of their performance to convey their full message.  We recommended checking them out on line if you can't get to see them live.  Below are the poets we shared hyper-linked to on-line videos of their work. 

This broadcast is archived on our podcast and can be found through the Spreaker link at the bottom of the page.  The title of this podcast episode is 2014-01-15.

Laura Zuniga, "Confessions of an Uneducated Queer"

Denise Frohman, "Dear Straight People"

Joanna Hoffman, "Pride"

Janani, "trans/national"

T. Miller, "Coming Out"

Elliot Darrow, "God is Gay"

Stayceyann Chin, "Feminist or Womanist"