Gender and Sexuality Programming

Due to mandated safety measures surrounding COVID-19, the majority of our UNCG Pride Month Programming will be virtual. Instead of a formal calendar, we are using this site as a running reference for all LGBTQ+ related programming happening throughout the month. At the top of the page you will find live events coming up, and toward the bottom a list of programming, activities, and opportunities available anytime.


Upcoming Live Programming


LGBTQ+ and Abroad (in partnership with the International Programs Center)

Tuesday, April 13th, 4:00pm

Join students that have studied abroad for a roundtable discussion centered around their experiences as LGBTQ+ and allied students. Students considering or preparing for international travel will get a chance to hear common anticipations before departure, gather insight on life abroad, and understand what it’s like to adjust to life back home as an LGBTQ+ student.


Intercultural Lecture Series: The Injustices of Rape and the Necessity of an Intersectional Analysis

(in collaboration with UNCG’s Dept. of History, UNCG’s North Carolina Network for Safe Communities, North Carolina LGBTQ+ Domestic Violence Response Initiative, UNCG’s Campus Violence Response Center, and UNCG’s Center for Student Wellbeing)

Thursday, April 15th, 4pm

Join us for an engaging presentation with historian Catherine Jacquet, author of The Injustices of Rape: How Activists Responded to Sexual Violence, 1950-1980, in conversation with UNCG historian Anne
Parsons. Jacquet will talk about her research on antirape activism historically, the challenges activists faced then, and what those histories can teach us about responding to rape today.


CommUNITY Dialogue: Unpacking the Stigmas of Masculinity

Tuesday, April 20th, 3pm

The CommUNITY Dialogue Series is a campus-wide monthly opportunity for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and inclusion affecting our UNCG community. This CommUNITY Dialogue will examine the stigmas and stereotypes rooted in masculinity.


Sex in the Dark

A Sex Ed for All Program

Tuesday, April 20th, 6pm

Facilitated by Public Health Educator Mary Connor-Hill, our goal with Sex Ed for All is to provide sex education inclusive of all genders and sexual orientations, answering questions, and sharing information around safer sex practices.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Trivia Night

Wednesday, April 21st, 5:30pm

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement for a fun night or trivia, themed around the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR)! Come flex your knowledge ahead of Drag Bingo, featuring RPDR Superstar Alyssa Edwards!


Drag Bingo (in collaboration with Campus Activities and Programs) 

Thursday April 22nd, 7:00pm

Register on Spartan Connect to be sure you receive the Zoom link!

Join the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Campus Activities and Programs as we take one of your favorite programs virtual! Led by RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards, you will get to play bingo from the comfort of wherever you are, win awesome prizes each round, and enjoy incredible entertainment.


Virtual Lavender Graduation

Thursday, April 29th, 11:00am | Live on the Office of Intercultural Engagement Facebook Page

Due to pandemic-related restrictions, the Office of Intercultural Engagement will not host our traditional Lavender Graduation ceremony, but we still hope to honor graduating undergraduate and graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+ or those who have been significantly involved with the community as an ally.

Our office will broadcast a short program live online, as well as feature those who are comfortable on our online platforms.

If you are a graduating student interested in participating in our virtual recognition initiatives, or if you are a faculty/staff member who would like to encourage a student to participate (after first checking with the student), please fill out this form so that we may recognize the efforts of our wonderful LGBTQ+ and ally students!

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Elliott Kimball at erkimba2@uncg.edu.


Available Anytime

These programs, activities, and experiences are available throughout the month!


LGBTQ+ Fiction Resources

Check out this awesome resource featuring nine pages of LGBTQ+ fiction and graphic novels available for checkout free to you through Jackson Library.


Queer Art and Artists (on display at UNCG’s own Weatherspoon Art Museum)

With Free admission and free parking, UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is open to the public with updated hours, capacity limitations to encourage social distancing, and increased health and safety procedures.

Queer artists currently on display include:

  • Mikalene Thomas
  • John Sonsini
  • Donald Moffett

Also check out their virtual programs, here!


Queer Films via Kanopy

To access select queer films for free, as well as hundreds of other documentaries, independent films, and classic blockbuster pictures, follow these instructions!
  • Visit Kanopy.com
  • Click “Get Started”
  • Select “Find Your University”
  • Search for: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • At this point, you can opt to make an account to receive marketing communication from Kanopy, or you may select “skip” and begin viewing!

Our Gender and Sexuality Educators have put together interactive movie guides for the following films, available through Kanopy:

  1. Moonlight
  2. Out In The Night

We also suggest these titles:

  1. Paris is Burning (1990)
  2. The Mask You Live In (2015)
  3. The Codes of Gender – 2 parts (2009)
  4. Bad Hair (2013)
  5. XXY (2007)

LGBTQ+ and Abroad

Available anytime

Join students that have studied abroad for a roundtable discussion centered around their experiences as LGBTQ+ and allied students. Students considering or preparing for international travel will get a chance to hear common anticipations before departure, gather insight on life abroad, and understand what it’s like to adjust to life back home as an LGBTQ+ student.


Disrupting Literary Hegemony: Trans and Non-Binary Author Spotlight

Available anytime

The transformative power of literature is undeniable. Books can provide a lifeline or a place of sacred refuge. Yet not all children can readily see themselves reflected in what they read.

In this one-hour Zoom panel, these trans and nonbinary authors discussed their work, their creative process, representation in literature, and the repercussions of J.K. Rowling’s recent transphobic tirades on social media.


Baby How You Feelin’? Celebrating Body Positivity in the Queer Community

Available anytime

In partnership with the UNCG’s Campus Violence Response Center, navigate through this virtual workshop that unpacks and uplifts body positivity in Queer communities. This workshop includes self-guided activities to help you love your body through radical self-love practices!


LGBTQ+Lunch and Learn: Campus Climate for Queer Students

Facilitated by George Still, UNCG Student Affairs

Facilitated live Tuesday, April 14th, 12:30-1:30pm EST | Recording available anytime

In Spring 2019, The iBelong Project was launced to understand the student experiences at UNCG., utilizing the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) survey developed by the National Institute for Transformation and Equity. In this workshop, we will dissect some of this data, particularly considering implications for queer-identified students.


Queering Campus History: The LGBTQ+ History of UNC Greensboro

Available anytime

Spend an hour with Stacey Krim, University Archivist at UNC Greensboro, as she takes you through the rich queer history of our campus and community.

Access the video presentation here:

Queering Campus History: The LGBTQ+ History of UNC Greensboro

For more information and questions for reflection, click here!


UNCG Pride Month: LGBTQ+ History Panel Discussion

Available anytime

In celebration of UNC Greensboro’s PRIDE Month in April of 2017, the University Libraries and the Office of Intercultural Engagement sponsored a panel of volunteers, featuring current students, alumni, and faculty who identify as LGBTQ+. The perspective of the LGBTQ+ history of UNCG based upon these panelists spans from the 1970s until present, elaborating upon the gap-filled evidence represented in the university’s historical record.

Access the video presentation here:

UNCG Pride Month: LGBT History Panel Discussion

For more information and questions for reflection, click here!


PRIDE! of the Community: Documenting LGBTQ+ History in the Triad 

Available anytime

PRIDE! Of the Community: Documenting LGBTQ History in the Triad is the first large-scale initiative to document the LGBTQ+ history of the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) area of North Carolina. This is a National Endowment of the Humanities funded project in partnership with Guilford Green intended to preserve and make accessible the history of the LGBTQ+ community of the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. On the project website, you can find a variety of archived items, including: photographic, letters, documents, scrapbooks, and fliers.

For more information, an assignment, and questions for reflection, click here!


Through a Queer Lens: Reflection in Bias, Privilege, and Social Norms

Available anytime

Through the use of Project Implicita non-profit organization and collaboration between researchers interested in implicit social cognition, this activity is meant to help you think critically about bias, privilege, and social norms through a LGBTQ+ lens. 

For more information, an assignment, and questions for reflection, click here!


Privilege for Sale

Available anytime

This interactive activity creates space and opportunity for participants to practice empathy and understanding through an exploration of privileges that relate to queer identities and communities. 

For more information, an assignment, and questions for reflection, click here!


First Impressions of Gender Diverse Identities

This activity helps participants begin to reflect on their experiences and socialization around transgender identity and people. Answer the questions as honestly as possible, trying to think about specific ways in which you learned about LGBTQ+ and gender diverse identities and communities.

For more information on this activity, and questions for reflection, click here!