The Institute for LGBT Studies stands in solidarity with our trans colleagues, family, friends, and community

This week, Trans Day of Resilience falls on Wednesday, November 20th and represents an opportunity for honoring trans community members we have lost, as well as celebrating those folx who continue living their truths, fighting for human rights, and challenging oppressive ideologies. We are honored to follow after our trans ancestors, especially Black trans and trans women of color sex workers, who have powerfully shaped the possibilities for LGBTQ+ communities as we know them today. We at the Institute for LGBT Studies wish to express our stance in solidarity with our trans colleagues, family, friends, and community---not just this week, not just this Wednesday, but every day. #WontBeErased
COMING SOON: Artist, Vendor, & Performer Highlights!

In the coming weeks, we will be featuring each of the vendors, artists, and performers whose fabulous contributions made Artistic InQUEERies possible! Stay tuned for more!

Missed Artistic InQUEERies? Check out the iLGBTS Facebook or Instagram to peep photos!
NOW AVAILABLE: Institute for LGBT Studies T-Shirts!

We are ecstatic to present our official Institute for LGBT Studies t-shirt design! 

This beautiful and stylish imagery was crafted by local QTPOC artist Art Mimics Life. 

Printed on soft, 100% cotton t-shirts, this design is available in both white and black colorways. 

Order yours directly from, and take some time to browse their other amazing designs!
Queer Conexiones: This Week!
Join QTPOC+2 Spirit Discussion Group for Movie Night!

image description: beige flyer with teal accents featuring two people wearing colorful t shirts and backpacks, riding a bicycle together. Event text reads: QTPOC + 2Spirit Discussion Group Presents 'Movie Night.' "The Way He Looks (movie title)." Date: Tuesday, Nov. 19th. Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM. Place: Guerrero Student Center (student lounge Room 211). 
Join ASUA Pride Alliance at EON Youth Lounge for Trans Day of Resilience!

Wednesday, Nov. 20th
QTPOC-Only Space: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Open to public: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
EON Youth Lounge |  526 N 4th Ave
Free, RSVP Requested

This year's Trans Day of Resilience will honor trans lives of color in the past, present, and future. The evening's events include a showcase for local TPOC artists and vendors, performances, an open mic, and a name reading. Attendees are encouraged to bring items to place on the community alter honoring our trans ancestors who have passed away. Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to this event here. Interested in participating in the open-mic? Message ASUA Pride Alliance here.
Check out THEM Youth Ensemble's debut of RISE!

Saturday, Nov. 23rd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Sea of Glass |  330 E 7th St
10.00; Youth 24 and under free

THEM Youth Ensemble is Tucson's first LGBTQ+ and allied youth chorus run as a partnership between Reveille Men's Chorus and SAAF's Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th. THEM is on the leading edge of choruses that are explicitly trans-inclusive, and emphasizes radical self-acceptance, musical literacy, and supportive community for all singers. In their first major public performance. and in recognition of National Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience, RISE recalls music from global social movements to cultivate hope and resilience in the face of escalating violence against transgender people in the US.

Learn more about RISE and THEM Youth Ensemble here. Purchase tickets to RISE here.
Graduate Students of Color Collective is hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit the Queer Closet!

image description: red-bordered image of clothing closet with multiple long-sleeved garments hanging atop folded garments. Red heart centered at the top of the image. Text reads: 11-15-2019 to 12-01-2019, GSCC's Clothing Drive & More. We are currently looking for donations that will benefit the Queer Closet on campus! DROP OFF: Chavez 208. Items Requested: Shoes, Formal wear, Clothing (XS, S, XL-XXXXL), any unused/unopened: hygiene products, body soap, shampoo/condition, first aid kits, black hair products, and makeup.
Mark Your Calendar!
RSVP for Kindred Connections' QTBIPOC Celebratory Meal & Community Circle - 11.23.19

image description: flyer featuring a meal place setting with fall-seasonal foods and decor. image text reads: Kindred Connections: QTBIPOC Celebratory Meal & Community Circle. November 23rd, 4PM-7PM. Bring a dish to share. RSVP for details. Space is limited.
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