Queers United Coalition gather in protest for a second time in Free Speech Zone last week

Gathering in the Free Speech Zone last Wednesday, members of the Queers United Coalition led UA students, faculty, and staff in protest to demand for the resignation of Dr. Randal Dull--who referred to LGBTQ+ community members as "perverts" and "degenerates" in a published letter he wrote in 2004. 

In their second gathering of this month, QUC and demonstrators chanted calls to action to President Robbins and rebukes for his repeated disregard for the safety of LGBTQ+ people on campus. Before leading demonstrators into a silent letter delivery to Old Main, QUC members expressed their plans to demonstrate for as long as it takes Robbins to act. 

To receive updates on future demonstrations or to support QUC, you can text @UARESIST to 81010, or visit their Facebook page here
iLGBTS FAC Member Prof. Carol Brochin to launch Salas de Libros

Congratulations to Assistant Professor and iLGBTS Faculty Advisory Council member Carol Brochin and co-PI's Assistant Professor Leah Duran and Professor Kathy Short, who were recently awarded an International Research & Academic Program Development Grant for $30,000 to support and develop Salas de Libros: Transnational Partnerships for Literacy Communities.

With this new grant, Brochin, Duran, and Short will launch Salas de Libros, an inn ovative community literacy program in Southern Arizona for children, teens, and adults. The program will pilot in Tucson with a long-term goal of gathering and providing the research needed to implement the program across the United States.

The project is a transnational partnership between Cultura UNAM in Mexico City and the Worlds of Words, housed in the UA's College of Education.

Queer Closet to relocate to Women & Gender Resource Center/LGBTQ+ Resource Center!

Opened last semester in the Institute for LGBT Studies, the Queer Closet was designed to create an inclusive, cost-free, donation-based clothing exchange space for LGBTQ+-identified UA students and Tucson community members. Since its opening, the UA and Tucson community has shown incredible support and engagement by coming to peruse clothing and/or generously donating to the closet.

This year, the Queer Closet will relocate to the shared space housed in the WGRC/LGBTQ+ Affairs Resource Center! Stay tuned for more details about the grand opening, and how you can get involved.
Queer Conexiones: This Week!
Check out Ladytowne Live at Club Congress!

Wednesday, Sept. 25th
7 PM - 10PM
Club Congress | 311 E Congress St
Free, 21+

Ladytowne is a feminist talk/ variety show with a goal of highlighting individuals of all genders who are contributing to our local community in various ways. Opening comedy courtesy of Nicole M. Riesgo, in addition to interviews with Em Bowen (iLGBTS ACE workshop facilitator!) and Joanna Lynne Smith (Tucson Benefest), Zaira Emiliana Livier (People's Defense Initiative), and Tara and Odalys (Mudpuppy). Live music by Mudpuppy!

Read more about this event and register here.
Gallery Chat: Voices of JLDHS: Past & Present

Friday, Sept. 27th
11 AM
Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center | 564 S. Stone Ave

Join us for a Gallery Chat with Ellen Melamed, a founding member of the Jewish Lesbian Daughters of Holocaust Survivors (JLDHS)--- a group that was formed after an annual gathering of Holocaust Survivors in 1988. Ellen Melamed is currently Director of Medical Humanities at the UA College of Medicine. Read more about the event here.
Catch Drag Story Hour Arizona at Bookmans Mesa!

Saturday, Sept. 28th
10 AM - 11 AM
Bookmans Mesa | 1056 S Country Club
Free, all ages

Join Bookmans Mesa and Drag Story Hour Arizona as we join forces for a Banned Book inspired story hour full of magic, fantasy, and fun.  We will be reading some of your favorite tales, interactive singing and dancing, as well as indulge in a fabulous craft. Be ready for an early morning of fun. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

More details about this event can be found here
Publish your name in Pride Alliance's 13th Annual Out and Proud Ad Project!

Deadline: Monday, Sept. 30th
Ad Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9th

As a part of Coming Out Week 2019, ASUA Pride Alliance invites you to include your name in this year's Out and Proud Ad--- a four-page center spread in the Daily Wildcat celebrating the out and proud LGBTQA+ and Allied members of our university. We need you to help us reach our goal of beating last year's 900 published names! Please send your name in today and get all your friends and colleagues to as well. We are especially hoping to collect the names of more allies than ever. It's very meaningful to publish your name as an LGBTQA+ Faculty, Staff, Student or Ally so that we can continue to foster an inclusive environment on campus. Thank you in advance for making such a bold statement and including your name in this year's Out & Proud List. Click here to submit your name for Out and Proud!
CDC Seeking Post-Doctoral Research Fellows for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2019
Appointment Begins: January 2020

The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH) in the behavioral sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, public health, or MD plus MPH (or expect their degree by December 31, 2019). Applicants with documented research expertise or experience in communities of color (African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, American Indian/Native Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders) in the United States are preferred. Fellows will be required to relocate to the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Full details regarding the application process and post-doc appointment can be found   here.
Call for Applicants: Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 2020

The Monique Wittig Writer's Scholarship honors the life and work of Wittig--a French novelist, poet, and social theorist. Wittig's fiction and theoretical writing has had a fundamental and worldwide impact upon feminist theory and lesbian and gay theory. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all fields including literature, film, theater, poetry, essays, and new/mixed media. Winners will be announced in Spring 2020, and are expected to present from their work. Read more about this scholarship opportunity here. For questions, contact Leigh Spencer:
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Purchase a binder or get a free binder measurement at Jellywink Boutique

Jellywink Boutique
416 E 7th St
Hours: Sun, Tues-Thurs 11AM-7PM & Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM; Closed Mondays

Did you know that Jellywink carries binders? And that you can get measured and try them on in-store?? Y ep! Jellywink proudly carries high quality, comfortable, moisture-wicking binders from @newyorktoycollective. They're available in two lengths and 5 sizes, featuring a low neckline and better arm & upper back mobility for a more comfortable fit, without compromising front compression. Come try one on! Jellywink Boutique is a femme-owned sexuality resource center with info & products for all sex-positive & curious humans 18+. Women, guy, & LGBTQIA friendly! Visit Jellywink's Facebook page here
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