Happy Summer from the Office of LGBTQ Student Life!

Dear Community,

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On behalf of the Office of LGBTQ Student Life, we hope you have a relaxing and safe summer break! For those of you who will stick around the Chicago area, there are tons of wonderful LGBTQQ pride and LGBTQQ friendly events happening this summer:

JUNE:

JULY:

AUGUST:

5710 Summer Hours Begin on Monday, 6/17

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Dear Community,

5710 will close at 9 PM on Friday, June 14th.   5710 summer hours will begin Monday, June 17 and will continue through Friday, September 27.  The building is open from 9 AM – 5 PM during the summer.

TOMORROW 6/12 at 5pm: 6th Annual Rainbow Graduation

Please join us for the Sixth Annual Rainbow Graduation

Five O’Clock in the Evening
Twelfth of June, Two-Thousand and Thirteen

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Office of LGBTQ Student Life
Community Lounge
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Rainbow Graduation will be followed by a reception at 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue.

The University of Chicago’s Office of LGBTQ Student Life celebrates the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally graduates from across the university. The annual tradition is held each year in the spring.

Rainbow Graduation was founded by the student organization, Queers & Associates. The first ceremony took place on June 5, 2008 at 5710 South Woodlawn. In 2009, the Office of LGBTQ Student Life began hosting the annual Rainbow Graduation ceremonies.

Awesome events for the week of June 3

Dear UChicago Community,

Check out this week’s LGBTQQIA events, both on campus* and off:

*on campus/UChicago events are in teal

Monday – June 3

 6 – 7:30pm – i2i API (Asian and Pacific Islanders) Coming Out Group
Asian Human Services,7th flr conference room, 4753 N. Broadway

7 – 8:15pm – Coming Out Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7pm - Charm School: hosted by Mamma Gloria. Topics include trans* image, etiquette and charm. This event is open to all young, trans* and gender non-conforming people.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7:15pm - Queer Dharma Meditation Meeting
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E 55th Street  (the Art Deco building) #302

Tuesday – June 4

6 – 8pm – How Do I Look – Voguing in the New Millenium
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State Chicago, IL 60605

6:30 – 9pm – Intersex Peer Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

7:15 – 8:30pm - Bi* Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

Wednesday – June 5

3 – 4:15pm - Intersections: Spiritual/Religious Identification and Sexuality Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

3 – 4:15pm – LGBTQ Mental Health Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

5 – 6:15pm – Queer Identity Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7 – 9pm – Gay Liberation Network Meeting
Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

7 – 9pm – GenderQueer Chicago Meeting
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Thursday – June 6

4:30 – 6pm – Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, Harry A. Bigelow Lecture Hall, 1111 East 60th Street, Chicago IL

6 – 8pm - TYRA (HIV prevention program and safe space for trans*, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth)
Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview, 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks)

5 – 9pm – National HIV Testing Day Seminar & Viewing of How to Survive a Plague
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

6 – 8pm - Positive (Support group for HIV positive youth, ages 16-24, Broadway Youth Center)
Howard Brown Health Center-Sheridan, 4025 N. Sheridan Rd.

7pm – American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) Monthly Meeting
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

10:30pm – 12:30am – Center of Your Night/Centro de Tu Noche
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Friday – June 7

1 – 6pm – Never the Same: Symposium on Grassroots Archiving
Logan Center, 915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL

3 – 5pm – LGBT Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention
Asian Human Services, 4753 N. Broadway Suite 700

3:30 – 5pm - Eban (Social support/space for bi/gay men of color, Broadway Youth Center)
Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview, 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks)

4:30 – 6:30pm – Dignity’s Revolt: Threat, Identity, and Immigrant Mass Mobilization Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Pick Hall, Lounge, 5828 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL

5 – 10pm – 48th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest
Clark St. between Foster and Catalpa

6:30 – 7:30pm – Queer Tango, Level I
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7:30 – 8:30pm – Queer Tango, Level II
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Saturday – June 8

11am - Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance LGBTQQI Support Group
Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N.Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613

11am – 10pm – 48th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest
Clark St. between Foster and Catalpa

2 – 3pm – The Essential Comic Book Queer Reader
Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State Chicago, IL 60605

3 – 4:30pm – Transcend: Asian and Pacific Islander Trans* Group
Confidential location supplied with RSVP

7pm – Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution. Dyke Delicious Series
Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N Clark Chicago, IL 60640

Sunday – June 9

10:30am – Urban Village Church Worship Service
Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E 60th St

11am – 10pm – 48th Annual Andersonville Midsommarfest
Clark St. between Foster and Catalpa

1 – 4pm – Trans* Family Night & Spaghetti Dinner
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Awesome events for the week of May 27

Dear UChicago Community,

Check out this week’s LGBTQQIA events, both on campus* and off:

*on campus/UChicago events are in light purple

Monday – May 27 Memorial Day

7 – 8:15pm – Coming Out Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7pm - Charm School: hosted by Mamma Gloria. Topics include trans* image, etiquette and charm. This event is open to all young, trans* and gender non-conforming people.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

7:15pm - Queer Dharma Meditation Meeting
Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E 55th Street  (the Art Deco building) #302

Tuesday – May 28

6:30 – 9pm – Intersex Peer Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

7 – 9pm – Gay Men’s Book Discussion GroupAngels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

7 – 8:30pm – LGBTQ Grief Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

7pm – Soledad O’Brien Keynote Address
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago IL

7:15 – 8:30pm - Bi* Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

8pm – UChicago Queers & Associates (Q&A) weekly meeting
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, (3rd Fl LGBTQ Lounge)

9pm –  QWorum QGroup Meeting (for lesbian, queer and bi* female-identified college/graduate students). Subscribe to the QWorum email list here
 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, (3rd Fl Amandla Lounge) **LAST QWORUM MEETING OF THE YEAR!**

Wednesday – May 29

3 – 4:15pm - Intersections: Spiritual/Religious Identification and Sexuality Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

3 – 4:15pm – LGBTQ Mental Health Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted

4:30 – 6pm - Nan Boyd, “Cruisin’ the Castro’: Tourism and Neoliberal Consumption in San Francisco”
Social Science Research, Tea Room, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

5 – 6:15pm – Queer Identity Support Group
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

6 – 8pm – 5710 Study Break
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, (Community Lounge)

7 – 9pm – GenderQueer Chicago Meeting
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Thursday – May 30

12 – 1:30pm - Nan Boyd Lunch Discussion, Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History
Social Science Research, Tea Room, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL

6 – 8pm - TYRA (HIV prevention program and safe space for trans*, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth)
Howard Brown Health Center-Lakeview, 3837 N. Broadway (at Sheridan, above Starbucks)

8pm - Pronoun Hoedown QGroup Meeting (for trans*, gender non-conforming and questioning college/graduate students and allies). Subscribe to the Pronoun Hoedown email list here!
5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, (3rd Fl LGBTQ Lounge) 

10:30pm – 12:30am – Center of Your Night/Centro de Tu Noche
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Friday – May 31

Nothing for today…enjoy your Friday and good luck with finals!

Saturday – June 1

11am - Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance LGBTQQI Support Group
Howard Brown Health Center, 4025 N.Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613

3 – 4:30pm – Transcend: Asian and Pacific Islander Trans* Group
Confidential location supplied with RSVP

3 – 5pm – Bisexual and Queer Alliance of Chicago (BQUAC) Meeting
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted 

Sunday – June 2

10:30am – Urban Village Church Worship Service
Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E 60th St