Proud Goes to Scratch Cupcakery!
Pride Week was awesome and everyone deserves cupcakes (or other things Scratch serves, like smoothies). You should come out to chill with us and eat sweet treats! You can socialize with all the awesome people you just met through Pride Week too :)
Do you need a ride? Meet in the Maucker Union Circle Drive at 5:45 pm and someone can drive you! We plan to be there by 6 (because they close at 7).
Can you offer to drive people? Please show up with your car at 5:45 pm to the circle drive! (and inbox Stormy O’Brink to let her know you can help out).
Pride Week Event Cancellations
NOTICE: “After Marriage Equality: LGBT Activism in Iowa (Hosted by Keenan Crow with One Iowa)” and “The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals Book Discussion ( Hosted by The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, in conjunction with Phi Alpha Theta/History Club)” have been CANCELLED for tonight.
Q:When/where will Monday's drag show be uploaded? :)
It will be uploaded to our Youtube account, hopefully sometime this weekend!
PRIDE WEEK UPDATE
The Varnum v. Brien anniversary celebration and “After Marriage Equality” are cancelled. However, everything else is still going as planned. Hope to see you all at J Mase III tomorrow night!
Q:Is the prom on Friday for anyone or just UNI students?
It is for anyone! Everyone is welcome!
Pride Week is almost here! Come join us starting Monday for our Pride Week Festivities!
Here’s a list of our Pride Week 2014 events! Got an event you think should be added? Contact email@example.com to get it on the list!
Monday, March 31st
UNI Proud’s Annual Drag Show
8:00 pm, Maucker Union Coffee House Floor
It’s the moment you wait for all year! Come see your fellow classmates perform on stage! Don’t forget to bring some money to tip your favorites, because all proceeds will be going to a local charity.
Tuesday, April 1st
Film Screening: “(A)Sexual”
2:00 pm, Center for Multicultural Education
(A)sexual follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, vérité footage, and animation with humor and pop culture imagery, the film attempts to answer this question.
The Queer Monologues
7:00 pm, Bertha Martin Theater
This theatre production shares the true and fictional stories of LGBTQIA students. Performers will tell stories of joy, heartbreak, and the path to finding oneself.
Wednesday, April 2nd
The Varnum v. Brien Anniversary Celebration (Hosted by One Iowa)
11:00 am- 1:00 pm, the Campanile
Come enjoy refreshments and good company as we celebrate the anniversary of Varnum v. Brien- the Iowa supreme court case that legalized marriage equality.
Keynote speaker: J Mase III
7:00 pm, Maucker Union Ballrooms
J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer/Rowdy-as-Hell Poet with a capital [P] based in Philly. An organ donor, J Mase is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around and creator of the annual performance event Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement. J Mase can also be found contributing to publications such as the Vanderbilt African American Lectionary Online to talk about gay teens in the church and the upcoming anthology Nina Arsenault: Body of Work, Body of Art to share insight about gender and genitalia.
Thursday, April 3rd
Gender Inclusive Restrooms Protest
10:00 am- 3:00 pm, Maucker Union Ballrooms Lobby
We’ve convinced the Union to give us gender neutral restrooms for a day! Don’t know why we need them? Come to the lobby and find out why they’re important!
After Marriage Equality: LGBT Activism in Iowa (Hosted by Keenan Crow with One Iowa)
7:00 pm, Lang Hall Auditorium
We have marriage equality, but what else should we be doing? Come explore the topic of LGBT activism in Iowa after the Varnum v. Brien ruling.
Film Screening: “Bully” (Hosted by CAB)
7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, Maucker Union Ballrooms
Bully is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis. (Trigger warning: discussions of suicide)
The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals Book Discussion ( Hosted by The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, in conjunction with Phi Alpha Theta/History Club)
6:00 pm- 7:30, Seerley 115
The Pink Triangle was the first comprehensive book in English on the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany; twenty-five years later, it remains an informative and authoritative source on the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Friday, April 4th
Out to Dinner!
5:00 pm, Location TBA
We need a break. You need a break. We also need food. Let’s have a pre-prom dinner!
Progressive Prom: Grit and Glam! (Hosted by the Progressive Coalition)
7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, Maucker Union Ballrooms
Y’all love a good party, don’t cha? Be glamorous, or be gritty, but be prepared to have fun!
Saturday, April 5th
Out of the Darkness- University of Northern Iowa Campus Walk
10:00 am, Maucker Union Fountain.
Suicide is something that effects a lot of the LGBT community, and we feel it’s important to raise awareness. The Out of the Darkness Campus walks are part of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) fundraising campaign. This walk is designed to engage people in fundraising and awareness for AFSP’s vision to create a world without suicide. See event for more information/ to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/718493761497693/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Latino Ball (Hosted by HLSU)
6:45-8:45 pm, Maucker Union Central Ballroom
In this event faculty/staff as well as students will have the chance to engage in Latin-American culture by having the chance to have a sit down deluxe dinner where they will be able to eat Latin-American cuisine. There will also be dancers performing traditional Latin-American dances, as well as a few drag performers from Proud. After the deluxe dinner, there will be a formal dance, the theme is masquerade.
Q:So I'm a bit confused about my sexuality. Here's the thing, I feel sexual attraction, but I have no interest in sex. Would that be classified as asexuality? It's just confusing, because I feel an attraction, but I just don't want to engage in the act.
Well, we can’t define your identity for you. But, we do have some information that may help. Asexuality is defined as lacking sexual attraction. However, asexuality exists on a spectrum. Grey-asexuality, as defined by AVEN, includes people who…
- do not normally experience sexual attraction, but do experience it sometimes
- experience sexual attraction, but a low sex drive
- experience sexual attraction and drive, but not strongly enough to want to act on them
- people who can enjoy and desire sex, but only under very limited and specific circumstances
Remember: only you can define your identity. If you want more information on asexuality and the asexual spectrum, try www.asexuality.org or www.asexualawarenessweek.com
Additionally, the President of UNI Proud identifies as asexual and would love to talk to any people questioning their sexuality (or lack thereof). Stop by her office hours (listed in the information page) if you feel comfortable chatting!