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Gender and Sexuality Week

November 4th-10th

Gender and Sexuality week is a time for exploration of gender and sexuality as social identities. This year we will approach these topics with the lens of intersectionality. By doing this we are able to honor the realities and complexities of what it means to hold a diverse set of intersecting identities.


QTPOC Study Night

Time: 6-9pm

Location: Stuen Lounge

This is an opportunity for students who identify as queer, and/or trans people of color (QTPOC) to come together in community, hang out, and do some homework! Everyone is welcome.

Paris is Burning Screening

Time: 1:45-3:45 pm

Location: The CAVE

A movie screening of the 1990 documentary, Paris is Burning, which chronicles the lives of people in the queer community in New York. The movie will be followed by a discussion.

Crystal Queer History: Redefining Representation

Time: 4-6 pm

Location: Tingelstad 1st Floor Main Lounge

Enjoy decorating your own cupcakes with toppings matching the gender unicorn, learn about queer history, hear from community resources, and stick around till the end for an optional viewing of a documentary on the life of “the mother of Pride” and Stonewall activist, Marsha P. Johnson!

Queer Xicano Chisme

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: the CAVE

Queer Xicano Chisme is one of the most popular and outspoken queer Latinx digital platforms out there. QXC takes their sincere and unapologetic critical rhetoric to campuses around the country and uses their platform to acknowledge a variety of social issues, particularly focusing on intersectional identities.

Queer and Gender Awesome Clothing Swap

Time: 11am-3 pm

Location: CGE

This clothing swap is a day long event designed to celebrate all genders, sizes and gender expressions. In line with our commitment to sustainability we are excited to see clothes that no longer work for one of us become a dream come true for another. 🙂 Bring your clean clothes to swap. Clothes will be grouped by sizes but not by gender because we all know that clothes don’t have a gender.

Queer Sweet Things: Hayley Kiyoko and Queer Pop of #20GayTeen

Time: 3:30pm-4:30 pm

Location: dCenter

Queer Sweet Things began as a way of creating space for folks in the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the beautiful ways we understand queer relationships. It takes a lot of bravery and intentionality to be joyful in the face of resisting transphobia, homophobia, racism, and in-community oppression. We choose to pair our advocacy work with restorative joy. For this QST, come learn about queer music icons Hayley Kiyoko, Kehlani, and the rest of our favorite #20GayTeen queer pop icons.

SAPET Gender and Sexuality Workshop

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Location: AUC 201

Do you want to learn about gender identity, sexuality, and theories that define it? Join trained SAPET members for critical dialogue and an engaging presentation!

This workshop defines the differences between gender and sex, as well as creates dialogue on differing gender theories and encourages participants to examine where they learn about gender and how they view their own gender.

SAPET Healthy Relationships Workshop

Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Location: AUC 201

Join trained SAPET members for a workshop to reflect on the values, strengths, and weaknesses you bring to an interpersonal relationship. This workshop is meant to help participants to define, communicate, and enforce boundaries.

FSU Drag Show

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: The CAVE

FSU’s 2nd Annual Drag Show is centering the experiences of trans people of color, highlighting performances by trans and trans people of color within the PLU and greater Tacoma community. All are welcome!

Let’s Talk About Sex: Queer Edition

Time: 5-6 pm

Location: Ordal Lounge

Let’s talk about sex, a fun event hosted by the CGE and dCenter to hold space to talk about all aspects of Sex.  We will talk about normative elements of sex to the taboo in an interactive presentation.

Crafting Your Pronouns

Time: 10:30am-12:30 pm

Location: AUC 201

This event will give attendees and opportunity to create a pronoun door dec or other pronoun crafts. We will also break down myths about using they/them pronouns.

Spectrum Painting: Discussing spectrums of masculinity and art

Time: 5:30-7 pm

Location: AUC 201

Students are welcome to join us and paint as we discuss different issues of masculinity, and its effect on all of us while getting a chance to relax and paint!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact RHA Social Justice Director Cennady Coleman at colemacr@plu.edu or rha@plu.edu. Stay tuned for the official Gender and Sexuality Week agenda. Coordinated and funded by RHA. Special thanks to the CGE, DCenter, ASPLU, and other campus partners for their willful collaboration to make this week happen.