The LGBTQ Center and numerous sponsors across campus will sponsor a variety of events during Pride Week (March 20-29, 2020). Panels, exhibits, performance events and more will fill out the week.
In accordance with the University administration’s guidance released on Wednesday, March 11, most LGBTQ Center-organized Pride Week events and a number of other programs scheduled have been cancelled. Our co-sponsors may use their discretion to hold events they have planned for Pride Week.
For the most updated information, please visit go.unc.edu/PrideWeek.
Friday, March 20
Pride at Carolina Info Fair – CANCELLED
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: West Lounge, Union
This is an opportunity for LGBTQ organizations and affirming campus partners to share information on the resources they have available, as well as inform about upcoming events. Free lunch and swag courtesy of the LGBTQ Center! Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.
T-Shirt Tie-Dye Kickoff – CANCELLED
Time: 4–6 p.m.
Location: SASB Courtyard (rain location: SASB North Upendo Lobby)
Meet the LGBTQ Center staff and ambassadors as you join us in tie-dyeing Pride Week 2020 shirts. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.
Saturday, March 21
Transgender Name Change Clinic
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Chapel Hill Public Library
This is a free clinic to transgender individuals and others seeking help in changing their legal names. Meet law students and licensed attorneys to get info on changing name and sex on documents like drivers’ licenses, passports, birth certificates and other identity documents and public records. Also available will be info on other organizations that can provide quality legal services (Equality NC does not provide legal services or legal advice). Free lunch available *Sponsored by Chapel Hill Public Library, UNC Chapel Hill Lambda Law Students Association, Stem Pride of the Triangle and Equality NC.
Monday, March 23
Poetry, Prose and Pride Open Mic
Time: 3:30–5 p.m.
Location: Graham Memorial Lounge (210 E. Franklin Street)
Calling all students, faculty and staff interesting in sharing: an original work; a poem or passage that has been impactful in your life; a reflection of your own personal experience. Sign-ups encouraged. Depending on registrations, the stage will open up to the audience towards the end of the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here. Sponsored by Honors Carolina PRIDE and the Creative Writing Program
Opening Reception Black Feminist Breathing Collages by Alexis Pauline Gumbs – CANCELLED
Time: 5–7 p.m.
Location: Gallery 109 (109 E. Franklin Street)
The LGBTQ Center and Arts Everywhere are honored to bring this collection of vibrant, dimensional, healing collages in honor of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Pauli Murray, Lucille Clifton, Toni Cade Bambara, Ida B. Wells and many more. These works were originally part of the Black Feminist Breathing Chorus, a project created in collaboration between committed partners Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Sangodare (Julia Roxanne Wallace) to help outraged and exhausted communities connect to a legacy of activism and build resources for their long-term spiritual, emotional and physical resilience. Viewing available through March 29. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, Arts Everywhere, UNC QTPOC and Carolina Women’s Center
Queer Trivia with UNC SAGA
Time: 7–8 p.m.
Location: Linda’s Bar & Grill (203 E. Franklin Street)
Queers take over the Linda’s Downbar (again!) Join us for a night of Queer Trivia, in which ALL the questions have to do with queer history, queer pop culture, queer celebrities, etc. Sponsored by Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)
Tuesday, March 24
“A Day of Silenced Archival Voices” from the Carolina Gay Association 1974-2014
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Wilson Library
One of four Sound + Silence workshops, “A Day of Silenced Archival Voices,” reflects on the long histories of silenced voices on Carolina’s campus by bringing to light and sound representative voices from UNC’s archives. In recognition and solidarity with Carolina’s LGBTQ communities, this presents voices from the Carolina Gay Association Records, 1974-2014. There will be readings by community members of archival documents related to LGBTIQA+ life on campus. The Sound + Silence series is part of Abigail Washburn’s Mellon DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) fellowship at Carolina Performing Arts.Sponsored by Carolina Performing Arts.
QTPOC Book Showcase with The Circulator
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Outside of FPG Student Union
The Chapel Hill Public Library will bring their “Circulator” vehicle to campus for a pop-up library with books related to queer people or QTPOC. Students can look at the books and also sign up for a library card to check them out. Sponsored by UNC QTPOC, Chapel Hill Public Library, LGBTQ Center, Student Life and Leadership.
LGBTQ Faith Panel
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: UNC Hillel (210 W. Cameron Avenue)
Join us to hear stories and perspectives from LGBTQ+ community members surrounding the navigation of faith, sexuality, and identity. This panel will feature students and community members from a variety of religious backgrounds. All are invited and welcomed to attend! UNC Queer People of Faith will sponsor this panel discussion.
Make a Video Ga(y)me with queer_hack
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Y, Room 207
Have you ever been curious about how video games are made? Or wanted to try coding? Come join queer_hack, UNC’s first student-run queer hackathon, to make your first video ga(y)me in less than 90 minutes. No prior programming knowledge is required, and all you need is your laptop. Come make friends, enjoy snacks, and try something new with queer_hack. See ya there, ga(y)mers!
Wednesday, March 25
Being LGBTQ+ Abroad: Lunch & Learn
Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union 3206
FREE PIZZA! Join us for a lunch and learn about study abroad opportunities. In this session we will discuss how to celebrate, find support, and utilize resources as an LGBTQ+ student abroad.Sponsored by Pride Place and Study Abroad
Black Queerstory – CANCELLED
Time: 6–7:45 p.m.
Location: Gallery 109 (109 E. Franklin Street
Button Making with Pride
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: Main Lobby of Cobb Residence Hall
This fun event will allow students to make their own buttons with help from BeAM Makerspace. Sponsored by Pride Place, BeAM Makerspace
Thursday, March 26
Time: 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Epilogue (109 E. Franklin Street)
In honor of Pride Week, we’re replacing our March mixer with a coffee and pastry brunch at Epilogue Book Café! Meet us in the back seating area, which will be reserved with a buffet of goodies available.
LGBTIQA+ folks who work for the University in ANY capacity are welcome join the LGBTQ Center to enjoy casual conversation, build relationships, and support one another. Feel free to bring your affirming friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center.
LGBTIQA+ Speaker Series Visibility and the Growth of LGBTQ Rights – CANCELLED
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Center (211A W. Cameron Avenue)
This talk, led by Andrew Reynolds, will focus on how the growth LGBTQ+ rights and visibility in public life has both impacted and been impacted by out LGBTQ+ politicians. Lunch will be provided. Please register to ensure we have enough food for everyone. Register here.
Queer Perspectives Speaker Series with Dr. Alan Kendrick: “Formal & Informal Opportunities: Professional Development” – CANCELLED
Time: 3:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Bondurant G-030
Dr. Kendrick, Dean for Graduate Student Development at Duke University, will speak about his experiences as a queer, African-American individual in the field of higher education administration. Attendees are invited to enjoy free hors d’oeuvres following the seminar and to apply for a spot at dinner later. Sponsored by STEM Pride of the Triangle.
Queer Grad and Professional Students Mixer – CANCELLED
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Vecino Brewing Company (300 E. Main Street, Suite C, Carrboro)
Come celebrate UNC’s Pride Week with other LGBTQIA+ graduate and professional students! QGAPS is partnering with other LGBTIQA+ affiliated graduate and professional student organizations, as well as GPSF, to bring together students from across campus to build community both within and outside of their own school, department, or program. We’ll be getting together at Vecino Brewing Co. (300 E Main St Ste C, Carrboro, NC 27510) from 6-8 PM on Thursday, March 26th to enjoy some free appetizers! If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact Erin Case, Graduate and Professional Student Program Coordinator, email@example.com.
Queer Maker Takeover
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Beam@Carmichael, Carmichael Residence Hall (101 Stadium Drive)
Join Out in STEM at the BeAM Makerspace to create original designs by watermarbling, painting, or making Shrinky Dinks!
You will find us on the first floor in Carmichael residence hall. Facing Stadium Drive, use the left front facing entrance under the branded logos into the combination Makerspace/ Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurial Hub.
Queer Latinx Watch Party
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: The Sala, Carolina Latinx Center, Abernathy Hall (131 S. Columbia Street)
Join us for a watch party of the online web series Brujos and have periodical discussions about Queer Latinx culture portrayed through the series. Alternatively, we might watch Esteros, an Argentinian Queer love story.
Friday, March 27
Queer Prom: Disco! – CANCELLED
Time: 7–10 p.m.
Location: Frank Porter Graham Union Great Hall
Join UNC SAGA and the LGBTQ Center for a night of food, dancing, or lingering awkwardly near the walls. There will be music! Pictures! People dressed to impress (spoiler: it’s you dressing to impress! We all will, in fact, and we will look fantastic)!
Queer Prom is a free and open event-no tickets or advanced registration required. This year, our theme is Disco. Dressing on theme is encouraged but not required!
Sponsored by Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and the LGBTQ Center.
Saturday, March 28
Drag Show with KFBS Pride Club
Time: 9–11 p.m.
Location: PIT Chapel Hill (462 W. Franklin Street)
Sponsored by KFBS Pride Club and CPAN.