1:30-3 pm: The O! BBQ End-of-Year Celebration (Jones Hall Patio)
Come celebrate the end of the semester with The O! Stop by for friends, fun, and barbeque.
5-6 pm: SWEET Weekly Meeting (Mosaic Lounge)
“Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane (SWEET) is the Tulane University student organization for lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, and trans women. It’s a safe place for queer women to meet and discuss issues, plan fun social and fundraising activities, and volunteer at events to give back to the New Orleans’ LGBTIQA community. New members and Loyola students always welcome.”
5-7 pm: Safe Zone Training (LBC 201)
During this two-hour training, designed for all Tulane students, staff, and faculty, participants will gain introductory knowledge about how they can be an effective ally to LGBTIQA-identified individuals and those questioning their sexuality. Once familiar with the various LGBTIQA resources available on campus, you will be given an Ally sticker to place in your office or dorm so that students, faculty and staff know that you are part of a campus-wide network that supports LGBTIQA-identified individuals. Sponsored by the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD). Register online!
8-9 pm: Queer Student Alliance Meeting (Mosaic Lounge, weekly)
New and returning members welcome!!! “Founded in 1972, the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is the oldest, continuously-operating LGBTIQA organization in the state of Louisiana. (The organization has been run under the names Gay, GALA, BiGALA, and most recently, MOSAIC.) We are an alliance that embraces the similarities and differences of all people: gay, lesbian, straight, a/pan/bi/poly/sexual, and transgender. As a group, we seek to promote awareness, tolerance, equality, and compassion in order to cultivate a healthy environment for all individuals at Tulane. We provide an open forum for discussion in a safe, nurturing environment, and facilitate fun and enriching social activities for all Tulane students. Whether you identify as gay, straight, trans*, lesbian, GNC, or anything at all, know that you are always welcome to come to our meetings.
6-7 pm: Gender Exploration Society (Mosaic Lounge)
The Gender Exploration Society (GES) is a club whose goal is to create a safe space for trans* and gender non-conforming (GNC) identified individuals and their allies. Our group is social and discussion-based; discussions can be about any topics including Trans* 101 lessons, learning terms, learning how to be a better ally, current events, or campus politics. Most importantly, this is a safe, tight-knit group where individuals are able to express their feelings about what is going on in their own self-exploration journeys and every-day lives, as well as receive support and advice. This is a judgment-free zone, and it’s a small group, so members usually feel comfortable sharing. In this space people are able to try out different names and pronouns, and what’s said in the group stays in the group. We stress that all identities are valid, open-mindedness, respect, and not “outing” people.