Pride Week 2011 is coming up in just a couple short weeks, starting March 27th and going until April 1st. We have some excellent events planned for everyone, and we hope you enjoy them.
Sunday: Film: “Prop 8″, 8pm in Fisher 135
March 27th is our annual film night. We’ll be showing “Prop 8: The Mormon Proposition”, a movie described by IMDb as “a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.”
Monday: Safer Sex Night, 8pm in the Wads Annex
March 28th is our Safer Sex Night. We’ll be going over a variety of safer sex practices that help prevent the spread of STIs.
Tuesday: Guess the Straight Person, 7:30pm in the DHH Ballroom
March 29th is our annual Guess the Straight Person event. Come meet our panel and guess their orientation. This event is meant to prove that not all stereotypes indicate a person’s sexual orientation.
Wednesday: JAC Stringer, 7:30pm in the MUB Ballroom
March 30th is a presentation by Activist JAC Stringer. JAC is well known for his educational and entertaining presentations, and we hope everyone will come and learn about some things that not many know about.
Thursday: Taboo Talk, 7pm in the DHH Ballroom
March 31st is Taboo Talk. Got a topic that is taboo in your community that you want to know more about? Come to this event!
Friday: 11th Annual Drag Show, 8pm in the Rozsa Theater FREE FREE FREE!!!!!
April 1st is the 11th Annual Michigan Tech Drag Show! This year, we’ll be featuring the extraordinary talents of Joey Black, Tabitha Stevens, Cass Marie Domino, and, coming all the way from Las Vegas, DuWanna Moore! Seats fill up fast, so get there early!
We hope to see you all at these amazing events, and look for our posters and table tents (coming soon!).
Our friends at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on campus have posted a job description for a GLBTQA outreach coordinator, and we encourage everyone to take a look at the job description and spread the word.
We have quite a few things planned for this semester, and we hope you’ll come to our upcoming events! So far, the planning for our main event (aka Pride Week) is going well, and it’ll be a great one yet again. We’ve also got some great events up our sleeves that we’ll reveal as the semester goes on.
We’d all like to invite you to come to our meetings, which are held every week in Alumni Lounge A in the Memorial Union Building. It’s always a great time to meet new people and build new bridges, and we encourage everyone to participate. We also invite those of you in need of support, whether you are a student, faculty member, or community member, to come to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Hamar House and speak with members from Keweenaw Pride.
Everyone have fun this semester, drive safe, and stay warm!
The International Club is sponsoring a bazaar on Saturday, November 13th in the MUB commons. The bazaar is a cultural gathering planned to enable the University and the local community to experience the multiculturalism of the Keweenaw in a relaxed setting.
Keweenaw Pride be having a bake sale, so come on by to say hello, learn more about our organization, and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice (transphobia).
This year, Keweenaw Pride will be meeting on Wednesday, November 17th to watch “Breakfast on Pluto”, a film starring Cillian Murphy as a transgender orphan searching for love and her long-lost mother in small town Ireland and London in the 1970s.
The time and location for this event are still pending.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is observed on Wednesday, December 1st, and the theme this year is “Act Aware”. More information coming soon!
October 11th, 2010 was National Coming Out Day. We had a ton of students go through the Coming Out Door. You could come out as anything you wanted (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender or Ally.) Here are just a few supporters.
Thanks again to everybody who participated in the 2010 ‘gay? fine by me.’ T-shirt campagin here at Michigan Tech. Extra special thanks to Inter-Residence Hall Council, Wadsworth Hall Students Association, McNair Hall Association, the Presidents Office, the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Michigan Tech Housing office for their financial support to accomplish this years campaign.
For those of you not familiar with the g?fbm t-shirt campaign we invite you to visit finebyme.org and visit their about page. Our program here is a continuation of the work started by Duke University in 2003. Below are links to this years pictures, also available are pictures of the campaign throughout it’s years at Michigan Tech.
Thanks Again to the MTU Community who picked and wore their shirts today and we hope you wear them throughout the year and your time here at Michigan Tech.
- Keweenaw Pride
Hello all! My name is Rae and I am the president of KP for the 2010-2011 academic year! As we have in the past, we will have two Orientation sessions on Wednesday. They will both be in room Fisher 133. The first session is at 11:00 AM and the second at 1:30 PM. These sessions are part of the optional group and happen while a few others also run. Myself and my vice president Nick would love to see you there, where we’ll explain what being GLBT on campus is like.
Also, our first meeting will be Wednesday the first in Alumni Lounge A of the Memorial Union Building. The general meeting starts at 8:00 PM and runs for an hour. After the general meeting, there is normally a social to follow that everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay for. I look forward to seeing everyone there.
One final note, the second week of classes, we will be passing out the Gay? Fine by me shirts in the following locations: McNair, Wads, DHH, Fisher and the Memorial Union Building. I know for sure that the shirts will be passed out during the lunch hours, but I am not sure of the day. Keep checking back here for the update on the day.
I hope the start of this school year is kicking off wonderfully for you and I can’t wait to get KP rolling!
Tonight, Saturday April 10th, 2010 Electric Six is playing as part of Keweenwawesomefest 2010! Tickets are $5 a night. Check out their ‘Gay Bar’ music video:
Jordan Marlor, a member of Keweenaw Pride, has won the 2010 Mr. MTU Competition presented by Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority. Fifteen people ran against each other in the preliminary Penny War Competition last week- the proceeds of which were donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Students raised over $600 within three days of the competition in which Jordan took second place by less than $2. The top five contestants gathered in the DHH Ballroom at 7PM Thursday evening to compete against each other for the honorary title of Mr. MTU.
The participants, Paul Valencia, Shawn Mayorga, Jordan Marlor, John Pastore, and Joe Wood, each took part in a Yooper dress competition, Q&A session, and then performed a special act in a talent show. The contestants were judged by Robert Bishop, Robert Mark, Gloria Melton, Michelle Nightengale, and Jessica Turuc on aspects such as creativity, performance, and crowd enthusiasm. Jordan received much applause for his appearance as Lady Gaga in which he wore an original costume of bubblewrap and high heels. All the men did a wonderful job in the competition but there can only be one Mr. MTU. Congratulations to the 2010 winner, Jordan Marlor!
On Friday, April 23, 2010, Keweenaw Pride and the Student Entertainment Board will host the 10th DRAG SHOW at Michigan Tech, featuring Joey Black, Tabatha Stevens, Candi Stratton, Genevee & Cass Marie Domino!! The show will begin at 8:00 pm and be followed by an amateur competition.
The Drag show is the final event to a week of events focused on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender awareness and education beginning on April 19, 2010. Check back soon for more updates on events and times!
PHOTOS: Past Years’ Drag Show