The city of Green Bay has greatly improved its score on LGBTQ rights within the last year. “The city doubled its score from 2018 to 2019 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which scrutinizes how well city governments support their LGBTQ residents.” Stacie Christian, director of the UW-Green Bay Pride Center, was referenced as applauding city leaders for asking questions on making the city more equitable and safer. Read more via Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights doubled in one year, but officials say city still has work to do | Green Bay Press Gazette.
Join the Sexuality and Gender Identity Community Initiative (SGICI) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Fine Arts Theatre on the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in a community conversation identifying LGBTQ+ resources and needs, developing solutions in the community and fostering equity, inclusion and allyship. This event is free and open to everyone. The evening will include a presentation and facilitated break-out groups. Treats sill be provided by Paradigm Coffee & Music. For more information, contact SGICIsheboygan@gmail.com or visit bit.ly/SheboyganSGICI.
UW-Green Bay graduate student Isaac Kabacinski (Social Work) is one of 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Paula B. Poorman, a highly regarded faculty member at UW-Whitewater dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Recipients will be honored on Nov. 7, 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by UW System President Ray Cross, and will be done in conjunction with the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award ceremony. More information about the award can be found here.
A Pride Leadership Camp will be offered this summer. The Middle School Pride Camp will take place from Sunday, July 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 and the High School Pride Camp will run Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The five-day leadership training focuses on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. Learn more.
The UW-Green Bay Pride Leadership Camp will provide youth from grades 6 through 12 with opportunities to meet other LGBTQ+ and allies their age. The five day leadership training focuses on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. The middle school pride camp will take place Sunday, Jul. 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, and the high school school pride camp will be Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Learn more and register.
UW-Green Bay has been named as a “progressive campus that takes a strong stand against discrimination and won’t break the bank.” In the article, UW-Green Bay is applauded for being an “affordable option for students looking for a proactively LGBTQ-friendly campus.” Read more.
The LGBT Center at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will be hosting a game night and costume party on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Main Building. All are welcome. This is a family-friendly event open to all ages. Learn more.
Campus Pride, a national educational organization for LGBTQ and ally college students and campus groups, selected UW-Green Bay for their “Best of the Best” list this year. In order to be in the “Best of the Best” listing, an institution had to score the highest percentages in the LGBTQ-friendly benchmarks for policies, programs and practices. See more.
UW-Green Bay’s Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally level 1 and 2 training on Wednesday, July 11. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon and level 2 is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Union, World Unity B. The fee for the training is $10 per person, and is to be paid upon arrival. There is no fee for UW-Green Bay faculty/staff, enrolled students or alumni. The recently updated training provides insights for individuals who want to learn more about LGBTQ+ topics or concerns, and how to be a better ally. Participants who complete level 1 will receive a SAFE Ally sticker to post by their work desk or residence hall room. Participants who complete level 2 will receive a completion certificate for the SAFE Ally program. RSVP for level 1 here and for level 2 here. If you have any questions or if you would like to inquire about scheduling training sessions for your department or organization at your location, or to learn more about other UW-Green Bay Pride Institute courses and fees, please contact Stacie Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 920-465-2167.
The Pride Center Employee group is meeting at Stacie Christian’s house for a camp fire, s’mores and snacks on Tuesday, July 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If it rains, the meeting will be inside the house and board games will be provided. Bring friends who are LGBTQ+ or allies! New members are always welcome. For additional information, contact Christian at email@example.com.