Clubs, bars played crucial role in supporting Wisconsin’s LGBTQ communities

Justis Tenpenny is working with the UW-Green Bay to establish a Northeast Wisconsin LGBTQ History Archive to collect some of the history project’s memorabilia from gay bars and clubs, like t-shirts and detailed histories of various LGBTQ bars and support groups that were active over recent decades.

Source: Clubs, bars played crucial role in supporting Wisconsin’s LGBTQ communities, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Hallowqueen 3 online drag show is Oct. 30

The Hallowqueen 3 Drag Show with MC Vivian Storm is on Zoom Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. No fee to attend, but performers Mama J, Freddie Fahrenheit, Jarica, Shimmering Saphire, and Boston Cream Pie will accept online tips for their performances! Families, students, and Green Bay community members can learn about drag and enjoy the performances. This event is hosted by the Pride Center and Good Times Programming. Join the event, here.

UWGB among the best LGBTQ-friendly colleges & universities | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

(WHBL) – UW-Green Bay has been recognized by Campus Pride as one of the best LGBTQ-Friendly colleges and universities. The list was released Friday as part of LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day.  The list uses an index which includes institutional support and exemplary commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice. The Director of the University’s Pride Center, Stacie Christian, said students have had internship opportunities to advocate for policy change, to lead in Pride youth leadership and history camps, and to educate about LGBTQ+ concerns. But most importantly, Christian says, the campus recognizes the opportunity to continue to grow in its own learning and understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and how to better serve those persons and the communities in the future.

Source: UWGB Among the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

UW-Green Bay named Top 40 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Green Bay, Wis.—Campus Pride commemorated LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day this week, with the release of its 2020 BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. UW-Green Bay was among the Top 40 and one of the best in the Midwest Region based on an index which includes institutional support and exemplary commitment to LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice.

“UW-Green Bay recognizes that student success occurs when students are provided experiences that support them both now, and in the future,” says Stacie Christian, director of inclusive excellence and UW-Green Bay’s Pride center. “Being selected as a one of the Campus Pride 2020 Best of the Best College & Universities is important because it provides recognition of the effort that many have put into making UWGB more inclusive of individuals who are LGBTQ+. Students can select the name and pronouns they wish to use, they can attend events that support their interests and values, they can talk to professors about how to make courses more inclusive, they can meet each other within safe and  inclusive living housing (SAIL), or in the Pride Center, or for now, in online chatrooms where they feel safe.”

For nearly two decades, Campus Pride has advocated and supported college and university campuses to improve LGBTQ campus life and change institutional policies, programs and practices,” according to the Campus Pride press release. The Campus Pride Index (CPI), located at www.CampusPrideIndex.org, provides a benchmarking tool to assess LGBTQ-inclusion efforts from academics, to student life, to housing, to recruitment and retention activities. The full listing may be found online: www.CampusPride.org/2020BESTOFTHEBEST.

Christian said that UW-Green Bay students, through the Pride Center, have had internship opportunities to advocate in the community for policy change, to lead in Pride youth leadership and history camps, and to educate about LGBTQ+ concerns in health care, academic arenas, municipalities, businesses, and non-profits.

“But more importantly, the campus recognizes the opportunity to continue to grow in its own learning and understanding of the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals, and where we will go from here to continue to serve LGBTQ+ and our communities,” Christian said.

This year Campus Pride highlighted colleges and universities by region. Campus Pride works with more than 1,400 colleges and universities annually to improve the quality of campus life for LGBTQ people and to create safer, more inclusive campus communities.

The 2020 BEST OF THE BEST College & University listing is based on the data provided annually through the CPI related to policies, programs and practice. The research is analyzed by the Campus Pride research team using the proven CPI LGBTQ-Friendly factors and knowledge of the LGBTQ higher education landscape.

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LGBTQ students in the Green Bay Campus Pride Center

UW-Green Bay named 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges

Campus Pride IndexAnnounced just today (Oct. 13, 2020), UW-Green Bay was once again named among the 2020 Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly listing of colleges and universities. The announcement features 40 campuses from six regions of the country which are deeply committed to LGBTQ students and rate the highest for LGBTQ-inclusion in policy, program and practice. The full listing may be found online. UW-Green Bay received five out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index.

Inclusivity and Equity Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2 Training

Inclusivity and Equity Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2; and Level 2 training is occurring several times this academic year. To inquire about how to earn a Level 1 or 2 Inclusivity and Equity Certificate, or to submit a request to be invited to Level 1 Foundations 1 & 2 training, or Level 2 training, please complete a short Qualtrics survey and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center, will respond to your survey inquiries. Or, you can contact Stacie at christis@uwgb.edu.

High School Fall Pride

High School Fall Pride Camp

New youth programs being offered for fall include free High School Fall Pride Camp, designed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through history, art, music and media. Students will focus on how to become positive leaders. There will also be a Parent Fall Pride Discussion on Tuesday, October 6. Fall in love with learning.

High School Fall Pride Camp
Oct. 8-29
4 Weekly Sessions | New Content Every Week
Free
Grades 9-12

New fall youth camps – Middle School Fall Pride Camp

Fall in Love with Learning. New youth programs being offered for fall include free Middle School Fall Pride Camp, designed to celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community through history, art, music and media. Students will make new connections and enhance their advocacy and leadership skills. Developed by Stacie Christian, Ph.D. a pioneer in inclusivity, and taught by UW-Green Bay instructors.

Middle School Fall Pride Camp
Oct. 6-27
4 Weekly Sessions | New Content Every Week
Free
Grades 6-9

Pride ERG’s new Facebook page focuses on increased connections

The Pride Employee Resource Groups (ERG) is focusing on increasing connections among new and long term LGBTQ+ employees via a new closed Facebook page. LGBTQ+ employees of UW-Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuseas can request to join the page. Plans for online social events will occur once members join this page. Questions? Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.