SAFE Ally Level 1 & 2 Training is Friday, March 13

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center is offering SAFE Ally Level 1 and Level 2 training on Friday, March 13, at UW-Green Bay in the University Union, Room World Unity B. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon; Level 2 is from 1 to 3 p.m. Level 1 focuses on vocabulary, the use of inclusive pronouns, LGBTQ+ community and workplace experiences and how to increase one’s ability to be an ally. Level 2 digs deeper into challenges LGBTQ+ experience due to discrimination in government and organizational policies, and what you can do to increase support of LGBTQ+.

Please RSVP for one or both of the SAFE Ally classes here or use the link:

Pride Center Director Stacie Christian referenced in review on Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights | Green Bay Press Gazette

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.

Clothing and Household Drive: Preparing for Clothing and Household Swap

The Pride Center and Student Government Association are hosting a Clothing and Household Drive to prepare for the Clothing and Household Swap on March 26, 2020. You can bring clean gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen, décor, sports and small household items, and brown grocery bags to campus so volunteers can pack to prepare for the Clothing and Household Swap taking place on March 26. Curbside drop off at the University Union can be arranged by contacting Stacie Christian at Renew and reuse your great stuff or volunteer to pack for 30 minutes if you have time!

Reminder: Manitowoc Campus hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training, Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will be hosting SAFE Ally Level 1 training from 1 to 3 p.m. This free and open public event provides information on vocabulary, pronoun usage and current LGBTQ+ topics. Participants learn how to be a better ally and will receive a SAFE Ally sticker for attending. Interested individuals must RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. to guarantee a spot in the training session. To RSVP and for more information, please contact Stacie Christian at, or 920-465-2167.

Nicole Kurth presents ‘Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began’

Nicole Kurth, area coordinator for UW-Green Bay Residence Life, is presenting “Stonewall 1969: Where Pride Began” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. Kurth provides interesting insights and visuals on how the events of Stonewall 50 years ago generated changes LGBT advocacy in the United States. Kurth is providing this presentation on behalf of the Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program and the Pride Center Coming Out events. It is free and open to the public.

SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 Training Oct. 14

The Pride Center is hosting SAFE Ally Training Levels 1 and 2 on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019.

SAFE Ally Level 1 training provides information on vocabulary, the use of pronouns and current topics regarding LGBTQ+ individuals. Attendees learn how to be a better ally and receive a SAFE Ally sticker for display by their office desk or residence hall door.

SAFE Ally Level 2 training provides information on LGBTQ+ topics including health, organizational policies and laws, advocacy trends and other information that provides advanced insight on what topics affect LGBTQ+ individuals. Attendees will receive a certificate upon completion of this training.

To RSVP for either training, or if you have questions, contact Pride Center Director Stacie Christian at

Pride Center to host October events

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center has many events planned for the month of October. Please consider attending:

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019: Dick Wagner, author of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, will be in the Christie Theatre from noon until 1 p.m. He will follow his talk with a meet the author event from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Pride Center. Wagner’s book “We’ve Been Here All Along” provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin’s gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Wagner’s book will be for sale outside the Christie Theatre. This event was made possible by the Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019: Free showing of “Moonlight” (2016), the first film with an all black cast and with the main character as a person coming to terms with being LGBT, in the Christie Theatre from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A discussion will follow the film until 7:15 p.m. Sponsored by Black Student Union (BSU), Pride Center and Student Life. Snacks will also be provided.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Come hear Pride Center students Sapphire Shimmer and Boston Cream Pie read their two favorite children’s books, followed by eating cookies and doing crafts, for this event titled, “King and Queen Reading Books with Crafts and Cookies” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library. There will be an ASL interpreter present, and this event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Cofrin Library, Pride Center and The Phoenix Bookstore.

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019: National Coming Out Day. The Pride Center will provide educational information at the vendor table at the second floor of the Union, located by the stairway.

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019: SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training. Level 1 is from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by Level 2 training from 1 to 3 p.m. Safe Ally training provides insights on LGBTQ+ topics and how to be a better ally. To RSVP, contact Stacie Christian at

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019: UW-Green Bay Clothing and Household Swap is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. Your clean, gently used clothing for all ages, kitchen and household items, books and media, crafts and holiday decor is needed. This event is for all students, staff and alumni to come select items they can use that others are sharing. Donations can be dropped off at the Campus Cupboard in RH 140, the Pride Center or contact Stacie Christian for a curbside drop off at Please, no computers, televisions or furniture that does not fit in a small station wagon. Volunteers to help set up are needed on Tuesday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 pm.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Nationally known artist, Rae Senarighi, along with two paintings will be featured at a meet the artist event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. next to the University Union Common Grounds. You can learn more about Rae’s work on Netflix. Refreshments provided by the Lawton Gallery. Rae is sponsored by the Pride Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019: Hallowqueen 2 Drag Show is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Pride Center and Good Times Programming.

Any questions about Pride Center events can be directed to Stacie Christian at

Pride Center represents at Levitt Amp Music Festival, tonight (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)

The UW-Green Bay Pride Center will represent near the music stage at the Levitt AMP Green Bay Music Series, Leicht Memorial Park, 128 E. Dousman St. Green Bay, tonight (Tuesday, June 25) at 7 p.m. Music by Knox Hamilton, Indie rock band, “delights audiences with an addictive blend of upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics suffused with a bright, dreamy energy.” Opening act is Kyle Megna at 5:30 p.m. More here.

Pride Month festival blooms in Door County, Pride Center offers resources

When Sturgeon Bay District 2 Alderman David Hayes stepped off the Open Door Pride Festival Stage Saturday, a 12-year-old girl approached him and said “I’m gay, too, and I’m proud of you.” Hayes, the city’s first openly gay council member, had taken the stage to share a mayoral proclamation officially recognizing the week leading up to the festival as Open Door Pride week.

Several other LGBTQ+ rights and social justice organizations offered educational resources at the festival. Adoption Choice, UW-Green Bay Pride Center, domestic abuse prevention group Help of Door County, Sexual Assault Center of Family Services, United Methodist Church and Door County’s PFLAG were among those present. Local food and art vendors sold goods, from Door County wine to handmade necklaces.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Sammy Gibbons has the story.