Progress Pride Flag created by Daniel Quasar

Queer Coalition to merge LGBT/Queer Studies Institute and ISU Triangle Association

The newly formed Queer Coalition will combine the work of the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute and the faculty/staff affinity group, ISU Triangle Association. An organizational meeting...
Microphone and Headphones on dirty sound mixer panel, France

@Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 every Tuesday in June  

@Salon will host the series @Salon Pride: Queer Sound 2020 curated by trans poet and sound artist Samuel Ace. Each event will feature showcase contributors in conversation and performance. 
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CANCELLED: Charity Drag Show, March 28

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the annual Charity Drag Show has been cancelled. 
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Athletics to host first-ever Pride Night, January 24

Illinois State Athletics will hold its first-ever Pride Night on Friday, January 24, at the women's basketball game versus reigning Missouri Valley Conference regular season champions, Drake.
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Latinx: Queer Brown Voices, October 30

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz of American University will address how the term Latinx has become both a source of solidarity and contention.
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Queertober at Illinois State University

Illinois State University’s Pride organization turns 50 this year. Students will celebrate ISU Pride and Queertober with events throughout the month in honor of Coming Out Day.
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Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium, March 22

Qwo-Li Driskill will give an address titled “Performing Revolution, Scholarship, and Decolonial Practice” at the Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium on Friday, March 22.
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LGBTQ+ literacy advocates, authors of Reading the Rainbow, to speak March 6

Caitlin Ryan and Jill Hermann-Wilmarth, co-authors of the book Reading the Rainbow, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center.
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Jessica Lynn to bring message of transgender acceptance, September 26

Transgender advocate and activist Jessica Lynn will bring her message of acceptance for gender non-conforming people to Illinois State University.
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Conference explores social, ethnic, racial boundaries, February 9-10

Illinois State University will host a two-day conference to explore how people see race and ethnicity in the current political climate.