President's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues
April 23, 2013 - Winning the War Against Homophobia
The LGBTQ Commission, along with the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity and Office of Student Activities, will co-sponsor a presentation by Rob Smith, a decorated Iraq War veteran and activist against the Military’s previously enforced “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” (DADT). He will be speaking in Greenburg Auditorium of the Willis Health Professions Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. His speech “The War Against Homophobia” will focus on helping students struggling with their sexuality and give the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community a face to talk about the homophobic issues facing many communities. It also sparks conversation about homophobia, coming out as openly gay and creating an environment where LGBT students can speak openly. The presentation is free and open to the public.
March 12, 2013 - Homophobia in Sports
The LGBTQ Commission will sponsor a screening of the film Training Rules, which examines homophobic practices within a women's collegiate basketball program. Following the film, there will be a discussion moderated by Dr. Patricia Lally of the Sport Studies Department. The event will take plave on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 12:30 - 2:00 in Room 118 of the Willis Health Professions Building . The event is free and open to the public.
October 24, 2012 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer 101: From Homoflexible to Transfabulous
The LGBT Commission will sponsor a program led by TC Tolbert, a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice . The program, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer 101, will cover lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and the discrimination faced by each group. The program will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 6:30 pm in the Health Professions Building, Room 118. The event is free and open to the public.
October 1, 2012 - LGBTQ Open Mic Night
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a program with the Lock Haven chapter of PFLAG and the Women and Gender Studies . The program, an open mic night, will feature readings by or about people who identify as LGBTQ. The program will take place on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 6:00 pm with a reception in Bentley Hall Room S05; readings will begin at 6:30 pm.
September 27, 2012 - Bully s**t! Common Myths about Bullying and What You Need to Know if You Want to Avoid Becoming an Aggressor Yourself
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a program with the Safe Haven, the HOPE Center, and the Gender Issues and Social Justice Committee. The program will be led by Glen Retief, author and Assistant Professor at Susquehanna University. The program will involve a discussion of bullying, based on Dr Retief's own experiences as a gay child in South Africa . The program will take place on Thursday, Sept 27, 2012, at 6:30 pm in the Greenberg Auditorium of the Health Professions Building.
April 3, 2012 - OUT on Campus
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a program with the Office of Social Equity. The program will be led by Shane L Windmeyer, the co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride. The program will explore myths about being gay and allow for a greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression among ALL college students . The program will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 7:00 pm in the Hall of Flags (Robinson 115). Please join us at 6:30 pm for a reception prior to the program.
March 20, 2012 - The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue of Hope
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a screening of The Anatomy of Hate , which covers the emotional and biological mechanisms which make us vulnerable to hate and show how we can overcome hate. It reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, including the White supremacist movement, Christian Fundamentalism as an anti-gay platform, Muslim extremism, the Palestinian Intifada, Israeli settlers and soldiers, and US Forces in Iraq. A discussion following the film will be facilitated by Mike Ramsdell, the producer/director . The screening will be held in the Hall of Flags (Robinson Hall 111) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. A free reception will take place from 6:00 - 6:30 pm, so please come early and join us for the reception and fim. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Commission, the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity, and Student Activities Office. It is open and free to public.
February 22, 2012 - Challenging Heterosexism
The LGBT Commission and Office of Social Equity are co-sponsoring a presentation by Robyn Ochs, professional speaker, workshop leader, and award-wining author. Through an interactive workshop, she will help attendees understand heterosexism, homophobia, and their effects on all people. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 pm in Greenberg Auditorium in the Health Professions Building. Please join us at 6:30 pm for a reception prior to the workshop.
February 22, 2012 - The Changing Landscape of IdentityThe LGBT Commission and Office of Social Equity are co-sponsoring a Lunch-n-Learn Brown Bag Workshop presented by Robyn Ochs, professional speaker, workshop leader, and award-wining author. She will discuss concepts of identity, especially for young adults. The teens and twenties are times of exploration, discovery and growth. For non-heterosexual students, this is a time when presumptive lables and sexuality are called into question. Robyn will discuss her work with teens and young adults and share some of her observations, best practices and lessons she has learned. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm in Bentely S06/07.
February 9, 2012 - Presentations by Lori Ostlund
Join the members of the President's Commission on LGBT Issues as they co-sponsor a series of events with author Lori Ostlund. The events include a reading and discussion on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 7 pm in the Hamblin Hall of Flags (Robinson 115). These events are co-sponsored with the English Department, Women's Studies program, President's Commission on the Status of Women, International Studies, Office of Social Equity, and Office of Human and Cultural Diversity as part of the Women's Studies speaker series. For more information, contact Dr. Gayatri Devi.
April 20, 2011 - Bullying in Schools and College Campuses
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a presentation on bullying in schools and colleges. The presentation will include a short film presentation and a panel of students and faculty discussing bullying related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The presentation will be held in Greenburg Auditorium (Health Professions Building) from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Commission and the Gay-Straight Alliance as part of Lock Haven University's Celebration of Scholarship Day. It is open and free to public.
April 12, 2011 - The State of Hate in Pennsylvania...and the Good News
The LGBT Commission will co-sponsor a presentation by Ann Van Dyke, an investigator and trainer in the Education and Community Services Division of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Her responsibilities include both monitoring hate group activity in the Commonweath and helping communities and schools dealing with hate crimes. The presentation will be held in Ulmer Planetarium beginning at 7:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Commission, the Campus Violence Prevention Program, and the Gay-Straight Alliance. It is open and free to public.
April 11, 2011 - Mixer for Faculty, Staff, and Students
The LGBT Commission will have a mixer with the Gay-Straight Alliance on April 11, 2011, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Parsons Union Building Multipurpose Room (MPR) . Finger foods will be provided.
March 31, 2011 - Faith and Homosexuality
The LGBT Commission isco-sponsoring a panel discussion on faith and homosexuality from 7 pm - 9 pm in Ulmer Planetarium. Panelists will include church leaders from a variety of denominations. The panel moderator will be Rev. Jeff Seeley, the Protestant Campus Minister.
March 16, 2011 - Webinar - Other, Please Specify: The Lives of Transgender People on Campus
The LGBT Commission isco-sponsoring a webinar with the Office of Social Equity. The webinar will be broadcast from 3 pm - 4 pm in East Campus J206. The webinar will discuss the issues facing trans individuals on university camouses.
February 16, 2011 - Webinar - LGBTQ Students: Creating a Safe and Welcoming Campus
The LGBT Commission will be co-sponsoring a webinar with the Office of Social Equity. The webinar will be broadcast from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in East Campus J206. The webinar will discuss how to create a safe and welcoming campus for students who are LGBTQ, based on the findings of the recent national campus climate survey conducted by Campus Pride.
October 20, 2010 - Brian Sims
The LGBT Commission co-sponsored a visit from Brian Sims. Brian Sims was a football captain at Bloomsburg University and regional All American. While at Bloomsburg, he became the first openly gay football captains in NCAA history. Since graduating, he has become a civil rights attorney, working as Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association and President of the Board of Directors at Equality PA. His presentation was at 8:00 pm in the Price Auditorium on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Department of Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities Office, Safe Zone and Safe Haven. For pictures, visit our Event Photographs page.
October 2010 - Campus Climate Survey
The President's Commission of LGBT Issues is conducting a campus climate survey to examine perceptions of the treatment of members of the LGBT communities on Lock Haven University's campus. The survey is available through SurveyMonkey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lgbtcampusclimate. Please take part in this important part of assessing the climate at LHU for members of the GLBT communities.
October 1, 2010 - Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Central Region, Mini Conference
Join the members of the LGBT Commission as they co-sponsor the Pennsylania Black Conference on Higher Education's Central Region Mini Conference with the HOPE Center, President's Commission on Faculty, Administrators, Staff, and Students of Color, and the President's Commission on the Status of Women. The day long conference will run from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. The theme is Creating a Legacy in the Most Unlikely of Places: Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Robert Lynch. The conference sessions are free. There is a $40 registration fee for the keynote luncheon, with keynote speaker Dr. Terrell Jones. Contact Laurie Cannady at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
September 21, 2010 - Out in Silence
The President's Commission on the LGBT Issues will sponsor a showing of the documentary Out in Silence, about the discrimination/harassment experienced by a young gay male teenager (as well as other people who are gay and lesbian) in the small town of Oil City, PA. The film also shows the struggles of various townspeople to come to an understanding of these issues. Documentary film maker Joe Wilson will also be present to address questions about the film. Out in Silence begins at 6:30 pm in the Greenberg Auditorium.