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Campus--On the Horizon

Not your father's police department: how law enforcement became LGBT-friendly

Thursday, February 1 at 11 am at the Pride Center. 


Meet new SDSU faculty member Dr. Roddrick Colvin

Roddrick Colvin joined the faculty in the School of Public Affairs in the fall of 2017, and teaches courses in public administration and criminal justice. His research interests include public employment equity, police officers' shared perceptions, and lesbian and gay civil rights. He is the author of Lesbian and Gay Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing (Lynne Rienner Publishing, 2012).

This talk will highlight the broad changes that influenced policing over the last 25 years, and how those changes aflected LG BT community - police relations.


colvin talk 2018


Sad Porn

Dr. Hoang Tan Nguyen, University of California, San Diego
19 February 2018, 2 pm, Room TBD

In the 1980s, the AIDS pandemic wiped out a vibrant gay sexual culture established in the United States during the sexual revolution in the 1970s. Consequently, the trauma of AIDS is reflected in the preeminent site of gay male cultural production: gay video pornography. Critics noted the consumption of pornography (as material for masturbation) as the “safest” sex of all, and activists called for the use of condoms in porn videos as an important strategy of safer sex education. While these scholarly and activist responses have rightly focused on education and prevention, there have been few efforts made to register the affective dimension of AIDS and visual representation

This presentation examines the process of mourning in experimental film and video in the 1990s in response to the AIDS crisis. Specifically, I consider queer collage as a way of thinking about gay porn as a history of sexuality, as a celebration of sexuality, but also a history of loss and sadness. Using the films of Robert Blanchon, Michael Brynntrup, and Charles Lofton, I argue that these works, by reusing found footage from 1970s and 1980s gay pornography, call attention to the disappearance of the gay sexual archive with the advent of AIDS and the de-generation of analog media. The reanimation of obsolete formats, including celluloid film and VHS video, in these found footage films constitute a witnessing and a memorialization of a lost sexual culture. I contend that these films demonstrate how personal porn archiving ensures the survival of public sexual histories and memories.

Sponsored by English and Comparative Literature, Humanities in Action and LGBTQ Research Consortium


Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Dr. Jennifer Tyburczy, University of California, Santa Barbara
15 March 2018, 4 pm, Room TBD

All museums are sex museums. In Sex Museums, Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed—and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality. Most museum exhibits, she argues, assume that white, patriarchal heterosexuality and traditional structures of intimacy, gender, and race represent national sexual culture for their visitors. Sex Museums illuminates the history of such heteronormativity at most museums and proposes alternative approaches for the future of public display projects, while also offering the reader curatorial tactics—what she calls queer curatorship—for exhibiting diverse sexualities in the twenty-first century.

Tyburczy shows museums to be sites of culture-war theatrics, where dramatic civic struggles over how sex relates to public space, genealogies of taste and beauty, and performances of sexual identity are staged. Delving into the history of erotic artifacts, she analyzes how museums have historically approached the collection and display of the material culture of sex, which poses complex moral, political, and logistical dilemmas for the Western museum. Sex Museums unpacks the history of the museum and its intersections with the history of sexuality to argue that the Western museum context—from its inception to the present—marks a pivotal site in the construction of modern sexual subjectivity.

Sponsored by LGBTQ Research Consortium





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Community--On the Horizon

SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference


February 17, 2018

Keck School of Medicince of USC
1975 Zonal Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033


Breakfast, lunch and conference admission are included in the registration fee (parking not included).

General Registrations: $5 CME Registrations: $100

For more information, please contact us at or



SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference


Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center

Please check out the monthly calendar in our Facebook page ( or our web page ( for these and other services and events. Visite nuestra pagina en Facebook o en la red para ver el calendario de servicios y eventos


Domestic Violence Support Group (Grupo de apoyo—Violencia Domestica)
Monday (Lunes) 4:00 PM—6:00 PM
For more information ( para mas informacion): Eva Murguia 760-879-9202 or


Music Club (Club de Musica) Free (sin costo) Ages (edad) 12+
Saturdays (Sabados) 4:00 PM—6:00 PM
For more info (para mas informacion): Camden Aguilera 760-592-4066


Counseling Services (Consejeria) Free (sin costo)
Tuesday (Martes), Wednesday (Miercoles) & Thursday (Jueves) 10AM—12PM
By appointment only (solo con cita previa): 760-592-4066
Bilingual—English/Spanish (Ingles/Español)


Support Group for Family & Allies of LGBT - Wednesdays (Miercoles) 7:00 PM
Open to all who have loved ones who are LGBT
(Abierto para familias y amigos de personas LGBT)
For more information (para mas informacion) 760-592-4066


View flyer (.pdf)



Bi Coming out Group at the LGBT Center in San Diego


Join The Center's discussion group on bisexuality on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm. It's a welcoming space to share your experiences, ask questions, discuss community issues and meet like-minded people. This group is open to all persons who are sexually and/or emotionally attracted to more than one gender. For more information, contact Aaron Heier at







Campus--Past Events

Celebrate International Women's Day

Bonnie Zimmerman Lecture: The Movement from Native American Gender Fluidity to Colonial Eradication to the Two-Spirit Movement


March 8, noon – 3 pm

Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, SDSU



Featured panelists: Dr. Sabine Lang, University of Hamburg and Karen Vigneault, MA, SDSU, Peace and Dignity Project in Tecate


Film: Kumu Hina

International Women's Day, March 8, 6-8 pm in Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

The film features Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian teacher and mahu--those who embody the male and female spirits


Sponsors: Women's Studies Bread and Roses Center, Common Experience, Bonnie Zimmerman Lecture, American Indian Studies, and the Pride Center





Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 17, 2017


March begins at 6:15am

Flag lowering at 6:30am


Remembering those that lost their lives for being who they are. Join us for a march from The Pride Center to the Conrad Prebys Aztec Students Union flag pole for a transgender flag lowering.






Looking Forward and Building Power: A Post -Election Discussion

Monday, November 14, 2pm

Little Theater LT 161


This conversation will focus on gender, race, sexuality, immigration, and religion and the election. We'll be discussing:

- The election's impact on schools and universities

- How we can protect the vulnerable and marginalized

- First steps at bilding community to create change


The event will be facilitated by: Facilitated by faculty and staff from: The Center for Latin American Studies, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Religious Studies, Women's Studies & the Women's Resource Center




October 18th/6-8pm

at the Aztec Student Union Templo Mayor


Panel on less visible identities in the LGBTQ+ communities

Refreshments will be provided

Co-Sponsored by: Women's Resource Center and The Pride Center



The Bread and Roses Center of the Department of Women’s Studies at SDSU presents Feminist Research Colloquia


LGBT in Georgia and South Caucasus: History, Activism and Politics

Tamta Melashvili


Wednesday, Sept. 28, noon - 1pm

The Pride Center, SDSU



Tamta Melashvili is a feminist activist and writer residing in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2012 she works as a researcher and teacher at the Institute of Gender Studies, Tbilisi State University. Tamta got MA degree in Gender Studies (2008) from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Her current research interests are women’s and gender history, queer and feminist activism. 


Cosponsored by the Pride Center and the LGBTQ Faculty Research Consortium



Queer Entanglements: Interdisciplinarity and LGBTQ Studies

One Day Symposium


San Diego State University

Friday, April 29, 2016



The LGBTQ Research Consortium is happy to announce a one-day symposium for spring 2016.


We will welcome two plenary speakers for the event, but the primary focus will be on the research of our own faculty and students. To that end, the symposium will feature panels of "lightning talks" (short 5-6 minute presentations) in order to highlight the wide variety of LGBTQ research on our campus.


Guest Speakers:


  • Juana María Rodríguez (University California, Berkeley)
    "Seeing Sexual Labor: The Women of Casa Xochiquetzal"


  • Anthony Ocampo (Pomona College)
    "Out in LA: Race, Masculinity, and Sexuality in the Immigrant City"


More information

symposium 2016


Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center


SDSU’s 7th annual Lavender Graduation is to celebrate graduating students who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or allies.


2016 Distinguished Awardees: Senator Marty Block,  Jan Garbosky, Wesley Paláu, and Professor Allison Vaughn


This event is sponsored by: Robert DeKoven, Aaron Bruce from The President’s Office, SafeZones@SDSU, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, LGBT Studies, the Pride Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Intercultural Relations, Gamma Rho Lambda, Delta Lambda Phi, Queer Student Union, SDSU LGBT Aztec Alumni Chapter, and the Women’s Studies Department


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Voices of Change: Conversations with an International Woman of Courage: Nisha Ayub

Tuesday, April 5 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


We invite you to a public discussion with Nisha Ayub, Malaysia’s brave transgender activist and human rights defender. Nisha Ayub is a leading advocate for transgender rights in Malaysia and 1 of 14 honorees selected for the 2016 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award.


Event is sponsored by: The Pride Center at SDSU, San Diego Diplomacy Council, San Diego Pride, and the U.S. Department of State


Location: Jeffrey W. Glazer Center for Leadership and Service, located in Student Life & Leadership, Aztec Student Union, Room 220. Upon arrival to the Aztec Student Union, follow signs to Student Life & Leadership

Parking: Please park in Parking Structure 6 on levels 1-3. Please ensure to purchase a parking permit.



Same-Sex Love and Desire among Muslim Women


Prof. Huma Ghosh (Women's Studies)


Thursday, 2/11 from 12:30-1:45 pm at The Pride Center


Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh is Professor and Chair of the Department of Women's Studies at San Diego State University. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies and the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies . Her research focuses on women in Afghanistan, Muslim immigrant women to the USA, and Islam and feminism.


Free event and open to the public


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Huma Ghosh Feb 11



SafeZones @SDSU and SafeZones Outreach Student Organization

Join us for a movie night!


Paris Is Burning


Thursday October 22

in Arts and Letters 204


Discussion will follow the film.

Paris Burning Movie



"'What’s Your Gaydar Telling You?': Untangling Gender and Sexual Orientation in Gaydar Research"


Dr. Arianne Miller (Department of Counseling and School Psychology, SDSU)


Thursday, 10/29 from 4:00-5:30 at The Pride Center


Over the past 30 years, “gaydar" has moved from being a popular in-group term used among LGBTQ communities, to a concept and phenomenon that is the focus of scientific study. This talk discusses recent findings and trends in gaydar research. Recent studies, for example, provide evidence that gaydar may exist, yet they also have the tendency to use gender nonconformity as a proxy for homosexuality and to use gaydar as a means of establishing homosexuality as a visually detectable identity. The talk will address how the research masks gender diversity among gay and straight individuals as well as reproduces traditional racialized archetypes of femininity and masculinity.


Free event and open to the public


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"Young, Effeminate, and Strange: The Debut of Truman Capote"


Dr. Jeff Solomon (Department of English, USC)


Thursday, 10/1 from 4:00-5:30 pm in Templo Mayor, Aztec Student Union


How did young Truman Capote, a gay writer who closeted neither his person nor his writing, succeed amidst the homophobia and censorship of 1947?  This talk will explore how Capote vaulted himself into celebrity through a campaign of photographic self-representation that portrayed him as young, effeminate, and strange—a triad of broad queerness that both broadcasted and disguised Capote’s homosexuality and climaxed with the spectacular notoriety of the dust jacket of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms.


Free event and open to the public


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Dr. Jeff Solomon, USC


Let’s Celebrate our Communities!

SafeZones@SDSU presents:

A National Coming Out Day Panel with Discussion

Our Stories: Finding LGBTQQIA Communities Over Time


Wednesday October 7th

Scripps Cottage, SDSU

4-6 pm


Refreshments will be served


See you there! Seating is limited so please arrive early





"Invisible and Ambiguous Bodies: An Analysis of Asian Americans in Orange Is the New Black"

Dr. Minjeong Kim (Department of Sociology, SDSU)


Wednesday, 9/16 from 2:00-3:30 pm at Scripps Cottage


In this presentation, Dr. Kim critically examines the two Asian American characters --Chang and Soso-- whose bodies are marginalized and ridiculed in the setting of women’s prison named Litchfield Penitentiary. Many mainstream films and television shows that have attempted to tackle racial issues or represented racial diversity have failed to present meaningful images of Asian Americans and perpetuated unflattering, stereotypical representations of Asian American characters. Despite both characters’ queerness--Chang’s androgyny or genderqueer, and Soso’s same-sex intimacy, this presentation argues that the show has yet to challenge racial images. This presentation discusses various issues related to Asian American images in popular culture, such as American orientalism, intersectionality, and representation of Asian American LGBTQ and interracial intimacy.


Free event and open to the public


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Meijong Kim



"Nicaraguan LGBT History"

Dr. Victoria Gonzalez-Rivera

Tuesday, 5/5 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: Leadership Center at the Aztec Student Union

Professor Gonzalez-Rivera will talk about her latest book project, a co-authored account of Nicaragua’s LGBT history from the early twentieth century to the present. The lecture will address the tensions inherent in writing a book that documents the history of LGBT activism, as well as the lives of regular people who tried very hard to avoid being caught by the historical record.


Free event and open to the public


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Pride: Film Showing and Discussiom


Tuesday, April 7th @ 7pm to 10pm
Storm Hall 119


SafeZones@SDSU and the SafeZones Outreach Student Org are collaborating on a Film Night that will be held on April 7th from 7-10pm. We will be showing Pride and having a discussion panel afterwards featuring some local LGBTQ activists in the community.


Refreshments will be served.





"Attitudes Toward Sexual Minorities: A Social Psychological Perspective"


Dr. Allison Vaughn

Thursday, 3/19 from 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: The Pride Center


Free event and open to the public

Research on attitudes toward sexual minorities reflects the multifaceted nature of attitudes as well as the diversity of this inclusive group. Attitudes contain cognitive (i.e., stereotypes), affective (i.e., prejudice), and behavioral (i.e., discrimination) components in both their formation and expression. This talk will focus on the use of two social psychological models to examine attitudes towards sexual minorities: the Stereotype Content Model and the Behaviors from Intergroup Affect and Stereotypes map.


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"Public Health Research on Substance Use in LGBT Populations"


Dr. Heather Corliss


Monday, 3/2 from 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: The Pride Center


Free event and open to the public

Advances in public health research has lead to the identification of disparities in unhealthy substance use and substance use disorders in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations compared to heterosexual cisgender populations. This presentation will summarize the major findings from this body of research, describe what we know about potential causes, and discuss the public health community's response to addressing these disparities.



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"Erotics of Disproportion: Suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge as Anti-Memorial"

Dr. Yetta Howard


Tuesday, 2/17 from 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: The Pride Center


Free event and open to the public

This talk explores the Golden Gate Bridge as an unlikely memorial to the suicidal subjects who have jumped to their deaths from it. Building on the question of memorializing via bodily architectures and queer phenomenology, Howard turns to experimental documentary to theorize the erotic potentials of suicidal relationality.



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Erotics of Disproportion



Spring Queertillion

San Diego State University
February 13, 2015

San Diego State University’s Pride Center and Queer Student Union would like to invite you to our first large scale dance: The Spring Queertillion. We are so excited to invite you to our Spring Queertillion, as this is SDSU’s first semi-formal gathering for the queer community! This is intended for all college and universities in San Diego County.

There is a limited capacity for the space and entrance will be first come. The event will take place on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 8:30pm to 12:30am. The event will take place in Montezuma Hall, which is located on the East side of the second floor of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on San Diego State’s campus.


Visit the Pride Center website for more information.



Literature: A Case of White Supremacy

November 12; 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: GMCS-333

Free event and open to the public

Acclaimed novelist Michael Nava will discuss his new work The City of Palaces, a tale of interwoven lives: Miguel and Alicia; José, a boy as beautiful and lonely as a child in a fairy tale; the idealistic Francisco Madero, who overthrows Díaz but is nevertheless destroyed by the tyrant's political system; and Miguel's cousin Luis, shunned as a "sodomite." A glittering mosaic of the colonial past and the wealth of the modern age, The City of Palaces is a story of faith and reason, cathedrals and hovels, barefoot street vendors and frock-coated businessmen, grand opera and silent film, presidents and peasants, the living and the dead.


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Call for Papers: SDSU LGBT Consortium


The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies:  Past, Present, and Future
San Diego State University
April 17-18, 2015


We invite proposals that explore and interrogate issues related to the place of LGBTQ studies in the academy. The organizing committee is particularly interested in papers that address the opportunities and challenges that face LGBTQ Studies in the current moment, that highlight current research trends, or that focus on interdisciplinary approaches. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of disciplinary fields, approaches, and methodologies.

Interested scholars are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with a brief CV (including name, email address, and institutional affiliation), to by November 1, 2014.


Visit the conference website for more information



The Queer Life of Diaspora: Race, Religion, and Resistance in Colorblind Europe


Lecture by Prof. Fatima El-Tayeb, Literature, UCSD


October 23, 2:00-4:00pm

Park Boulevard Room, Aztec Student Union


This talk takes a comparative approach to processes of radicalization in order to both complicate US-centric readings of (post)raciality and to challenge notions of a colorblind Europe. Focusing on translocal queer of color activism across the continent, Prof. El-Tayeb traces racialized communities’ resistance to a system of neoliberal multiculturalism that is as present on the continent as in the US.


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LGBTQ Research Consortium: Challenges and Opportunities in Studying the Longest 'Legal' Same-Sex Couples in North America

Lecture by Prof. Esther Rothblum, Women's Studies

October 8, 12:00-1:30pm

The Pride Center (corner of Lindo Paseo Ave. and Campanile Dr.


In the year 2000, Vermont became the first state in the U.S. (and before any province of Canada) to legalize same-sex relationship in the form of civil unions (same-sex marriage would not be legal until 2005 in Massachusetts). This longitudinal study follows several hundred couples over time: same-sex couples who had civil unions in Vermont during the first year of that legislation, same-sex couples in their friendship circle who did not have civil unions, and heterosexual married siblings. The study focuses on couples who have since gotten married as well as those that have terminated their relationship, focusing on a number of demographic, psychological, and relationship variables.


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National Coming Out Day

Join us and our on-camous supporters!


Panel Discussion: How "ComingOut" Imapcts Relationshsips

for Students, Faculty and Community Members

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
12:oo PM- 2:00 PM
Scripps Cottage on SDSUCampus






LGBTQ Research Consortium: We Were Never Meant to Survive: Coalition Building in Queer Times

Lecture by Prof. Andreana Clay, Sociology, San Francisco State University

September 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Lipinsky Hospitality Center in Student Services West

This talk focuses on the necessity of coalition building between the LGBTQ community and communities of color. These communities, often viewed as separate, ignore both the intersections of racialized and queer identities for queer people of color as well as the shared experiences of surveillance, violence, and loss. Prof. Clay's goal is to identify and understand these links in order to bridge and build strategies for coalition and social change.


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LGBTQ Research Consortium: Sappho's Erased Sexuality: Lesbian Lyrics and Early Renaissance Humanism

Lecture by Prof. Walter Penrose, History

September 11, 12:00-1:30pm
The Pride Center (corner of Lindo Paseo Ave. and Campanile Dr.)

Although Sappho was revered as the greatest woman poet of all time by the Greeks, in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, Sappho was vilified for her sexuality. In the initial stages of the Renaissance, however, humanists “rehabilitated” Sappho’s virtue in a Christian context where same-sex love was considered an “unmentionable” vice. In this context, Sappho's love for other women was simply not mentioned. Desperate times call for desperate measures: Sappho was perhaps the most famous and skilled woman who had ever lived, and her example was pivotal in the Humanist quest to improve the lot of women in the late medieval era, a time of extreme misogyny. At the apex of this effort, Sappho's skill was used to argue that women were better than men by Bartolommeo Goggio. Sappho was an extraordinarily gifted individual, the prototype "Lesbian," and, in Goggio's reading, a member of the "first sex."


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Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


at SDSU’s Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center

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Transnational Skype Conference


lntertsectionality & Advocacy in SOGI & LGBTQIA Communities



SafeZones@SDSU presents

A Skype conference between San Diego State University and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa



April 16, 2014
9 am to 11 am


Post-Conference Discussion 11 am to 12 pm



Student Life and Leadership Conference Room, Second Floor

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union



Join us for a discussion of how our intersectional identities based on race, gender, sexuality, class, culture, age, ability/disability, and other factors impact advocacy in SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) and LGBTQIA communities.



Co-sponsored by:
LGBT Studies, LGBTQ Research Consortium,
The Pride Center, College of Arts and Letters,
Office of Diversity, Office of Intercultural Relations






Trans* Week of Empowerment

Panel Discussion


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SDSU, Scripps Cottage


Department of Women’s Studies
Counseling and Psychological Services
The Pride Center
Queer Student Union
College of Arts and Letter
Center for Intercultural Relations
Student Life and Leadership
LGBT Studies







Trans* Week of Empowerment is April 7th - 11th!

Monday, 4/7/2014

Flag Raising Ceremony
Location: Hepner Hall at the flag pole
Presented by The Pride Center


Trans* 101
Location: The Pride Center


Tuesday, 4/8/2014

TRANS* Panel Discussion
Location: Scripps Cottage
Presented by Safe Zones


Trans* 101
Location: The Pride Center


Wednesday, 4/9/2014

Trans* The Documentary
6PM · 9PM
Location: Theater in Conrad Presby Aztec Student Union
Discussion Panel Presented by Queer Student Union


Trans* 101
Location: The Pride Center


Thursday, 4/10/2014

Take Back the Night
Location: North Grand Hall Entrance, Conrad Presby Aztec Student Union
Presented by Womyn's Outreach Association


Trans* 101
Location: The Pride Center


Friday, 4/11/2014

Candlelit Vigil, Day of Silence
Location: The Pride Center & Queer Student Union
Presented by Queer People of Color Collective


Trans* 101
Location: The Pride Center






Professor Emeritus Oliva Espin

"An illness we catch from American women?": Lesbian Identities and Migration


Tuesday, April 8, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: The Pride Center






Professor Doug Bigham (Linguistics)

April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) @12:00-1:30 pm
Location: The Pride Center

"Queer Accents & Linguistic Identity"







Queer People of Color Conference

May 2-3

May 2


At the LGBT Center in Hillcrest


May 3


At San Diego State University


The conference will have three consecutive sessions that align with the theme of this year’s conference, which is “(in)VISIBLE: Our Story, Our Life and Future".




Call for Papers:

Read the informational flyer (.pdf)

Submit a Proposal


qpocc conference



Professor Pablo Ben (History)


March 5, 2014 (Wednesday)@4:00-5:30 pm
Location: The Pride Center

"Why is there Same-Sex Marriage in Argentina? A Comparative Analysis of Recent History of Sexuality and LGBT politics in Latin America and the United States"


Pablo Ben March 5th




Documentary filmmaker Christie Herring


March 12, 2104 (Wednesday)@ 2-4 pm
Location: The Center for Leadership and Service (second floor of the Aztec Student Union)

Ms. Herring will screen her acclaimed film The Campaign, which focuses on the Proposition 8 campaign from the perspective of those working to prevent its passage.  The screening will also include an opportunity for a question-and-answer discussion with Ms. Herring.



the campaign




Know your status! HIV Testing

Tuesday, February 25th

10am to 5pm

Free movie ticket for getting tested



The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115

free HIV testing on 2/25/14




Let's Talk

Healthy Sex and Healthy Relationships

Thursday February 6th


Free safer sex supplies available



The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115






Coming Out @ Lunch at The Pride Center at SDSU

Friday, February 7th

12pm - 1pm


Come to share your experience or ask questions in a safe space



The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115





Growing Old Together: A Discussion of Aging at the Intersection of Gay and Staright Friendship

February 13, 2014 (Thursday)
1-3 pm



The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115


Dr. Anna Muraco, from Loyola Marymount University (Sociology)

Dr. Muraco will be giving a lecture focused on her research with LGBTQ populations.  She will discuss her recently published book, Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation (Duke UP), and she will also discuss her current research, which focuses on LGBTQ seniors. 


Sponsered by the

LGBTQ Research Consortium

Ann Muraco




Out, Proud and Professional

February 17th


The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115


A panel of LGBT professionals will share their experiences, challenges faced and opportunities encountered as a result of being “Out at Work.”









Special Movie Screening
"Brother Outsider, The Life of Bayard Rustin"

February 19th

Aztec Student Union Theater

In celebration of Black History Month, we will honor the legacy of Bayard Rustin.

Rustin, an advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., was an unsung hero of the Civil Rights era.

Come out and join us for the screening of Rustin’s biography and an afterward discussion of the intersectionality of being a queer person of color.

Facilitator:  Dr. Charles Toombs, Department of Africana Studies









Welcome BAQ



The Pride Center

5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92115


Refreshments will be served.



welcome baq event at the pride center




Rainbow Tailgate Party

November 23, 2013 (Saturday)


5pm at Qualcomm Stadium
Section E4 (Look for the Rainbow Flags)


Contact us via email, or


Rainbow Tail Gate


Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2013


“The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose [1998] murder, […] like most anti-transgender murder cases, has yet to be solved. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance pub-licly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. “
(From: Remembering our Dead Web Project and The Transgender Day of Remembrance)




Fall is a Drag!

Big Gay BBQ--Spindered by the Queer Student Union



November 7, 2013

4pm, Show at 6:30pm

Scripps Cottage @SDSU

Free Food! Free Drag Show!


BBQ and Drag Show



The Bread and Roses Center of the Department of Women’s Studies

Feminist Research Colloquium: Science, Sexuality, and Health


Jennifer Terry, Ph.D.

On Being Naked: The Curious History of Nudism in North American Lesbian Culture


Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1-3pm in Love Library 430, SDSU


View the event flyer for further details (.pdf)

 Jennifer Terry


National Coming Out Day & the SafeZones@SDSU 5th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 10, 2013 @ 4-6:30 pm
Scripps Cottage

Join us for a lively discussion,celebration of SafeZones@SDSU, the unveiling of our new look with President Elliot Hirshman, and refreshments. 

View the 10/10 event flyer

Read the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News article on this week’s Safe Zone Anniversary Celebration

Image of flyer for event, text on page


SafeZones Anniversary Event Photos:

 Sophie and SebasCakebanner unveiling
New Banner
 Thanks to Our Supporters Sign Tanis and EdeeWes



LGBTQ Awareness Forum

Oct 11, 2013
Hepner Hall 221


Come join us in the celebration of diversity within the LGBTQIAA community on National Coming Out Day


with guest speakers and more...

LGBTQ Awareness Forum


SDSU LGBTQ Community Reception

August 27, 2013 @ 2-3:30 pm




Lambda Archives Annual Gala

September 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Bay View Officer's Club




Community--Past Events

Remembering Queer Korea: An International Symposium, Film Festival, and Exhibition

November 13-15, 2014
University of California-San Diego

View the event flyer (.pdf)



South Bay Prode 2014


Saturday September 13, 2014
12:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Live Entertainment, DJ’s and Dancing, Art of Pride in the Park, Great Food, Water Sports, Beverage Gardens, Children’s Entertainment and much more!


Bayfront Park, Chula Vista, CA
on the bay adjacent to "J" Street Marina 


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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change
Request for Proposed Workshops

Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2013
Notification Process Begins On/After November 1, 2013

View the flyer for more information (.pdf)



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