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Out & About Month

Join the LGBT Campus Center in celebrating LGBTQ histories and identities for LGBTQ History Month & National Coming Out Week in October. From film screenings and lectures to a photo exhibit and open house, there will be something for everyone!  All events are free, held in wheelchair-accessible venues, and open to the public.

Click an event below to see more details or contact us at or 608-265-3344.

April 12th: Vernon Wall: One Better World

Sunday April 12 7:00pm | Chadborne Main Lounge

Join us and the CRC for a discussion of privilege, identity, and social justice. The journey begins with you. Learn how your identities influence all you do and how you can use this knowledge to become agents of change on campus and in our world. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!”

April 14th: Mathew Rodriguez: Bridging the Viral Divide

Tuesday April 14 5:30-7:30pm | Red Gym: Masley Media Room

This workshop will give HIV-negative and HIV-positive attendees the chance to collaborate and cultivate a set of tools to practice allyship with people living with HIV. Participants will cultivate a stigma-free vocabulary when talking about HIV, as well as gain a deeper knowledge of the many issues facing HIV-positive people, including HIV criminalization and stigma.

Mathew Rodriguez events on Facebook

April 15th: Mathew Rodriguez: Queer Pleasure and Liberation

Wednesday April 15 12:00n-1:30pm | Red Gym: MSC Lounge

What do you want your sex life to look like? Honest conversations about sex, safety, hookups apps, PrEP and the control of our own bodies as queer+ people are few and far between. During this brownbag ask honest questions and get honest answers in a safe space to with sex educator and HIV activist Mathew Rodriguez.

Mathew Rodriguez events on Facebook

April 15th: Navigating the Transition: Grad School to Workforce

Wednesday April 15 6-7:30pm, reception til 8:30pm | Union TITU

Join a panel of people who’ve gotten jobs after grad school to discuss all the joys and challenges of making the step from grad school to the workforce! Then stay after and enjoy a reception with your fellow grad students to make friends and build connections.

April 16th: UW Drag Spectacular 2015 with SHANGELA

Thursday April 16 doors 6:30pm, event 7pm | Memorial Union: Great Hall

ConDRAGulations! You and 500 of your closest friends are invited to the event of the year! Join RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar Shangela L. Wadley, local acts and student talent for an evening of performances across the glorious spectrum of gender identity and gender expression. You don't want to miss this, or you'll lip sync for your life!

UW Drag Spectacular on Facebook

April 20th: Queer Emerging Leaders Program Reception

Monday April 20 5:30-7pm | Red Gym 106

Come see QUELP participants present the community projects that they have been working on this semester. These students have been working with campus and community organizations to help them better reach out to and serve LGBTQ populations. Don't miss the refreshments and community-building!

QUELP Reception on Facebook

April 21st: ISS short film night: Sexuality, disability, & culture

Tuesday April 21 5-7:00pm | Red Gym: Masley Media Room

Join us for the short version of the Brazilian film, “The Way He Looks” about Leonardo, a blind teenager seeking independence, whose world is completely changed with the arrival of a new student, Gabriel. Follow the film with a panel exploring the ways in which culture, sexuality, disability and queerness interact. The film has subtitles and captions.

ISS short film night on Facebook

April 22nd: LGBTQ Ally Training

Wednesday April 22 4-7:00pm | Memorial Union: TITU

This training builds on your natural ally behaviors towards learning how we can make durable, sustainable change in our communities by being proactive bystanders, recognizing a wide array of behaviors in our own lives, and reflecting on our power and privilege.

Register for the LGBTQ Ally Training

April 23rd-26th: OUTFest

Don't miss this festival presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate! Keep an eye on the WUD Facebook page for times, schedules, and details on all of these exciting events:

REEL Love Film Festival

Thursday April 23-Sunday April 26 | Union South: Marquee


Friday April 24 | 9:00pm | Union South: The Sett

Drag Queen Bingo

Saturday April 25 | 9:00pm | Union South: The Sett

April 24th: Queer Prom

Friday April 24 | University Club

Join D-Squad and Housing for this festive annual event! Keep an eye out for details, including theme, food, and favors! Wow! Get ready for this fabulous celebration before finals.

April 27th: [un]zine Release Party

Monday April 27 6-7:00pm | Red Gym: 2nd floor art gallery

Come celebrate the release of [un]bound, the third volume of the [un]zine series! Join us for free snacks, good music, fierce friends, and incredible art celebrating the vast and lovely spectrum of queer life! Missed last year’s issue? Check it out here: [un]bound 2014

April 28th: Trans Colloquium: Simone Chess

Tuesday April 28 5:30-7:30pm | Red Gym: On Wisconsin C

Join the UW-Madison Trans Colloquium for a talk with Dr. Simone Chess, professor of English at Wayne State University. Dr. Chess’ research is in gender and sexuality, early modern literature, queer theory, and feminist disability studies. Don’t miss out!

Event Accessibility

All events are in wheelchair-accessible venues!  To request or inquire about other accommodations, call us at 608-265-3344 or email

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