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WVU offers many opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community to learn about LGBTQ+ histories, politic, arts, and more through our many different kinds of programming.

We collaborate with several partners on and off campus and cosponsor talks, presentations, panels, video showings and several other programs throughout the year.

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June 2021 PRIDE Month Events:

Drag Bingo & light snacks, featuring drag queen extraordinaire Tillie Gags - Mountainlair Ballroom, Fri., 6/11, 7-9 PM

Play BINGO like you never have before! Join the LGBTQ+ Center and Tillie Gags for a fun-filled game night! Maximum capacity in the Ballroom is 80 people. Tables will be set up classroom-style, with two per table. Masks will be required to be worn at all times. 

LGBTQ+ film at the Gluck Theatre: Queer Genius, with introduction by filmmaker Chet Pancake – Thurs., 6/17, 6:30 PM

Free and  open to the public. Register HERE.
Queer Genius has won several international awards and continues to get a lot of attention! It is a great way to celebrate Pride Month! In the filmmaker's words, "Queer Genius is a creative documentary featuring fine artist portraits of QPOC & GLBTQ Female experimental artists. The film examines each artist’s creative life, personal challenges, and asks the provocative question “what is genius?” Each subject provides a unique and personal perspective on new ways to think about and subvert the concept of what visionary practices mean from a queer, female, fine arts perspective discussing and preserving queer female avant garde legacies across generation."

External Collaborations:

Celebrating PRIDE: How to Be a Better Ally panel, Tuesday, 6/22, 11 AM

The LGBTQ+ Center's Interim Director, Dr. Ellen Rodrigues, will serve as guest speaker at Equitrans Midstream. The program focuses on inclusivity in the workplace. This is a private event for Equitrans Midstream employees.  

Pathways to Prevention Summit - Friday, 6/25, 8:00 AM

This event, organized by Youth Services Systems, Inc., will feature a presentation from the LGBTQ+ Center's Interim Director, Dr. Ellen Rodrigues, who will deliver remarks on Prevention in the LGBTQ+ Community: The Importance of Gender Inclusivity in Prevention Efforts  with respect to substance abuse. The event organizer's registration site is:  https://pathwaystoprevention.vfairs.com/.

Healthcare Training for medical students - Tues., 6/29, 2:45 PM, via Zoom

Dr. Ellen Rodrigues, the Interim Director of the LGBTQ+ Center, will deliver a training to medical students, at the request of the Medical School. The LGBTQ+ Center is not hosting this event, but we are appearing as an invited guest speaker/educator.

National Youth Advocate Program - Fairmont hosts Trans Youth & Foster Care Training, 6/29, 6 PM, via Zoom

 The LGGTQ+ Center 's Program Specialist, Brad Grimes, has been invited to present a training on Transgender Youth and Disparities in Foster Care for staff and foster families. Please contact the organizer for registration information. 


Black History Month

Join us in February to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of African Americans at the LGBTQ+ Movement and beyond.

Womxn's History Month

March is Womxn's History Month, a moment to celebrate the vital role of womxn in our lives, past and future.

Spring Coopers Rock Excursion

Get your hiking boots and spirit of adventure to embark on this pleasant walk through nature.

Welcome Back Mixer

Join the LGBTQ+ Center in August at our Center, the Maple House, 724 College Ave. for an evening of welcoming new and returning students, building community, and learning more about the LGBTQ+ Center’s programs and resources over appetizers and beverages—open to all new and returning students, faculty and staff!

LGBTQ+ Latinx Month

Join the LGBTQ+ Center in celebrating LatinX and Hispanic identities during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). During the month, we are hosting a LatinX Film & Discussion Series about the intersection of LatinX, Hispanic and LGBTQ+ Identities.

Fall Coopers Rock Excursion

Get your hiking boots and spirit of adventure to embark on this pleasant walk through nature.

LGBTQ+ History Month

October - The LGBTQ History Month is time of observance for gay rights and related civil rights movements throughout history. We feature documentary screenings, discussions, and we partner with many groups on campus to celebrate LGBTQ+ history.

National Coming Out Day

October 11th, annually.

Arts Walk

We are always excited to collaborate with this university-wide initiative and showcase amazing talent and creativity.

Friendsgiving & Trans Day of Remembrance

2020 Friendsgiving & Transgender Day of Remembrance

Join the LGBTQ+ Center for these two events on Monday, November 16th:

In-person (10am - 2pm): Stop by our pop-up site across the street from the Mountainlair to receive a mini-pie and a rainbow mask! You will also have the opportunity to sign a holiday card for incarcerated LGBTQ+ folks.


Via Zoom (4:00 - 5:30pm): Join us for a social get-together. We will take a moment to honor the memory of our transgender friends. This will also be an opportunity to express gratitude for friendship and the many things that makes us smile. Feel free to show off your new rainbow mask and the pie you picked up earlier (if there is any left)!


RSVP by Friday, Nov. 13, 4:00 PM at lgbtq.wvu.edu


All are welcome: members, allies, students, faculty, staff, alumni and community.

Black & Pink Holiday Card Party

Join us to fill out holiday cards for incarcerated LGBTQ+ people - Monday, Nov. 16th, 10 AM - 2PM, across the street from the Mountainlair.

World AIDS Day

Every year we sponsor a panel of experts to talk about trends in HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

December for Caritas

This December, the LGBTQ+ Center is collecting donations of personal hygiene and home cleaning supplies for the pantry at Caritas House - a local non-profit organization providing support, assistance and services to West Virginians in 22 counties impacted by HIV/AIDs, homelessness, and those recovering fro substance abuse. Please drop off any donations at the LGBTQ+ Center.

Registration for 2021 Lavender Graduation

Register Here