U of L Pride Month

Thanks to the generosity of our campus and community partners, UofL Pride events allowed us to reach record-breaking numbers of students, faculty, staff and community members! What was once once a week packed with LGBTQ+ themed events has expanded in to a campus-wide celebration throughout the month of October. Check out the event listing below to explore 2019 events and programs. We look forward to seeing you in October 2020!

Check out the official UofL Pride 2019 poster! 

Special thanks to our sponsors! 

Monday | Sept 30

Pride Kickoff Celebration
Presented by the LGBT Center
12 noon—2:00 PM
Red Barn & West Plaza
Free T-shirts (while they last!), Free Food; Resource Fair; Flag Ceremony; Music
Learn more about the event, including how your organization can reserve a table 


Love v. Kentucky: A Screening and Discussion
Presented by Brandeis School of Law Diversity Committee, Lambda Law Caucus, Black Law Students Association, and Women's Law Caucus
5:00 PM
Brandeis School of Law, Room 175
The 2017 documentary "Love v. Kentucky" recounts how two Kentucky attorneys, Dan Canon and
Laura Landenwich, convince the U.S. Supreme court to rewrite the nation's definition of marriage. Dan Canon will lead a post-film discussion.
Watch the trailer!


Faculty & Staff Meet & Greet
Presented by U of L Women’s Network with special guests, LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association
Student Activities Center, Rooms W116 & W117
2100 South Floyd Street
4:00-6:00 PM
This event will provide an opportunity to socialize with members of the Network, our advisory committee and special invited guests.  Among our guests will be members of the Commission on the Status of Women; the Director of Development and Employee, Success Brian Buford, and more.  During the program you will have the opportunity to sign up for leadership and committee positions on the newly forming Executive Committee.  You will also be able to sign up for social activities through the Network including bowling and basket making.  Light refreshments will be served thanks to a sponsorship from Aramark.  Open to all University of Louisville Faculty and Staff.

REGISTER BY SEPT 25 (required):womenctr@louisville.edu

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Tuesday | Oct 1

Pride Picnic @ HSC
Presented by the LGBT Center
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
HSC Courtyard
Free T-shirts (while they last!), Free Food; Resource Fair; Music
Learn more about the event, including how your organization can reserve a table


Presented by ELSB
5:00 PM –6:30 PM
Student Activities Center, MPR
Panel and dialogue on the resiliency of the LGBTQ+ community and the empowering factor of visibility.
Visit the event on Engage
Learn more about ELSB


Wednesday |  Oct 2

Serving L.O.V.E.
Presented by Shades
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Red Barn Plaza.
Join Shades and other groups for a chance to get involved and learn more about campus resources
FREE FOOD (while supplies last)!
Learn more about Shades


Thursday | Oct 3

HIV Testing

Presented by Health Promotion
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SAC, Room W309                                                                                   
Free & Confidential; First-come, first-tested; test is a finger prick; Walk-ins welcome!
Today and every Thursday!
Learn more about Health Promotion and their sexual health and relationships resources


Pride Keynote (Belknap): An Evening with Dominique Jackson, actress from the hit FX series, POSE.

Presented by SAB & LGBT Center
Keynote followed by Q&A with #TeamStrangeFruit
7:00 PM
University of Louisville
Student Activities Center, Ballroom
2100 South Floyd Street
FREE and open to the public with ticket (required).
Learn more about Dominique Jackson 

Friday | Oct 4

OMM: One Mindful Minute
Presented by Health Promotion
11:15-11:30 AM
Stickler Diversity Units, Suite 126
Drop-in for brief guided relaxation and meditation or simply sit in a calm, quiet space.
Today and every Friday!
Learn more about OMM  


Louisville Pride: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Presented by Brandeis School of Law Diversity, Committee, Lambda Law Caucus, Black Law Students Association, Women's Law Caucus
10:30 AM
Brandeis School of Law, Room 175
Panel discussion of the history of LGBTQ rights, the present situation, and what the future may hold. Light breakfast available starting at 10:00am.


Thursday | Oct 10

Working and Leading Out Loud – Conversations with LGBTQ+ Alumni and Employers
Presented by The College of Business and the UofL Pride Alumni Council
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Harry Frazier Hall, College of Business, Rooms 336 & 344
Panel and dialogue from LGBTQ+ working professionals on their experiences on being out in the workplace. Network with employers’ LGBTQ+ Resource Groups. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and mocktails!
Learn more about the UofL College of Business 
Learn more about the UofL Pride Alumni Council 

Pain and Glory: Film Screening
Presented by the Speed Cinema | Talk Cinema Series 
Location: Speed Art Museum, Speed Cinema
View the trailer and purchase tickets!
Antonio Banderas, in one of his best performances of his career, stars as a film director in physical decline. His ailments keep him nearly homebound allowing time for reflection particularly of his childhood in the 1960s when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity. His memories are grounded in his early desires as we see the impact of the loss of his first love in 1980s Madrid. The strain of that breakup had a profound impact as his feeling were intense. Writing provided his only therapy channeling his life experiences into his cinematic work, but after time stress created a void impairing his ability to make films. Pain and Glory addresses the creative process, the difficulty of separating art from one’s own life, and the passions that give life meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it and find salvation. A selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival. 2019, Spain, DCP, in Spanish with English subtitles, 112 minutes. Rated R.



Friday | Oct 11

LGBTQ Pride Around the World

12 Noon
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
This immersive video experience takes you to pride celebrations around the world. You will be right in the middle of the action, thanks to the planetarium’s 360 degree video projection and surround sound system that will make you feel like you are marching alongside LGBTQ people globally.


Tuesday  | Oct 15

Feminist & LGBTQ+ Trivia Night
Presented by Women4Women Student Board and American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UofL
6:00 PM
Student Activities Center, MPR
Teams of 5 or less can compete for bragging rights and cool prizes. Free food!
Learn more about Women4Women and AAUW


Wednesday | Oct 16

HSC Pride Banned Blood Drive

Presented by HSC Pride & LGBT Center
9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
302 E Muhammad Ali Blvd, 40202
Raise awareness around the FDA’s ban on blood donations for MSM; if able, donate in place of someone unable to give.
Learn more about HSC Pride 


LGBTQ Pride Around the World (second screening)
12 Noon
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
This immersive video experience takes you to pride celebrations around the world. You will be right in the middle of the action, thanks to the planetarium’s 360 degree video projection and surround sound system that will make you feel like you are marching alongside LGBTQ people globally.

Friday | Oct 18

Polyester: Film Screening
Presented by Speed Cinema coinciding with After Hours at the Speed
After Hours at the Speed- 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Film Screening of Polyester: 8PM
More information about the film, tickets, and After Hours at the Speed
For his first studio picture (1981), filth maestro John Waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, a parasitic mother, and a pair of delinquent children, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart—until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow (vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter). Enhanced with Odorama™ technology that enables you to scratch and sniff along with Francine, Polyester is one of Waters’ most hilarious inventions, replete with stomach-churning smells, sadistic nuns, AA meetings, and foot stomping galore.

 Monday | Oct 21

Beyond Binaries with Robyn Ochs
Presented by the Honors Student Council Diversity and Inclusion Committee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SAC Ballrooms A & B


Wednesday | Oct 23

Pride Keynote (HSC): Meeting the Needs of Bisexual Patients FT. Robyn Ochs

Presented by the LGBT Center
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
500 South Preston Street
Register here! 

Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This program explores what it means to be bisexual and will help providers prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients, highlighting disparities faced by bisexual people, challenging negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community and suggesting best practices for care.


Thursday | Oct 24

EXTRA TERRESTRES: Film Screening and Discussion
Presented as part of the Latin American Film Festival
7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center, Floyd Theater
Q&A session will follow the film
Watch the trailer! 
Teresa is a vegetarian and a successful astrophysicist who lives with her girlfriend, Daniela, in the Canary Islands. After years of self-exile, Teresa returns to Puerto Rico to invite the family to her wedding. But the Díaz family, who lives in a rural town, are a conservative and well-to-do family who control much of the poultry industry in Puerto Rico. No one in the family is what who they appear and none is willing to reveal their most intimate secrets, so once back home, Teresa chooses to lie. When several acts of sabotage force the closure of the family business and Daniela, tired of waiting for Teresa, travels to Puerto Rico to meet her new family, the Díaz family nucleus collapses like a supernova star, unleashing a chain reaction that puts in evidence that we are all “extraterrestrials.”



Visit Ekstrom Library throughout the month of October 

Celebrating Pride
Presented by University Libraries
Ekstrom Library, West side entrance, first floor
An exhibit celebrating pride will be on display in the table top glass cabinets near the West side entrance of the 1st floor.


LGBT Center - Belknap

Strickler Hall, Room 126

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

M-F 9am-5pm




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LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861