Pride Week

Did you miss us? U of L Pride Week only happens once a year, but the LGBT Center offers programming and events year-round! Please check out our upcoming events tab on the main page, or reach out to us at to find out more about how YOU can get involved. 

September 24-28

Check out the incredible lineup for UofL Pride Week 2018!!! This longstanding tradition on our campus grows stronger every year thanks to our many campus and community partners. This year we celebrate the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, especially the American Sign Language Interpreting Studies program! We are thrilled that Deaf Awareness Week and Pride Week will be held simultaneously, gifting us with the opportunity to raise awareness about issues impacting multiple communities through an intersectional lens.

The listing below includes events happening throughout the week in detail. Print the abbreviated version of our schedule here.  

Be sure to stop by Ekstrom Library anytime Monday-Friday to see the LGBT & Deaf Culture Book Display & the Williams-Nichols Archive Display. View the full schedule of events for Banned Books Week here. 

Monday, September 24

Pride Week Kickoff & Resource Fair
Belknap Campus
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Red Barn & West Plaza
Flag raising ceremony, led by the students of the Bayard Rustin LGBT and Social Justice themed housing community. 
Resource Fair
DJ & Dancing!

Transnational New Media and Queer Lives: Looking for Love and Sex Online
Bingham Humanities, room 205
2:00 PM
In this talk, Dr. Atay will analyze intercultural and transnational new media communication on social network sites, social media, and quick media applications. He will focus on how transnational queer individuals use these sites to communicate, create a community, look for romance, and find sexual partners for hook ups.


Tuesday, September 25

Pride Week Kickoff & Resource Fair
HSC Campus
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Health Sciences Center courtyard
Resource Fair



Film Screening: Moonlight
Presented by University Libraries 
Ekstrom Library room 117A
12:45 - 2:30PM

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Kiki On the Lawn
Presented by Shades 
Red Barn
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Let's have a Kiki! Join Shades for their first event of the semester and enjoy live performances by local QTPOC artists, free food, and community building. 

Wednesday, September 26

Queer Writers Showcase

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speed Art Museum 
Students participating in the LGBTQ+ writing group are excited to share their craft at this public showcase. Special thanks to the UofL Writing Center for working with these gifted students! 

Belknap Deaf Awareness & Pride Week Keynote Address- Nyle Dimarco 

7:00 PM
Student Activities Center Ballroom



Thursday, September 27

HIV Testing 
Free & Confidential
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Activities Center, Room W309
First-come, first-tested
Test is a finger prick 
Walk-ins welcome!
Sponsored by Health Promotion Wellbeing Central 
Offered every Thursday!


HSC Pride Week Keynote Address

PrEP the Frontline: The Role of Primary Care and HIV Prevention
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Health Sciences Center, Kornhauser Auditorium

Karen Krigger, M.D.
Department of Family & Geriatric Medicine
Director Health Equity - Office of Diversity & Inclusion
This year’s Health Sciences Center keynote is PrEP the Frontline, presented by Karen Krigger, M.D.
Dr. Krigger will discuss how primary care providers on the frontline can implement intervention and prevention strategies (e.g., Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis commonly referred to as PrEP) to help reduce HIV/AIDS as a health disparity.


Presented by University Libraries
Ekstrom Library room 117A
12:45 - 2:30PM
Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds the gal to be a pleasant companion.


Your Full Spectrum Career
Presented by the U of L Career Center
During the Fall 2018 Pride Week, spend some time preparing for your future career after graduation. This workshop will provide strategies for navigating the job search, graduate school search, and moving to a new location for LGBTQ+ students. Attendees will learn about the interview process and researching employers to ensure they're LGBTQ+ friendly. 



Film Screening: Don't Call me Son
Launching the 25th ‘Reel’ Latin American Film Festival
7:00 PM
Gheens Planetarium
Introduction by Prof. Gregory Hutcheson, Dept. Of Classical and Modern Languages.
A young person is stunned to discover that he was kidnapped as a child by the woman he's called mother his entire life. Now, he's left to deal with the consequences of her actions and finally meet his biological family. 

Friday, September 28

Film Screening: Major! 
12-2 PM
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Sponsored by University Libraries and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research 

MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.

Film Screening: Tangerine
5:00 PM 
Floyd Theater, 3rd Floor SAC
Sponsored by UofL Student Activities Board 
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. 



Film Screening: Love, Simon 
Friday, Sept. 28, 8:00 PM 
Floyd Theater, 3rd Floor SAC
Sponsored by UofL Student Activities Board 
Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.


Friday, October 5

HSC Pride Blood Drive 

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute
302 E. Muhannad Ali Blvd.       


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