U of L Pride Month

2020 Pride Month Calendar

Join us virtually in 2020 for Pride Month with events spanning across the month of October. Explore the opportunities for engagement below. 

Celebrate Pride with Bridwell Art Library

Bridwell Art Library

All October


Bridwell Art Library will celebrate Pride Month with a curated book display on LGBTQ+ art and artists. These materials are available to UofL students and employees. We will share information and resources about the local queer art scene on our website and highlight transgender and non-binary artists on our social media.

LGBTQ Leaders in the Movement for Black Lives – Panel

Pride Keynote, Belknap

October 8, 7:00 PM

Virtual Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-keynote-the-fight-for-black-lives-tickets-122705995937

A panel discussion celebrating and amplifying local LGBTQ leaders in the Movement for Black Lives, including Phelix Crittenden, Hannah Drake, Keturah Herron, and Talesha Wilson. Panel will be moderated by #TeamStrangeFruit, Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner.


From 'Paris is Burning' to 'Pose': A Retrospective on Kentucky's Ballroom Scene

Featuring Jaison Gardiner of #TeamStrangeFruit

October 14, 6:00 PM 

Join the live event on Microsoft Teams: www.tinyurl.com/proudretro 

Learning Cafe: Five Things You Can Do Now to Create a Welcoming Workplace for LGBTQ Colleagues

October 20, 11:00 AM

Registration: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Sm4k3TRUFU6K45Gtl5eyCXz9jHQILWZIh5KbQNBxEBVUNUFURU1DTk44RTlWN0pMOVRFNEtIQkxNWCQlQCN0PWcu


Most of us want to be LGBTQ welcoming and inclusive, but often don’t know how to make it happen. In this Pride Month Learning Cafe, we will look at some tangible steps everyone can take to send a message of support and to remove barriers to success. We will also look at the organizational systems that can sometimes put people in boxes, or leave them out altogether. The session will include best practices, stories of success at UofL, and time to ask questions in a safe and supportive space.


October 21, 5:00 PM

Registration: tinyurl.com/Proud2020


Our Pride month event returns this year! This year Proud will focus on the topic of homonormativity, the concept that queer culture should assimilate into heterosexual standards of gender, sexuality, and relationships. This concept privileges monosexuality, whiteness, the gender binary, and other tools of oppression. Panel discussion consisting of experts, community members, and students discussing how homonormativity impacts their experiences and the queer community as a whole.

Black Trans Lives Matter: A Call to Action for Healthcare

Pride Keynote, HSC

October 22, 6:00 PM

Registration: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqf-ivrj4uHt1d31Psx-Q5C5q3UMZCTKuK


This is our 3rd event for the 2020-2021 LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series and our Pride Keynote Event. In this session, our powerhouse panel Abigail Skinner (she/her, they/them), D'hana Perry (he/him, they/them), and Nala Simone Toussaint (she/her, they/them, goddess) will make calls to action to the healthcare field for immediate changes in healthcare delivery to provide better services for Black Trans Lives to move toward health equity in the face of staggering violence and health disparities due to systemic racism and transphobia. Moderated by #TeamStrangeFruit: Jaison Gardner (he/him) & Dr. Kaila Story (she/her) 


SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance)

October 26, 5:30 PM

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8hekzuDsR-AyRf2wf1yTmLO2bIBoFRhHwy0GYbv-C1dQPWA/viewform


Make new friends, play games, and learn more about SAGA in this virtual event on Microsoft Teams & Gather Town!


This film is part of the 27th “Reel” Latin American Film Festival, hosted in partnership with the Department of Classical and Modern Languages 

Director:  Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala, 2019
Length:  107 minutes

Watch this film on Wednesday 10/28 @ 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 pm. Streamed via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/99694073616?pwd=Y2lQaEZMZDVDak9pTXluOUI4Smtidz09). 

Access to the film will be available during these time periods only.

There will be an introduction to the October 28 event immediately preceding the 7:00 p.m. screening, as well as a post-screening discussion and Q&A session immediately following led by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, University of Louisville

In this deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut IXCANUL, Jayro Bustamante shifts his focus from rural Guatemala to the denizens of Guatemala City but once again sets his sights on an individual caught between two seemingly irreconcilable worlds.
When handsome and charismatic Pablo arrives at his affluent family’s house everyone is eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved son, devoted father, and caring husband. A seemingly exemplary pillar of Guatemala City’s Evangelical Christian community, Pablo’s announcement that he intends to leave his wife for another man sends shock waves through the family. As Pablo tries to acclimate to his new life in the city’s gay subculture with the liberated Francisco, his ultra-religious family does everything in its power to get their prodigal son back on track, no matter the cost."If Bustamante’s lucid second feature makes it feel as though the world itself is trembling beneath your feet, it’s because this mercilessly grounded film keys into the devilishness of Pablo’s dilemma: Forcing him to choose between himself and his family is the only way to guarantee that he ultimately loses both" (David Ehrlich, Indiewire).

More from the Film Movement Site, https://www.filmmovement.com/educational/film/temblores

Thank you to our fabulous Pride Month 2020 sponsors! 


Engage, Lead, Serve Board (ELSB) 

Student Activities Board (SAB) 



J.B. Speed School of Engineering

School of Medicine Office of Community Engagement and Diversity

School of Public Health and Information Sciences

University Libraries



ACLU of Kentucky

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

Campus Housing

Classical and Modern Languages

College of Education & Human Development

Fairness Campaign

School of Dentistry

School of Nursing



Brandeis School of Law Office of Student Affairs and Diversity

Honors Student Council

Kent School of Social Work

PEACC Center

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department

LGBT Center - Belknap

Strickler Hall, Room 126

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
M-Th 10am-3pm

Belknap and HSC LGBT Center staff available virtually 
M-F 9am-5pm

Social Media

LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861