GSMA Celebration

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Celebration 2014

October 15 to 24, 2014

Back to School: Queer Edition


GSMA Kick-Off Celebration

Wednesday, October 15 | 4 p.m. | Ball Circle

Rain location: Lee Hall, The Underground

Join PRISM for an afternoon of fun, friends, and food as we kick off our celebration! Come hang out with members and friends of PRISM and enjoy some burgers and hot dogs. Play games, get familiar with PRISM, and get pumped for the week’s awesome events!


Cinema Studies

Friday, October 17 | 7 p.m. | Ball Circle

Rain location: Lee Hall, The Underground

Have a seat and relax! We will be showing a classic GSMA film while celebrating growing up queer and vibrant queer culture. There will be snacks and a great time waiting for you!


Sex Ed 101

Monday, October 20 | 8:30 p.m. | Monroe 336

This ‘ain’t your mama’s high school health class. Join area sex health professionals from Fredericksburg Area AIDS/HIV Support Services (FAHASS) for some real talk about sexual health and safety, and fun while they answer those hush-hush questions that you’ve always wanted to ask.


Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker: Mara Keisling

Tuesday, October 21 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall, Room 411


A transgender-identified woman and a parent, Mara Keisling is founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). Since its inception in 2003, the center has been a part of a coalition of efforts that has led to significant advances in transgender equality. Keisling, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State, went on to pursue graduate studies in American government at Harvard. With nearly a quarter century in opinion research and social marketing, she appears often on the news and is frequently quoted in both print and broadcast media.


Rainbow Night at Seacobeck Hall 

Co-sponsored by Campus Dining.

For cost information please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Wednesday, October 22 | 5 p.m. | Dome Room/Smart Market, Seacobeck Hall


History in the Making

Wednesday, October 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Lee Hall, 411

A look back at the past through rainbow-tinted glasses. Learn how the modern queer community came to be, about the people who paved the way for us, and how queer culture has changed over time.


GSMA Science

Thursday, October 23 | 7 p.m. | Lee Hall 411

It’s a queer eye for the science guy! Come learn the ins-and-outs of queer biology and psychology, and the big names in GSMA STEM.


PRISM Prom: Dragons and Fairies and Knights, Oh My!

Friday, October 24 | 9 p.m. | Faculty/Staff Dining Room, Seacobeck Hall

Cost information: $3 advance, $5 at the door with UMW ID. $5 advance, $7 at the door without UMW ID.

Step into a fairy tale at the sixth annual PRISM Prom! Bring your pumpkin carriage to an enchanted night with Sir Dance-a-lot and the knights of the queer kingdom! Ticket sales will go to a non-profit supporting the GSMA community.

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.