GSMA Celebration

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Celebration 2020
Monday, October 19—Saturday, October 24

Rockin’ Reunion


Opening Act
Monday, October 19 | 4 P.M.
Join us for this rocking kickoff. Find out what this week is all about and listen to some awesome tunes from LGBT+ artists. We will be going over the events this week as well as how to access them this year.  Register here for the Opening Act event.

Movie Night: Rocketman
Tuesday, October 20 | 5 P.M.
The show continues with as we look at and discuss LGBT musicians in cinema! After viewing Rocketman, we will have a
zoom discussion about portrayal of our community in films. Rocketman is a biographical film about the life and career of
Elton John. Register here for the Rocketman movie night event.

Keynote Solo:  Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum
Wednesday, October 21 | 6:00 P.M.

Rosemary Ketchum, councilwoman from West Virginia, smilingRosemary Ketchum is a member of the City Council of Wheeling, West Virginia representing Ward 3. She is also Associate Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Wheeling Drop-in Center and on the boards of several organizations including the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. She has served as a guest on MSNBC and the TODAY show and has been profiled by several publications including Time Magazine, CBS, and CNN for her work in community organizing and politics.  Register here for the Keynote with Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum.





Rainbow Musicians
Thursday, October 22 | 4 P.M.
It’s time for some guest performances! Come and jam out as we discuss how our community has affected the musical field. Learn about some prominent LGBTQ+ musicians as well as some you may not have known about.  Register here for the Rainbow Musicians event.

Encore Performances
Saturday, October 24 | 8 P.M.
Its time to end this week with some final performances and good competition! This year we will be having a competition for
performances that can range from lipsync, dances, or full-on singing. Please check the UMW PRISM Instagram for more details
on how to enter. We hope to see you there as a wonderful send off to this great week!  Register here for the Encore Performances event.

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

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