University of Memphis’ LGBTQ+ organizations partner for LGBTQ Week on campus
Beginning Oct. 21, University of Memphis Stonewall Tigers Gender and Sexuality Alliance will celebrate LGBT Week. Their partner in the week-long celebration, Mid-South LGBTQ+ Archive, will close out the festivities with a drag performance on Oct. 25.
The schedule (all events are open to the public):
Mon., Oct. 21: LGBTQ+ Week Kickoff Carnival, 5 to 8 p.m., University Center (UC) lawn
Tues., Oct. 22: Stonewall Open Mic Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Meeman Auditorium, Journalism Building
Wed., Oct. 23, Stonewall Olympics Field Day, 3 to 5 p.m., UC Lawn
Thurs., Oct. 25: Stonewall History Lesson, 6 to 8 p.m., Meeman Auditorium
Fri., Oct. 25:
1 p.m., UC Shelby Room — Mid-South LGBTQ+ Archive kickoff event, “De-Centering Stonewall: Exploring LGBTQ+ History Beyond the Stonewall Uprising,” features a roundtable discussion on the last 50 years of local Memphis LGBTQ+ history featuring Vincent Astor, Gwendolyn Clemons, Anthony Hardaway, and Audrey May with a 3 p.m. reception to follow.
4 p.m., UC Shelby Room — Dr. Nikki Lane, a cultural and linguistic anthropologist, will deliver a
keynote address, “Throwing Shade on Pride: A Brief History of D.C.’s Black Pride.”
6 p.m., UC Memphis Rooms A&B — “Category Is . . . 1969–Now,” a drag show to commemorate the 1969 Miss Memphis Review. Co-hosted by the Archive and Stonewall Tigers.
If you have questions about the Stonewall Tigers events, please contact Stonewall Tigers via Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the events sponsored by the Archive, contact the Archive via Facebook or by email at email@example.com.