The LGBTQ+ Resource Center, often in collaboration with the LGBTA student club, organizes events that celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives and experiences. Events include academic talks, film screenings, social events, identity-based workshops, and mentoring opportunities, all aimed at fostering a sense of belonging on campus. We partner with other campus organizations and centers, such as the Women’s Center, Immigrant Student Success Office, Black and Latino Male Initiative, We Stand Against Hate, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Wolfe Institute, and various student clubs. Off-campus partners include the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium (with LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus), The Gay Center, Health and Education Alternatives for Teens, and Honest Accomplice Theatre. We offer programming that acknowledges the diversity of LGBTQIA+ experiences. Our events promote dialogue that creates a sense of understanding and inclusion. For more in-depth descriptions, refer to the archives tab to read about past events.

Event Archives

Welcome Back Event: “Extended Pride” Edition

Tuesday, September 6
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Penthouse, Student Center

Who says Pride should only be one month (in June)? We’re kicking off the semester with a special Pride-themed event! Stop by to meet new and returning students, welcome our new director, listen to folks share their LGBTQIA+ Pride-related experiences, and share your own if you’d like!

Support Group

Every Tuesday and Friday, 7–8 p.m., the Brooklyn College LGBTQ Resource Center and the LGBTA has a support group online.

Connection and Care: A Healing Space for LGBTQ Students during COVID-19

June 22
4–5:30 p.m.
A live Zoom discussion hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center. This workshop, presented by Joie DeRitis, LMSW, director of the Division of Gender and Sexuality at the Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy, provides a space for LGBTQ students to connect with one another, find support and care, and identify ways to cope with the unique challenges they’re experiencing during this pandemic.

Honoring the Lives and Legacy of LGBTQIA+ Community Leaders and Members

June 24
A virtual memorial hosted by Kingsborough Community College (CUNY) to remember and celebrate members of the college’s LGBTQIA+ community who have passed on.

Other Pride Events

June 19

Pride 2020 DragFest

One hundred of the greatest drag performers are taking the stage, albeit virtually, for an all-out, three-day drag extravaganza. Sponsored by NYC Pride and GLAAD, “Pride 2020 DragFest” is the largest digital drag festival this year, with performances running each day from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET. Expect to see RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jan Sport, Heidi N Closet, Nicky Doll, Shuga Cain, Brita Filter, Honey Davenport, Jiggly Caliente, Dusty Ray Bottoms, and many, many more.

June 20

Denver Pride’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk

There’s life outside your apartment, so why not stay active with Denver Pride’s Virtual 5K Run/Walk? The run, on June 20 and 21, is the kick-off event for the city’s reimagined Pride festivities. You’ll have a week to complete the race at your own leisure, but register in time to get your bib, shirt, and medal.

Brooklyn Public Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour

Nobody reads better than a drag queen, so why not get kids involved? Miz Jade is at the helm for Brooklyn Public Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour, filled with stories and songs for kids ages three to eight.

June 22

Out Now Live

Tune into “Out Now Live,” a virtual Pride celebration that broadcasts performances, uplifting speeches, storytelling, messages, and more from members of the LGBTQ community. The lineup includes Naomi Campbell, Shangela, Asia Kate Dillon, Aquaria, and more.

Lesbians Who Tech’s “(Not IRL) Pride Summit”

Sign up for Lesbians Who Tech’s “(Not IRL) Pride Summit” to join a community of more than 50,000 women and gender-nonconforming people for the largest LGBTQ tech gathering in history. You’ll hear from Stacey Abrams, Jennifer Beals, Angelica Ross, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Glennon Doyle, and the original cast of The L Word over the course of the five-day event.

June 24

“Transhood” on HBO Max

Catch the premiere of Transhood on HBO Max, which traces the lives of four Kansas City–based transgender kids at the ages of four, seven, 12 and 15. Filmed over the course of four years, the documentary chronicles their lives in the heart of the country as they navigate adolescent angst, relationships, and body dysphoria in a volatile political environment.

June 25

Cincinnati Black Pride

Cincinnati Black Pride is rising to the challenge this year by aiming to be among the “pioneering and afrofuturistic black prides building virtual programming and events.” And its already got a head start with a jam-packed four-day schedule including the 3rd Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival, centering the experiences of the Black LGBTQ community onscreen, and The Vizazi Torch Awards, which honors 12 Cincinnatians committed to advancing and improving the quality of life for Black queer and trans people. Don’t forget to have a little fun during the slew of genre-spanning DJ sets, bumping music late into the evening.

Openhouse-SF “LGBTQ Senior Prom”

It’s never too late to party, so dress your best for the Openhouse-SF “LGBTQ Senior Prom,” which brings together older Bay Area people for a night of fun. Prom night can be fraught for many LGBTQ youths, so this event aims to reclaim the big dance for those who might have missed out all those years ago.

June 27–28

San Francisco Pride

See if the West Coast does it best with San Francisco Pride, which is hosting a slate of online programming in a two-day extravaganza. Expect to enjoy everything from the kick-off event and pride flag-raising ceremony with speeches from LGBTQ community members, elected officials, and celebrities, to a queer film festival showcase in coordination with the historic Castro Theater, the lighting of the famous pink triangle installation, and an online-only Trans March.

June 28

NYC Pride

For the first time in 50 years, NYC Pride is going virtual. The silver lining? Now you’ll actually be able to see headliner Janelle Monáe as well as LGBTQ icons Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Wilson Cruz, and Margaret Cho. Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy will serve as one of the grand marshals of the parade, along with human rights activists Yanzi Peng and Victoria Cruz and the Ali Forney Center. The TV special will be hosted by Carson Kressley. Attend everything from a re-imagined virtual rally to a human rights conference addressing the state of LGBTQ rights.

June 30

“Welcome to Chechnya” on HBO Max

From the filmmaker behind the How to Survive a Plague documentary, HBO Max’s Welcome to Chechnya takes an eye-opening look at the persecution of LGBTQ people in the Russian region of Chechnya. The film, which was celebrated last year at Sundance, follows a group of brave activists risking their safety to save the lives of LGBTQ people under unimaginable circumstances.

Welcome Back Meeting

September 6
12:30–2 p.m.
Glenwood Lounge, second floor, Student Center

Join the LGBTA for lunch at our annual fall Welcome Back Meeting. Come and meet the new executive board for 2018–19 and hear about upcoming events for the academic year.

Diversity Awareness Fair: Culture Fest

September 13
12:15–2 p.m.
West Quad

Join the LGBTA and the LGBTQ Resource Center at the college’s annual diversity fair. Come and learn more about world cultures through food, music, and art. We’ll be presenting a history of the rainbow flag in advance of LGBT History Month.

Honest Accomplice Theatre presents ReconFIGUREd

September 27
6:30–9 p.m.
Bedford Lounge, second floor, Student Center

We live in our bodies. They enable us, constrain us, and sometimes define us. However, our personal interactions with our bodies are silenced by the constant parade of women and trans people as objects of desire or fetish. ReconFIGUREd gives space to examine “the body” with a fresh eye and unveil the realities of what it means to live in and with these bodies.

Living History: Come Out and Celebrate LGBT History Month

LGBTQ Center Open House
October 4
Glenwood Lounge and 219 Student Center

Milk and Cookies, 3–9:30 p.m.

Back-to-back screenings of Milk and Love, Simon.

National Coming Out Day

October 11
Various locations, Student Center

11 a.m.–4 p.m.: Resource Fair, Amersfort Lounge

12:30–2 p.m.: Out at Work, Bedford Lounge
For National Coming Out Day, Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) and the Magner Career Center will facilitate a discussion centered on the topic of being out at work. HAT will be presenting an excerpt from its new work, A Chip on Her Shoulder.

2:30–5:30 p.m.: Devising With HAT, Glenwood Lounge
Go behind the scenes with HAT and learn the basics of how it creates original shows and media. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of HAT’s creative process and allow participants to partake in devising exercises. No previous theater experience needed. All are welcome.

6:30–10 p.m.: Living History Dinner, Bedford Lounge
LGBTQ+ students and faculty share their stories in an interview format.

Honest Accomplice Theatre presents The Birds & The Bees: Unabridged

October 18
6:30–10 p.m.
Bedford Lounge, second floor, Student Center

We’re all taught anatomy and shown sexuality in the media, but what happens when those definitions and explanations are not enough? Our play explores the unique yet interwoven life circumstances of eight women and trans people forced to confront their own shifting identities, struggles, and confusions surrounding their sexuality.

Halloween Film Screaming

October 31
All day
LGBTQ Resource Center, 219 Student Center

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The Trans Literacy Project

In Honor of Transgender Day of Visibility

March 30
12:30–2 p.m.
Occidental Lounge, fifth floor, Student Center

The Trans Literacy Project is a video series created and produced by Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) to provide communities with an accessible education about trans’ experiences, from the perspective of trans people. Addressing topics such as pronoun usage, acceptable questions, and how to be an ally, the series is a valuable resource for trans people to both ease the burden of education, and create a space to explore issues facing the trans community. HAT surveyed hundreds of people to find the topics most trans people wanted to cover and to learn what our allies wanted to hear about.

Lunch will be served.

Open to all members of the Brooklyn College community with valid ID.

For more information, e-mail us.

Let’s Talk About Consent: A Panel

April 4
6:30–9 p.m.
Bedford Lounge, second floor, Student Center

LGBTQIA + Leadership Mentor Luncheon

April 27
12:30–2 p.m.
Penthouse, Student Center

The Birds & The Bees: Unabridged

May 9
12:30–2 p.m.
Bedford Lounge, second floor, Student Center

End-of-Semester Celebration and General Meeting

May 27
12:30–2 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, fourth floor, Student Center

Lunch will be served.

Brooklyn. All in.