Spring 2022

GAYpril 2022

What is GAYpril?

Every year college campuses across the country celebrate a month of LGBTQI+ Pride in April, which is celebrated in June around the world. GAYpril is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students to enjoy visibility and support while promoting awareness about issues surrounding the diverse intersectionality of LGBTQI+ identity. #SayGay #GAYpril

Fostering Activism

“The proof that one truly believes is in action.” ― Bayard Rustin

Activism is a commitment to fostering equitable and democratic communities where everyone flourishes. Being an activist means getting involved and taking actions toward social justice. Social media and activism are indeed connected, especially since the 2010 Arab Spring demonstrations and since 2013, when the Black Lives Matter hashtag was used for the first time.  However, activism is more than just posting on social media. The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice will speak with students on how to foster activism for causes they believe in.

The event is open to all students and will be hosted by the LGBTQI+ Resource Room. ASAP APPROVED WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 12-2pm | On Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87098986678

Meeting ID: 870 9898 6678

Funding for this event was made possible by the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium.

TGNB Individual & Employment Rights

April 12, 2022 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | On Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2978780329

On June 15, 2020, the landmark Supreme Court case Bostock v. Clayton County, clarified that federal law prohibits anti-transgender discrimination in employment. This decision was built on many victories in recent years, wherein courts and federal agencies had increasingly taken the view that job discrimination against transgender people is prohibited by existing laws against sex discrimination. This session will explore the rights of TGNB individuals in the workplace.

The Poetry, Prose and Activism of Simply Rob

Activism is a commitment to fostering equitable and democratic communities where everyone flourishes. Being an activist means getting involved and taking actions toward social justice. Art has always had a connection with activist movements. Often, art is created to spread information and awareness.

Bronx-based spoken-word artist Rob Vassilarakis (Simply Rob) was disowned by his family at the age of 17 for being gay and blazed his own path of creativity and activism. His life experiences led him to work with at risk youth focusing on issues of sexual identity and HIV / AIDS education and prevention. Vassilarakis is also a founding member of El Grito de Poetas, an all-Latino poetry collective. Vassilarakis will be performing poetry and discussing his life and professional experiences as an activist and educator. ASAP APPROVED WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 4-6pm | On Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81782084870

Meeting ID: 817 8208 4870

Funding for this event was made possible by the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium.

LGBTQ Youth and Young Adult Health & Wellness

April 29, 2022 | 12:30-2:00 pm | On Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2978780329

Queer young people face more barriers to health care and higher levels of psychoemotional stress and discomfort due to numerous factors in their lived experience. This event will feature Mark Baehser, M.D., Director of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Judson, who will discuss the specific issues and challenges that arise when serving the needs of the LGBTQI+ youth population in NYC.

Funding for this event was made possible by the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium.

Destigmatizing HIV

Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 12-2pm | Via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86041633420

Meeting ID: 860 4163 3420

HIV stigma refers to illogical or negative attitudes, behaviors, and judgments towards people living with HIV. It can adversely affect the well-being and health of people living with HIV by discouraging some individuals from learning their HIV status, accessing treatment, or staying in care. Populations disproportionately affected by HIV are also often affected by stigma due to other things such as gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race/ethnicity, and drug use.

Facilitated by public health expert Lissette Marrero, this workshop will explore how to destigmatize HIV

Funding for this event was made possible by the CUNY LGBTQI+ Consortium.

Contact Us

The LGBTQI+ Resource Room, located in the Roscoe Brown Student Center in Room 301, is open Tuesday 12-4pm, Wednesday and Thursday 12-2pm, and Friday 12-4pm.
The LGBTQI+ Resource Room is available virtually Monday-Friday 1-4pm.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2978780329
Students, faculty, and staff may enter the room without joining a specific group or club.
Contact
Emalinda.McSpadden@bcc.cuny.edu
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Students, faculty and staff may enter the room without joining a specific group or club.
Contact
Emalinda.McSpadden@bcc.cuny.edu
Facebook
Twitter

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