A community for LGBTQ students of color, the Crossroads Initiative is a “Uniquely Wisconsin” approach to addressing the intersectional realities of our student’s lives. This initiative bridges the work of both the MSC and the LGBT Campus Center to address the needs of students living in the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and other layers of identity. Click for the LGBT Campus Center’s resources for queer people of color.
Brown Bag (Coming Fall 2013):
A monthly lunch discussion intended for LGBTQ graduate students of color. The series will feature LGBTQ faculty and staff of color with topics focusing on issues affecting LGBT people of color inside of the academy. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact Sheltreese at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reel to Real:
Monthly movie screening and discussion event featuring films about LGBT people of color. For more info, please contact Sheltreese McCoy at email@example.com.
Pariah: February 13. CCE, Witte Hall. 5-7:30pm. Co-sponsored by D-Squad. Light refreshments will be provided. Pariah is a coming of age story about Alike, a Black lesbian teen in New York City.
Beautiful Boxer: March 20. CCE, Witte Hall. 5-7:30pm. Co-sponsored by D-Squad. Light refreshments will be provided. Beautiful Boxer tells the life story of Nong Thoom, a famous kathoey, Muay Thai fighter, actress and model.
Two Spirit: April 24. CCE, Witte Hall. 5-7:30pm. Co-sponsored by D-Squad. Light refreshments will be provided. Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Fred Martinez was a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen.