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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The AS Gender and Sexuality Center brings you QUEER WEEK!

CHICO, Calif.- The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is putting on Queer Week! Queer Week aims to educate students and members of the Chico community on Queer issues and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. This is a week-long series of events spanning from Saturday October 5th to Friday October 11th culminating in a Pride March for National Coming Out Day. The theme of the week is “What Does Queer Mean To You?”
·       Saturday October 5th is the Focus Film Festival (with an additional panel) which will be showing “Valentine Road” & “For Spacious Sky” at 6:30pm in Colusa Hall. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information visit
·       Monday October 7th will be the “What does Queer Mean to You?” Panel. This is at 6pm in the Cross Cultural Leadership Center (MLIB 172).
·       Tuesday October 8th we will have an information tabling fair from 6-8pm outside of Sutter Dining. Also on the Shasta/Lassen lawn from 6-8pm there will be Tie-dying. The first 200 people get free shirts!
·       Wednesday October 9th we will have an information and tabling fair as well as a photo booth from 10-2pm in the Trinity Commons. Later that evening at 7pm at the UHUB there will be a showing of the film “For The Bible Tells Me So” and a discussion facilitated by Reverend Jim Peck.
·       Thursday October 10th there will be a Step Into the Closet Interactive Exhibit from 10-2pm in the Trinity Commons. There will be Safe Zone Training at Studio A in the Meriam Library from 11-1pm. There will be a discussion called “LQBTQ+ 101” in the Cross Cultural Leadership Center (MLIB) at 4pm hosted by Chico Pride.
·       Friday October 11th is National Coming Out Day! Wear rainbows all day! There will be a Pride March at 5pm at the Trinity Commons. Prior to the march there is a gathering at the GSEC (BMU 005). From 6-11pm is the Coming Out For Art Show at the 100th Monkey Café and Books at 642 West 5th Street hosted by the Stonewall Alliance of Chico.

The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center [GSEC] is a student run activist organization which strives to empower all students through its two programs: the Women’s Program and the LGBTQ+ Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university.

For more information or questions, feel free to visit our office in BMU 005, call us at (530)898-5724, or email us at 

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