Queer History Month

Every October, The HUB Cultural Center, campus partners, and community organizations collaborate to honor of Queer History Month (QHM). This year, we are offering a variety of virtual social events, discussions, and educational workshops that center queer and trans communities and allies. Contact Gender & Sexuality Program Coordinator, Jor Grapentine, at grapenti@sonoma.edu with questions.

Check out our events or download the official QHM flyer below.


LGBTQ Connection and SSU HUB Panel/Meet & Greet

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LGBTQ Connection and The HUB are bringing you a panel and meet & greet of Latinx queer folks from your local LGBTQ organization! Come and learn about your local resources in Napa and Sonoma counties, and get to know us a little bit better as we share our experiences with our intersecting queer and Latinx identities!

Monday, October 5th | 3pm | Join Zoom 

Queer History Month Education: Terminology

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Are you interested in learning more about queer and trans communities? Join Jor Grapentine, The HUB’s Gender and Sexuality Program Coordinator, in a workshop about queer and transgender terminology.

Tuesday, October 6th | 12-2pm | Register Here

LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff Social 

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While we'd much rather be in person, we invite all LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff to join us as we virtually connect, talk a little about any roles we might see for ourselves on campus Join us!

Wednesday, October 7th | 4:30pm | Join Zoom

Instagram Live Talk: Polyamory with Megan Burke and Deja Whitney

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Join Instagram live conversation with Megan Burke, Philosophy Assistant Professor, and Deja Whitney, art student, about polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.

Thursday, October 8th | 6pm | The HUB Instagram @ssuhub    

The Non-Linear Path of a Non-Binary Nuclear Engineer with MESA

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Grey Batie is a queer, Black, gender non-binary graduate student within the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California-Berkeley. During this informal talk, Grey will discuss their experiences navigating different spaces while coping with racism, homophobia, imposter syndrome, and mental health challenges on the road to completing their PhD. This is a MESA-sponsored event. Contact MESA with questions.

Tuesday, October 13th | 5pm | Email grapenti@sonoma.edu for Zoom link 

Sex, Gender, and God Panel

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While many of the mainstream denominations continue to struggle with questions about sexuality and spirituality, the reality is that many queer folks embrace their spirituality and practice it in communities of faith. Join Reb Irwin Keller, and a panel of spiritual leaders from various faiths, as we take a look at sex and gender as they relate to god.

Wednesday, October 14th | 4:30pm | Join Zoom

Real Talk: Queer History Month

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In collaboration with SSU's Queer Student Alliance, join our monthly Real Talk for Latinx communities. This month we're discussing Queer History Month.

Thursday, October 15th | 12pm | Join Zoom  

Instagram Live Talk: Queer History with Don Romesburg & Katie Silva

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Join our Instagram live conversation with WGS professor, Don Romesburg, and HUB intern, Katie Silva, about queer history.

Thursday, October 15th | 6pm | The HUB Instagram @ssuhub

Queer History Month Education: Pronouns

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As a way to welcome and support transgender and non-binary gender individuals, The HUB Cultural Center now offers a workshop about pronouns. This workshop will discuss the importance of personal pronouns as well as general issues facing transgender and nonbinary gender individuals overall.

Tuesday, October 20th | 12-2pm | Register Here

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are! LGBTQIA+ Student/Staff/Faculty Social

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We invite all LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff to join us as we virtually connect, talk about how we all can work together to support each other, and hear about social opportunities and resources, on and off campus for all of us.

Wednesday, October 21st | 4:30pm | Join Zoom  

It's a Guy Thing: Intimacy, Sex, & Relationships

Join us for It's a Guy Thing! This casual monthly group meeting is for students of all genders to talk, share ideas, and discuss challenges, responsibilities, and advantages of being a man in today's society. This month, we're discussing intimacy, sex, and relationships.

Thursday, October 22nd | 12pm | Join Zoom 


Instagram Live Talk: Astrology with Erika Black & Morgan Beatty

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Join Transfer Advisor, Erika Black, and HUB Intern, Morgan Beatty for a conversation about astrology and its importance to queer communities.

Thursday, October 22nd | 6pm | The HUB Instagram @ssuhub 

SPOKE: Queer History Month

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Join The HUB Cultural Center as we connect remotely and share our poetry, spoken word and other forms of creative expression. All are welcome to bring work by a favorite artist, or share your own! 

Tuesday, October 27th | 6pm | Join Zoom 

Out of the Closet, Into the Bedroom: Queer Inclusive Sex Ed 

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Most SexEd courses neglect to mention sexual health practices that are specific to queer and trans people. Planned Parenthood wants to change that. Join our workshop for a realistic look at how to enjoy your body, by yourself or with others.

Thursday, October 29th | 12pm | Join Zoom 

Instagram Live Talk: Mental Health with Mel Browning & Tori Millendez

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Join CAPS therapist, Mel Browning, and HUB Intern, Tori Millendez, for an Instagram live discussion on mental health as we celebrate QHM while also navigating wildfires and a global pandemic.

Thursday, October 29th | 6pm | The HUB Instagram @ssuhub