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LGBT History Month and Ally Week

LGBT History Month and Ally Week 2016

Student Involvement, The Connection Center, and the Gender & Sexuality Alliance will host events pertaining to LGBT History Month and Ally Week. All are welcome for discussion, food, and education as we maneuver our way through talks, interactive workshops, and raise awareness for the community.

Downloadable Events Flyer (PDF)
College Committee



October 11, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

"Coming Out Day" Drag Show
Join us for a fun spin with a show performed by a very special NYC guest Drag Queen and students of RCC. Hosted by Chris Humphreys of Student Involvement.

October 19, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3217

Lunch and Learn: Masc4Masc:Jack'd is Whack
Join us for an energetic and lively discussion of popular LGBT dating apps, such as Jack'd, Grind'r, Tinder, Her, & Hornet. Explore the meaning behind phrases, such as masc4masc, dl, friends, fit, chat, and networking. Learn safety techniques and touch-on body shaming, discrimination, and internalized homophobia, which run rampant through the apps. Hosted by Joseph Falco of The Connection Center.

October 20, 2016  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

What Does it Mean to be Trans Inclusive?
Brooke Malloy, Director of the Rockland Pride Center will join us for a talk on Transgendered issues and how we can be more inclusive.

October 21, 2016  • Noon - 4:00 pm
Student Union, Room 3214

Beyond the Sticker: What it Truly Means to Be an LGBTQAI+ Ally
Through interactive activities and energetic dialogue, attendees will be encouraged to self-reflect and challenge their own homophobic, heterosexist, and heteronormative thoughts and behavior patterns. Participants will learn how to differentiate between sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, discover ways to create more inclusive and affirming environments both on and off campus for LGBTQAI+ folks, debunk internalized and indoctrinated stereotypes, and become more knowledgeable about referral services and resources for LGBTQAI+ students. In other words, attendees will thoroughly and enthusiastically learn how to truly be an LGBTQAI+ ally. Facilitated by Joseph Falco of The Connection Center. CETL Workshop Faculty & Staff Only

October 26, 2016  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Academic II, Room 2102

Safety, Sass, and Sexuality Workshop
Alexander Drab of Hudson Valley Community Services will join us for a fun discussion of safe sex practices, and services that are available to the community. He is in charge of a program called CHAPS.

CHAPS provides individual sexual risk reduction counseling, PrEP assessments, and referrals to care free confidential STD and HIV screening as well as referrals to HIV care and case management. CHAPS also can provides group programming including an empowerment/safer sex workshops. Rubberwear which is an interactive safer sex event where we play sex jeopardy, and PrEP information and access presentations.

Sponsored by Student Involvement with The Connection Center and funded by Student Activities Fees