Won't be there, seeing the wonderful folks I got to know on campus or taking part in this one, (maybe next year) but the annual student-driven celebration of LGBT contributions to the University of Louisville campus and greater community kicks off later today.
The Pride keynote speech on Thursday will be given this year by Kate Clinton.
In addition the the keynote speech, it features a host of fun, educational events open to everyone! Whether you're LGBT or just interested in learning more about this community, join us for Pride 2010. Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs, Information Technology, the Women's and Gender Studies Department, the Human Resources Department, and the School of Medicine.
Monday, September 20
Pride Flag Raising Ceremony with BlkOut
Clocktower, West Lawn
Pride Kickoff Cookout hosted by commonGround, LGBT Services, and BlkOut
Music, food, LGBT vendors, Pride shirts, dunking booth, and more!
West Lawn, Red Barn
Film and Discussion, "Freeheld"
Presented by the Kentucky Fairness Alliance
Hosted by Faculty and Staff for Human Rights
Tuesday, September 21
Brown Bag Lunch: Domestic Violence and LGBT Relationships
Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice
Field Day/Gay Games with commonGround
Louisville is Burning: Exploring Ball Culture
Sponsored by BlkOut
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Wednesday, September 22
LGBT Issues Abroad
Parents Night with PFLAG
Hosted by commonGround
Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
Thursday, September 23
Pride Interfaith Service
Queer Women's Health Caucus
Hosted by Campus Heatlh Services
Light dinner included.
Multipurpose Room, Cultural Center
LGBT Alumni Reception
The Intersection, Red Barn
Kate Clinton 7 pm
Pride Keynote Address by Kate Clinton
"Lady Ha Ha Does Louisville"
Comstock Hall, School of Music
Parking for Kate Clinton keynote: Choose the red parking lot next door to the School of Music, the blue lot at 3rd and Brandeis, or the Speed Museum's parking garage on 3rd Street. Directions are available here.
After Party for Kate Clinton
The Monkey Wrench (21 and over)
1025 Barret Avenue
Friday, September 24
Pride Rally to Honor LGBT and Ally Women
Red Barn, West Lawn
Pride Rally After Party
Hosted by BlkOut
975 Baxter Avenue
Saturday, September 25
Statewide Fairness Summit
Floyd Theatre, Student Activities Center
Hosted by CommonGround
Sunday, September 26
Community Empowerment Center
1036 Euclid Avenue
Louisville AIDS Walk
The Belvedere, Downtown Louisville
Ekstrom Library will be displaying books and memorabilia from its LGBT collection all week. Stop by anytime to the display and learn more about the resources available on campus.