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Supporting Transgender Community Members

April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by PERSAD Center


This Event is open to all Pitt Students, Faculty, and Staff and is presented by PERSAD Center, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh with the mission to "improve the well-being of the LGBTQ communities and the HIV/AIDS communities". 


Click here to view the event flyer and learn more! 

Sexuality and Islam in France: Presentations by Denis Provencher

September 13, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program presents two events on sexuality and Islam in France:

General lecture by Denis Provencher (Arizona), “Queer Maghrebi French”

Wed. September 13, 2017, 1:30-3:00pm

Discussion-based Colloquium: Gayle Rubin (UMichigan)

October 16, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Sponsored by the Humanities Center.

A Short History of Perversion

Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities

We are currently seeking proposals for the Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities!

Are you writing a seminar paper that discusses masculinities? 

Are you working on a project related to masculinities that you would like to share with a wider audience? 

Do you have a paper or project from a previous class that you would like to share? 

Fall '17 GSWS Grad Seminars

GSWS 2252: Theories of Gender and Sexuality
Professor Rostom Mesli

GSWS to Host Cluster of Events on Masculinities

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Program is hosting a cluster of spring events on the topic of masculinities.  View flyer here.


LGBTQI+ Faculty/Staff Affinity Group: First Meeting

February 23, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group for university professional staff and faculty. Over the last several months, both members of the staff and members of the faculty have met with members of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to identify resources available for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, including networking opportunities, professional development funding, and support groups in light of current events throughout the country. The LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group will serve as an umbrella organization in order to provide these opportunities to members of the community. The group will also offer the community an official, collective voice for LGBTQIA+ issues at Pitt, will serve as a liaison to upper administration, and will provide support for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.

Our committee has planned a mixer that we would like to invite members of the LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff community at Pitt to attend at 5801 Video Lounge Café in Shadyside, on Thursday, February 23rd 5:00pm-7:00pm in order to provide an opportunity for members of the community to get to know each other. At this mixer, we will also brainstorm about the future direction of the affinity group and about possible projects involving both faculty and staff. At this time, we ask that only individuals who identify within the community join us for this program; at future programs and events, we are happy to welcome allies to join us as well. If you plan to attend, please fill out the following RSVP:

All are also welcome to join our Facebook Group to stay connected about future events:

If you are interested in joining the group but are unable to attend the inaugural event, or have ideas to contribute for the vision of the group, please feel free to contact Interim Co-Chairs Julie Beaulieu at, or Michael Wellbrock at and we will add you to our e-mailing list. 

GSWS Club Meeting

January 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

The GSWS Club is excited to begin this semester with some great events for all majors/interests! Our first general body meeting will be held Friday Jan 27 at 5:30pm in room 226 of the Cathedral. We'll be solidifying our social media presence (so if you're tech savvy swing on by!), planning future networking and informational events, and enjoying some delicious snacks. We're also looking to establish a new board by the end of March, so if you're interested in being more involved with the GSWS program, then definitely come and chat with us!

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