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As many of you know, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is held to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising that occurred in June of 1969. In light of the Pride Month festivities being postponed until October 3, the Capital University Pride Committee be celebrating the month with our community by hosting weekly events to enrich the Capital Community. All events will be held virtually over Zoom.If you would like to participate, please fill out our Pride RSVP form so that we can know how many participants to expect. We will send out a Zoom link prior to the event for those who RSVP.
Week One: Building Foundational Knowledge - A Virtual Safe Space Training on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 pm -1:00 pmFor those who register, we will send out some handouts prior to the meeting. Week Two: CapLaw Conversation on LGBTQIA+ Issues Before the Supreme Court – Featuring Professor Mark Strasser on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmThis is targeted for admitted and deposited Law School students, but the entire CapFam is invited as part of our virtual Pride celebration. Week Three: Understanding Intersectionality within the LGBTQIA+ Community - A Virtual Discussion on the Essays of Audre Lorde on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmWe will be examining two short essays by Audre Lorde, “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House” and “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” Week Four: Understanding History and Culture - A Virtual Discussion of the “Circus of Books” Documentary on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 PMWe will explore community, faith, family, and the First Amendment. Participants are encouraged to watch the “Circus of Books” documentary available on Netflix. We look forward to seeing you virtually!
In addition, we will be providing a Capital University Pride Guide, which has a list of LGBTQ+ books, documentaries, movies, television shows, and local resources. We will be adding to it throughout the month, so please continue to check it.
Commitment to LGBTQIA+ Diversity
Capital University, Capital Law School and Trinity Lutheran Seminary are proud of our LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff, alumni, and students. The #CapFam cherishes our rich history of student programming promoting equal rights, advocacy, tolerance and affirmation. Capital undergrad students build community with the Capital University Pride organization. Capital Law Students find support with the Capital Equality Alliance. Our Ackerman-Gemmette Scholarship at the law school directly supports those who advance the rights of the LGBT community. Capital Law is proud to consistently report as one of only four Ohio law schools that meets all of the LSAC's LGBTQIA+ Guide to Law Schools. Trinity Lutheran Seminary is recognized as a Reconciling in Christ community, which means that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome.
Vibrant & Diverse ColumbusColumbus, Ohio, continues to grow as a beacon of LGBTQIA+ diversity with a Human Rights Campaign score of 100 for the Municipal Equality Index. The Columbus Bar Association provides committed support to the entire community through their LGBT Committee. Additionally, Columbus is home to the second largest pride celebration in the Midwest, and the 2020 NAGAA Gay Softball World Series, the largest annual single-sport, week long athletic competition in the world.