Third annual LGBTI Gathering at UH Manoa Campus Center

Activities to include Gay Prom on April 2

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Camaron Miyamoto, (808) 956-9250
UH Commission on the Status of LGBTI Equality
Posted: Mar 25, 2009

The third annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Gathering: System-wide Conference, with the theme "Say the Word," will include activities to take place April 2-4, 2009, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Campus Center.

On Thursday, April 2, a Gay Prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

On Friday, a formal opening of the Gathering will take place at 1 p.m. in the ballroom. Afternoon events will include breakout lectures, workshops and art events.

Saturday‘s activities begin at 9 a.m. with a full day of concurrent sessions at the Campus Center. A highlight of the day will be a plenary luncheon featuring Tambry Young and Suzanne King, who are UH alumni, life partners and board members of the Family Equality Coalition. They will discuss being "out" and politically active as Native Hawaiians and the mothers of a 9-year-old daughter, and the importance of civil unions.

Registration forms and student scholarship information for the Gathering are online at http://www.myspace.com/uhcslgbti. Advance registration cost is $5 for students and $15 for all others; onsite registration is $10 for students and $20 for all others.

The theme of the Gathering, "Say the Word," focuses on how the LGBTI communities can be strengthened by using the words that make up the acronym. By "saying the word," participants will give voice and vision to what it means to be LGBTI in Hawaiʻi.

The Gathering is sponsored by the UH Commission on the Status of LGBTI Equality, and supported by the UH Office of the President, UH Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, UH Mānoa Office of the Chancellor, SEED, Diversity and Equity Initiatives, and UH Mānoa LGBTI Student Services.

For more information, visit: http://www.myspace.com/uhcslgbti