Queer Orientation launches September 19 on all three campuses


Queer Orientation: September 19 – 29 on all three campuses

The University of Toronto Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) is proud to be working in collaboration with student organizations and University partners* across all three campuses to present Queer Orientation 2014. This year’s series involves many new collaborations and opportunities for students to connect around shared experiences and raise awareness of issues connected to sexuality and gender. All events are open to new and returning students across all three campuses.

Queer Orientation begins on September 19 with three big events, the LGBTOUT Meet n’ Greet on the St. George campus, the OUT@UTM Meet n’ Greet at UTM and SC:OUT’s Open House in Scarborough. This year’s series will see the return of popular events, such as the interactive LGBTQ-focused tour of the St. George Campus & Church/Wellesley Village, UTM Queer Town Hall and Queer Cabaret at UTSC.

New for 2014:

    • International Students are invited to a lunch, as part of a new LGBTQ International Student Group
    • Issues of LGBTQ Refugees and newcomers to Canada will be highlighted in the Queer Migrations + Ally Night
    • New UTM Student can learn about services at the Navigating University BBQ
    • Outside the Box will be launching at UTSC – a new monthly lunch series featuring guest speakers and community partners
    • Artist CocoRiot will be joining Hart House’s Get Crafty! Series with GenderPoo, showcasing their work and engaging students to discuss gender diversity and representation through creative possibilities for bathroom signage
    • Robarts Library will screen Canadian Film “Tru Love” to close off the week

You can find the complete schedule below, or on the new Queer Orientation page.

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CHECK OUT ALL THREE CAMPUSES: Students can go to any event on any campus that is of interest. Contact the event organizer or an LGBTQ club on your campus to see if a group is travelling together or for directions.


Fri. Sept. 19, 5:00 – 9:00 PM: OUT@UTM Meet & Greet

Mon. Sept. 22, 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Queer @ UTM Kick-off

Tues. Sept 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Sexy Bingo!
Tues. Sept 23, 5:00 – 7:00 PM: UTM Allies Night

Wed. Sept. 24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Artsy Movie Night

Thurs. Sept. 25, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Navigating University BBQ
Thurs. Sept. 25, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: UTM Queer Town Hall

Fri. Sept 26, 10:00 – 6:00 PM: Opening Curtain
Fri. Sept. 26, 7:00 – 11:00 PM: Friday Night Crawl

Mon. Sept. 29, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: OUT@UTM General Member Meeting


Fri. Sept. 19, 10:00 – 4:00 PM: SC:OUT Open Office

Mon. Sept. 22, 5:00 – 8:00 PM: Snakes and Lattes

Tues. Sept. 25, 5:00 – 8:00 PM: Valley Walk

Wed. Sept. 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM: Outside The Box Lunch & Discussion
Wed. Sept. 24, 7:00 – 11:00 PM: Queer CaBARet

Thurs. Sept. 25, 2:00 – 5:00 PM: Trans Tea Party


Fri. Sept. 19, 12:00 – 2:00 PM: LGBTQ International Students Lunch
Fri. Sept. 19, 2:00 – 3:00 PM: Sexual Representation Collection Tour
Fri. Sept. 19, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: LGBTQase Meet n’ Greet
Fri. Sept. 19, 7:30 – 11:30 PM: LGBTOUT Meet n’ Greet

Sat. Sept. 20, 4:00 – 7:00 PM: Campus-to-Village Tour

Mon. Sept. 22, 12:00 – 2:00 PM: Rainbow Trinity BBQ
Mon. Sept. 22, 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Queer Space Chat
Mon. Sept. 22, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Queer Women on Campus

Tues. Sept. 23, 2:00 – 4:00 PM: GenderPoo: Exploring Gender through Art
Tues. Sept. 23, 5:00 – 7:30 PM: Queer of the Court: Dodgeball
Tues. Sept. 23, 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Queer & Trans Family Planning 101

Wed. Sept. 24, 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Queer Yoga
Wed. Sept. 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM: LGBT Dance Salsa & Hip Hop Classes

Thurs. Sept. 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM: Centre for Women & Trans People Open House
Thurs. Sept. 25, 1:00 – 3:00 PM: Queer Tea in Public Places
Thurs. Sept. 25, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: Queer Migrations + Ally Night
Thurs. Sept. 25, 7:00 – 11:00 PM: Queer Graduate Students Social

Fri. Sept. 26, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Queer Students of Colour Discussion
Fri. Sept. 26, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: AVE QR Gala

Mon. Sept. 29, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Queer Movie Night: Tru Love

Queer Orientation is brought to you by a dedicated team of students and staff from: OUT@UTM, SC:OUT, LGBTOUT, Woodsworth Inclusive, Rainbow Trinity, VicPride!, LGBTQase, Rotman Commerce Pride Alliance, LGBT Dance, Que(e)erying Religion, Centre for Women and Trans People, UTM Women’s Centre, Equity Studies Students Union, Women & Gender Studies Student Union, Sexual Education Centre, UTM Sexual Education Centre, University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union, Scarborough Campus Student Union, University of Toronto Students Union, CUPE 3902, University of Toronto Graduate Students Union, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, UTSC Equity & Diversity Office, UTM Equity & Diversity Office, Centre for International Experience, Sexual Diversity Studies, Hart House, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Family Care Office and University of Toronto Libraries.

If you have questions about Queer Orientation contact Scott Clarke, Program Coordinator, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.