LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Rainbow Crosswalk located between Student Union and the Commons with blue sky and clouds in the background.

The new Rainbow Crosswalk located between the Student Union and The Commons. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

Upcoming Events

11/20 Out For Business at Big Ditch Brewing

Meet up with UB friends and colleagues at the Pride Center of WNY's November Out for Business Out for Business is Buffalo's premiere LGBTQ professionals networking event organized by the Pride Center of WNY. The mission is to continually provide a social environment where guests are encouraged to network. The event is located at Big Ditch Brewing Company, 55 E Huron Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Out For Business November 2019 is sponsored by the University at Buffalo. UB-affiliated attendees (faculty, staff, students, and alumni) are encouraged to wear your UB blue! Learn more about the Pride Center of WNY online at Sponsored by: LGBTQ FSA, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Human Resources.

Past Events

Click here for more information on the Rainbow Crosswalk Celebration

10/9 - National Coming Out Day with Heart Fire Yoga

National Coming Out Day with Heart Fire Yoga  Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Time: 5:00pm Location: 7 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus   Join faculty and staff colleagues for a free yoga class facilitated by heart fire yoga, a local, queer-owned, inclusive, and community-focused yoga studio. Owner Stephanie Bertsch will teach a 1-hour course.  Beginners welcome. Yoga mats are limited and participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible.  Registration: RSVP is not required, but is helpful.  To RSVP, please e-mail from your UB e-mail. Sponsored by the LGBTQ Faculty Staff Association, heart fire yoga, Office of Inclusive Excellence. Part of the Year of Yoga for Every Body series of events.

10/11 - Coming Out Day Event (and other events that week)

Coming Out Week 2019 All Events in Student Union Lobby Tuesday 10/8 - Brazil! Hispanic Heritage meets LGBTQ! 2-3pm Wednesday 10/9 - Post it! Write your coming out stories and stick 'em on the walls. 1-3pm Thursday 10/10 - Club Fair! LGBTQ clubs and outside organizations will table Friday 10/11 Coming Out Day! - Drag Shows at 12pm and 1pm. House of Raige tabling with other organizations. Music! Other Activities! Sponsors: Office of Inclusive Excellence, Intercultural and Diversity Center, Campus Living, LGBTG FSA.
Student Union Field filled with For Freedom signs for Spirit Day.

Student Union Field filled with For Freedom signs for Spirit Day

On October 18 2018, the Office of Inclusive Excellence collaborated with the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, and LGBTQ student organizations to recognize Spirit Day through a public art display on campus.  UB students expressed different forms of freedom important to them using lawn signs designed by the For Freedoms project. 

Click here for more information on Spirit Day and For Freedoms. 

UB Pride Parade

Poetics of Unsettlement: Settler Colonialism, Environmental Crisis, & Indigenous Studies *** FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, 8PM, HAYES HALL, SOUTH CAMPUS SARAH DOWLING, KEYNOTE LECTURE: "Siting Appropriation: Contemporary Poetics and the Racial Regime of Ownership," based on her new monograph Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism. ~ Reception to follow ~ SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 9:30AM-4PM, 120 CLEMENS HALL, NORTH CAMPUS: Join us for a session reflecting on Sarah’s lecture; roundtable discussions of a collectively curated mini-curriculum on settler colonialism and decolonization; an artist talk by poet James Thomas Stevens; creative analysis and dismantlement of colonial texts/objects; a collaborative critical-creative workshop towards thinking and writing decolonization. SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 8PM, JUST BUFFALO LITERARY CENTER, 468 WASHINGTON ST., 2NDFL: JAMES THOMAS STEVENS, KEYNOTE POETRY READING ~ Refreshments to follow ~ Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided to participants in the Colloquium. Please visit our RSVP site to access the curriculum and reserve meals.