Love Out Loud | UVA Student Council

This is a week which celebrates the LGBT community here at UVA. Offered are fantastic opportunities to better understand some of the issues that affect this particular community, and to show your solidarity and support. Diversity Initiatives is co-sponsoring two of the events on Thursday.



For a quick rundown on the list of events, visit the QSU calendar and click on each event for full descriptions.

Sunday, November 8th

What: Beta Bridge painting
When: 11:30 pm
Where: Beta Bridge, Rugby Rd.
Help paint Beta Bridge in preparation for Proud to Be Out Week (PTBOW)!Contact Jenna Krotke (, Alex Tatum (, or Adam Brown ( with any questions!

Monday, November 9th

What: Special Coffee Hour
When: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: LGBT Resource Center (4th floor Newcomb)
Come kick off PTBOW and enjoy some especially delicious food and fine coffee with the most fun kids on the block! Contact Josh Carter ( with any questions.

What: Donna Rose, Transgender Rights Advocate and Educator
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Wilson 402
Come to this once in a lifetime event! Donna Rose, transgender advocate and educator, will be coming to UVa to give a talk about transgender individuals, self-realization, and, ultimately, self-respect and self-love. Get there early!!! Contact Jenna Krotke ( with any questions.

Tuesday, November 10th

What: 2nd Annual Ally Appreciation Luncheon
When: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Newcomb South Meeting Room (3rd floor)
Come celebrate PTBOW with the 2nd Annual Ally Appreciation Luncheon, catered by Mel’s Cafe. Eat delicious food, hear stories from our awesome allies, and learn more about what you can do to help out the queer community! ***Please RVSP to Ed Warwick ( by Friday, November 6th.*** Contact Ed Warwick ( or Chris Trizna ( with any questions.

What: 2nd Annual Coming Out Stories in the Rotunda
When: 7:00 pm
Where: The Dome Room in the Rotunda
Come to the 2nd Annual Coming Out Stories in the Rotunda! Hear coming out stories from the LGBT Speaker’s Bureau inside of Mr. Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece. Contact Nick Gunter ( with any questions.

Wednesday, November 11th

What: Love Out Loud @ the Ampitheater
When: Noon-5PM!
Where: The Ampitheater
Declare your love for your girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, mother, father, cat, dog, bird, favorite color, favorite cereal – anything! Brought to you by Sigma Omicron Rho. Contact Carl Thompson ( with any questions.

What: Free Screening of Inlaws & Outlaws with Drew Emery
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Maury 209
Come to a free screening of Inlaws & Outlaws, directed by Drew Emery! The director himself will be there to discuss the movie afterwards. More information about the movie. Contact Chris Trizna ( with any questions.

Thursday, November 12th

What: FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV Testing by AIDS Services Group of Charlottesville
When: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Where: Newcomb 481, Fourth Floor near the Honor Trial Room
Knowledge is Power! Get Tested! It’s Free, quick, painless, and can save your life! The testing uses OraQuick testing (swabbing of the mouth), No needles, Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored By: The LGBT Resource Center Health Promotions and ASG of Charlottesville. Questions? Contact Patrick Ahern (

What: Dinner and a Movie: Queer Life in the Holy Land (Yossi & Jagger screening)
When: 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: Monroe 130
Come have dinner and a movie and learn about the rights and lives of members of the LGBT community in Israel! Queer & Allied Activism and Hoos For Israel are excited to present a screening of Israeli film Yossi and Jagger. This hour-long movie about a gay couple serving in the Israeli military will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Rakefet Zalashik on the roots and development of the LGBT movement in Israel. Food will be provided!

What: Beautiful Bottom: Black Queer Reality
When: 7:00 pm
Where: Kaleidoscope Room in Newcomb (3rd floor)
What is it like to be Black AND Queer in an overwhelming majority caucasian and heteronormative society? What is it like to possess the despised statuses of Black AND Gay?
Come learn about black queer reality as UVA students share their students about life and love; and learn about black queer political engagement, (under)representation in media, and the impact of black religious life on queer blacks. l Contact Reginald Benbow ( with any questions.

Friday, November 13th

What: Gayme Day!
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: LGBT Resource Center
Come play some awesome games with some cool kids! Imaginiff, Apples to Apples, Gayopoly, Twister, and more! Contact Carl Thompson ( or Alex Tatum ( with questions.

What: Open Safe Space Training (first 40 to register!)
When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Newcomb Commonwealth Room
Come to an open Safe Space training through the LGBT-RC in the Newcomb Commonwealth Room. Applies to the first 40 people who register! Contact Ed Warwick ( with any questions and to register.

When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Newcomb Ballroom (3rd floor)
Come watch student drag acts and participate in rounds of Bingo for the chance to win fabulous prizes! Contact QSU Exec ( with any questions.

What: QueerGrads bar night at Escafe!
When: Following Drag Bingo!
Where: Escafe, 227 Main St W (downtown mall by ice rink)
Come join QueerGrads for a fun night at Escafe — possibly with a Drag contest and prizes — will be TBA. All are welcome! Come in drag if you like!