Annual Programs

Day of Silence

On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools. This year on April 15, 2011, the UO campus community will participate in the NDOS project with a week of events culminating in the actual Day of Silence.  Our events calendar has a listing of all the amazing events happening next week and below is a link to the National Day of Silence website.


Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: LLC Performance Hall
Presented by Residence Hall Association


BISEXUWHAAA?:  A panel on bisexuality
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: LLC Performance Hall


10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m -Carson Ramey Room
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. - EMU Century Room A

4:00–6:00 p.m.-EMU Amphitheater

 Time: 8:00–10:00 p.m.
 Location: LLC Performance Hall

Presented by Residence Hall Association

Time: 10:00–midnight
Location: LLC Performance Hall

Day of Silence Website.



The University of Oregon annual Dragshow is a student led, student performed event organized by the LGBTQA.  For more information check with the LGBTQA or our events calendar.



The Standing Committee for LGBT Concerns collaborates with campus partners to create an annual symposium on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and another contemporary topic.  It is a venue for queer scholarship on the University of Oregon campus.

2000- Trans-sex, Trans-gender: What's Changing?
2001- Youth and Education
2002- Queering the Body
2003- The Politics of a Queer Multiculural Movement
2004- Our Queer Future: Communities, Families and Civil Rights
2005- What's up wit Marriage
2006- The Real Birds and the Bees: Exploring Queer Sexuality from Penguins to People
2007- Intersexuality: Lessons from the Intersexed
2010- Playing it Straight: LGBT Issues in Sports and Athletics


Lavender Graduation

The University of Oregon celebrates the successes of our community at the annual Lavender Graduation event.  This year's event is June 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM in the Knight Library Browsing Room.  During the event, we honor graduates, recognize our scholarship recipients, and announce our Commitment to Community award winners.  Please join us for the 16th Annual Lavender Graduation this year.  If you are a graduate for spring 2011 or summer 2011 use the link below to register for the event.  All Lav Grads will be recognized with a certificate and rainbows.

Lav Grad Registration Link


National Coming Out Day

In celebration of National Coming Out Day and in honor of every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student, faculty, staff, and alumni, the UO celebrates National Coming Out Day every October 11th.  The week of events includes speakers, programs, a rally, and the Outlist. The Outlist is a list of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate that they are LGBTQ and/or allies of the LGBTQ community. The list will appear in the form of an advertisement placed in the Oregon Daily Emerald during the week of October 11. During National Coming Out Week there are several other events and programs. 

To sign up for the 2011 Outlist, click here

Transgender Week of Celebration

Join the University of Oregon community and attend some of the events coordinated by the LGBTQA for Trans Week of Celebration.

Monday, April 18
General LGBTQA Meeting Discussion
6:00-7:00 pm  Suite 34, EMU

Tuesday, April 19
Open Mic Night
 6:00-7:30 pm  The Buzz, EMU

Wednesday, April 20
Bathroom Action: Conversion of a public restroom into a Gender Inclusive restroom
EMU Bathroom Location: Near the Buzz

Thursday, April 21
Gender in society Workshop with Alex Esparza
6:00-7:00 pm  LGBTQA Office, Suite 34, EMU

Friday, April 22
Showing of TransGeneration
10:00am-3:00pm  Ben Linder Room, EMU


Transgender Day of Remembrance

This event happens each fall in connection with the National Transgender day of Remembrance.  Check back in fall term for more information.  You can visit the International Trans Day of Remembrance Project here: