LGBTQIA+ Consortium News

On April 22, students, faculty, and staff from QCC and other CUNY campuses participated in a walking tour of sites of historical significance to New York’s LGBTQIA+ community in Greenwich Village.  The tour was led by Amanda Davis and Ken Lustbader of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.  This event was funded by the CUNY LGBTIA+ Consortium at QCC.-Text and photos provided by Jeff Hall.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Conversation with Dr. Lillian Faderman- May 18

On Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m., the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium at QCC is honored to host Dr. Lillian Faderman, Professor Emerita of English at California State University, Fresno.  Dr. Faderman ranks among the preeminent scholars of LGBTQIA+ history in the United States of the past half-century.  Her books have explored topics ranging from same-sex relationships among women in U.S. History to the topic of our event, the life of Harvey Milk, the New York-born gay activist elected to the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors in 1977 who was assassinated in 1978.  Accolades bestowed upon Dr. Faderman during her long career include the Stonewall Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the James Brudner Prize for Exemplary Scholarship in Lesbian and Gay Studies from Yale University.  This event is being held in commemoration of Harvey Milk’s birthday on May 22.  All are welcome.  Please register in advance for this virtual Zoom event by visiting:  

Lavender Graduation- May 26

On May 26, Queens College is hosting a Lavender Graduation event for LGBTQIA+ students (and allies) graduating from Queens, Queensborough, LaGuardia, York, and CUNY School of Law.  Students interested in attending must register in advance, and the registration deadline is this coming Friday, May 19.  Students may click here to register.

Students who attend will receive a free, framed graduation portrait by a professional photographer; a certificate; and honor cords and rainbow tassels that may be worn during commencement at QCC on June 2.  Students and their guests will also be invited to attend a reception following the event. 

This event is made possible through the generous support of the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium in partnership with the New York City Council and Vishnick McGovern Milizio, Attorneys at Law.

Queens Pride Parade- June 4

The organizers of the 30th annual Queens Pride Parade, being held in Jackson Heights on June 4, have named the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium as one of the grand marshals of this year’s parade.  The directors of Consortium have selected QCC to represent all 25 CUNY schools in the parade.  The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium is an initiative led by Dr. Allie Brashears of LaGuardia Community College and JC Carlson of Queens College.  CUNY campuses that participate in the Consortium organize events each academic year designed to increase visibility and awareness for New York’s LGBTQIA+ community.  As one of the founding members of the Consortium, QCC is honored to serve as one of the grand marshals for this year’s Queens Pride Parade.  Our president, Christine Mangino, along with QCC faculty, staff, and students, will proudly represent the college in the parade.

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