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Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

Oct. 31, 2013


1. Message from the staff

October has been a happy whirlwind of National Coming Out Month/LGBT History Month celebrations. It’s been wonderful to see the community’s interest, ranging from the student panel hosted by Cream City Foundation CEO Paul Fairchild to Robyn Ochs’ keynote lecture and workshop on the complexity of identity and attraction.

On Oct. 26, the GSRC and the Department of Psychology presented the Research Awards in Gender and Sexuality at the Department’s Diversity Open House. This competitive award provides current students in psychology with funding in support of research on gender and sexuality. The awardees of this year’s competitive review process are:

  • Michaela Engdahl (Ph.D. candidate), “Cultural Sexism and Positive Illusions of Physical Attractiveness”
  • Kelly LeMaire (Ph. D. candidate), “GLBT Allied Behaviors”
  • Dane Whicker (Ph. D. candidate), “Gender Roles and Within-Group Prejudice Among Gay Men”

As the chilly weather creeps in, we hope you’ll cozy up to some community conversations at the GSRC at our bi-monthly brown bag lunch discussions. The next one is this Friday, Nov. 1, at noon in the GSRC.

Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director
Sheraden Bobot, program assistant
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Alumni Memorial Union, 425

2. Research highlight

The Office of the Provost invites applications from Marquette University faculty for one semester appointments as Faculty Fellows in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center for the 2014-15 Academic Year. The Faculty Fellows program is core to the mission and functions of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and is designed to provide interested faculty with a residential fellowship for one semester with a buyout of one class per semester and a stipend of $3,000, so that they may work on scholarship having to do with gender and/or sexuality. Please visit the GSRC website for more information and eligibility requirements.

3. Student project

Students in Dr. Ed de St. Aubin’s Human Sexuality course have been working on group projects this semester with GSRC support. Two of the groups are hosting public events to share information and conduct research on gender and sexuality:

  • Sex Jeopardy, Tuesday, Nov.5, at 7:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 087. Students compete in teams to test their knowledge of gender and sexuality through a game of Jeopardy.
  • Sex Who?, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Wehr Life Sciences, 111. Come play “Sex Who” to bust myths about students’ sexual preferences and get FREE FOOD!
  • Historical View of Sex in the Media, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the GSRC (AMU 425).
  • Learn About Sexual Assault, (an interactive game) Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the AMU Lobby.

4. Featured events

LGBTQ and allied prayer opportunity
Campus Ministry is sponsoring an evening prayer opportunity for members of Marquette’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning (LGBTQ) and allied community. This bi-weekly prayer will be held on the first and third Mondays of the month from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. The first prayer opportunity is Monday, Nov. 4. The prayer format follows the tradition of the Ignatian Examen. For more information, contact Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry at 8-6873. All are welcome.

Survivor of Indian boarding schools to speak about his experiences
Support on-campus diversity partners by joining the Center for Intercultural Engagement for “Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools,” Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room. Theodore Fontaine, author of Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, will share his first-hand experience as a survivor and reflect upon the direct and generational impacts of Indian boarding/residential schools on his people. Dr. Angela Zapata, psychologist and diversity coordinator in the Marquette University Counseling Center will provide an introductory overview of historical and intergenerational trauma. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information contact John Janulis in the Office of Student Development at

Town Hall on the LGBT community and the Affordable Care Act
Join the Gender and Sexuality Alliance of Marquette University and the Marquette University College Democrats Monday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium for a Town Hall meeting facilitated by Jon Carson, executive director of Organizing for Action, the largest grassroots organization in the history of the country, and Kellan Baker, associate director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress. Carson and Baker will be answering questions regarding the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, to help build awareness to providers and community stakeholders on the impact of it on LGBT Wisconsinites. The launch of Out2Enroll, a website designed to educated the LGBT about their options under the Affordable Care Act will be discussed. Come with personal stories about your own experience relating to these topics, or just come to listen.



Brown-bag Community Talk
Friday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. in the GSRC

Conquering the Policy: Indian Boarding Schools
Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. in Lunda Room

Brown-bag Community Talk
Friday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m. in the GSRC

Trans* Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, Nov. 20

More events


Counseling Center

Campus Ministry

Marquette University Medical Clinic

Department of Public Safety

The Healing Center

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Sojourner Family Peace Center


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