Continuous Events Throughout the Year

  • Films and Speakers: Through the year, various LGBTQ+ organizations will provide special film events and speakers that are free admission. They provide education or awareness of certain topics concerning LGBTQ people.
    • Intersectional Identities Speaker Series: This speaker series highlights the nuanced experiences of professional queer people of color as they navigate their personal and professional tragedies and triumphs, bringing powerful voices from industry to demonstrate how each individual embraces their unique combination of identities within the context of their career fields. Past speakers include Vivek Shraya, Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Lena Waithe, and Janet Mock.
      Contact: Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) -
  • Gay at Gillie’s: A dance party at Gillie’s Restaurant in downtown Blacksburg.

Fall Semester

  • August - Fall Welcome Reception for LGBTQ+ Students
    Contact: Cultural and Community Centers -
  • August - QGPA Welcome Back Game Night
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  • October 11 - National Coming Out Day: A nationally observed day for LGBTQ+ individuals to heighten awareness of the struggles of those "coming out" in today's society. Past planned events include an entertainment act, featuring student-written and student-performed monologues, an informational panel, and an event on the Drillfield.
  • October is LGBT History Month: a month-long observance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History. It includes reflection of the LGBT Social Justice Movement with roots stemming from what is commonly known as the Civil Rights Movement.
  • November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance: This event honors the trans people who have been murdered due to transphobic violence in the last year.
    Contact: TransSpace at Virginia Tech -
  • Gay in Appalachia: Hosted by the LGBT Caucus, "Gay in Appalachia" has become a fall tradition at Virginia Tech that brings the LGBT community together to explore various issues through the arts.
    Contact: LGBT Caucus -
  • Grad Under-represented lunch: Organized by QGPA and oSTEM
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  • Gobble Connect: Organized by QGPA, oSTEM, and AcrossBorders
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Spring Semester

  • Out At Work: This is a professional LGBTQ+ networking reception where current LGBTQ+ and allied professionals and connect with current LGBTQ+ students and each other. It is organized by the Ex Lapide Society, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, and oSTEM.
  • Pride Week: To promote the awareness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues/culture to the Virginia Tech community through films, speakers, musical performances, and other events. This usually occurs in March.
  • April - International Street Fair: At this annual event, "international and cultural student groups celebrate and share their traditions and heritage as a way to foster meaningful interactions throughout the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg community." QGPA and AcrossBorders lead the organizing of a booth celebrating LGBTQ+ culture and the intersection of this with international identity. Learn more at the International Street Fair website.
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  • May - Lavender Ceremony: The ceremony, hosted by the LGBT Caucus, recognizes lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual students and their allies from all majors, both graduate and undergraduates, who earned their degrees that year.
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