Upcoming Events

The LGBT Resource Center is always in the process of adding programs and events. Check back often for updates and subscribe to our newsletter for reminders!


Our events are open to everyone! If you need accommodations for any of our events/activities, please contact the UNF Disability Resource Center at (904) 620-2769 or (904) 620-2969 for TDD/TTY at least five days before the event to enable us to provide you with a reasonable accommodation. You may also contact the LGBT Resource Center directly for assistance.


TFWednesdays Spring 2017

#TFWednesday: OmNomnomics: Food and Social Justice

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Department of Diversity Initiatives, Building 58E, Room 1100

Cost: Free!

Bring your lunch and discuss religious and secular worldviews, culture/customs and how they interact with gender and sexuality. Each month, we will explore a different topic, and look at what different sacred and secular works, LGBT perspectives, and/or cultural traditions say about the topic and engage in casual dialogue. This event is a collaboration of three departments: Interfaith Center, LGBT Resource Center and the Department of Diversity Initiatives. It takes place every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at one of the respective departments.

Safe Space Training

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Please register through the CPDT Course Registration Link in MyWings.   


Safe Space training provides faculty and staff the opportunity to learn LGBT terminology and resources for LGBT people and their allies. Participants will dialogue on strategies to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus and have opportunities ask questions throughout. Training attendees receive a Safe Space sticker at the end of the training. Attendees MUST R.S.V.P. by logging into MyWings and clicking on "CPDT Class Register." From there, select the course titles "Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT Students, Faculty and Staff." This course is also part of the Cultural Competency Pursuit program.

Lav Grad 2017

Lavender Graduation

Thursday, April 13, 2017
6 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: Free


Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony scheduled each April that recognizes LGBTQ and ally graduates of UNF. If you graduated in fall 2016 or will graduate in spring/summer 2017, please plan to take part in Lavender Graduation. Participating Graduates receive lavender color graduation cords as well as a certificate. This recognition provides a positive experience for students that encourage their continued connections to the university, other students, alumni and the Jacksonville community. All UNF undergraduate or graduate students from any department or college are welcome to participate. A catered reception will follow the ceremony. 


A RSVP is required for all attendees and participants. To RSVP, click the RSVP button above. Doors open at 6:00 and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30. If you have any questions please contact: UNF LGBT Resource Center at (904) 620-4720 (904) 620-4720 or e-mail us at slgbt@unf.edu


The Lavender Graduation ceremony was created in 1995 by UNF doctoral alumna, Ronni Sanlo, as a commencement event that celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT students. Since then, the Lavender Graduation has been celebrated on many college and university campuses nationwide.


Memories of a Penitent Heart Documentary Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

Friday, April 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: 58W/2704

Cost: Free!


Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama. Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later. 
There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Cecilia Aldarondo, via Skype interview. 

Monthly HIV Testing

Monday, April 24, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: UNF LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, Room 1111

Cost: Free!

Youth aged 13-24 accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in 2014. Knowing your status is the first step to slowing the spread of HIV and improving patient health outcomes. Stop in to get tested and find out your status the same day.

Family Hangouts

Family Hangouts

Monday, April 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: UNF LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, Room 1111

Cost: Free!

Come hang out on the last Monday of the month with the LGBT Center staff! We will be playing games such as Pokemon GO, UNO, Monopoly, and more! Meet other students, build community and lasting friendships, and just have fun!

Building Bridges 2017

Building Bridges, Creating Community

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7-10 p.m.

Location: The home of Susan DuBow

Cost: $75/person

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Join the University of North Florida for the annual Building Bridges event to benefit the LGBT Resource Center. Building Bridges is an evening of connection and celebration, with savory treats and delicious drinks from Designed Events. Complimentary Valet Parking provided by The Auto Valet.


This year, we recognize Mrs. Nina Waters (President, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida) with the UNF LGBT Resource Center Visionary Award. The Visionary Award is designed to recognize a courageous individual who leads our community boldly in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are excited to also announce that Mrs. Waters is the first external candidate to be selected for this honor.


Your support as an attendee or sponsor allows the Center to continue providing support, education, and resources with a commitment to advocacy and equality. Do you believe in the potential for education and human connection to transform, enhance, and strengthen our communities? We do! We need your help to lead, educate, and advocate for a world that welcomes, supports, and invests in LGBT people.


ONLINE TICKET LINK ($75/person) and DONATION LINK available soon!



Ms. Susan DuBow


EVENT SPONSORSHIPS are available starting at the $500 level. Contact Kaitlin Legg at 904-620-2939 or k.legg@unf.edu to learn about opportunities and sponsorship perks!