Commission for LGBT People News

Commissions to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor John Zomchick recently held listening sessions with three key campus advisory groups—the Commission for Blacks, the Commission for Women, and the Commission for LGBT People.

Performance Recounts Proposition 8 Battle

The chronology of California’s battle for same-sex marriage will be performed at UT. A reading of 8, a play written by Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Milk, will be staged at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, at the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre. The one-night event is free and open to the public; tickets will be available at the door.

‘Self Evident Truths’ Project Comes to Campus Next Week

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to be a part of the “Self Evident Truths” project by attending a lecture and reception and by also being photographed by the artist on March 12 and March 13. The project focuses on photographing anyone who feels that they fall within the LGBTQ spectrum as a way to “humanize the varied face of gays in America today.

U.S. Poet Laureate to Visit UT Knoxville

The nation’s most highly regarded poet will visit UT Knoxville this month for a poetry reading and book-signing event. Kay Ryan, the 2008-2009 U.S. Poet Laureate, will read and talk about her poetry at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the University Center auditorium. A book-signing event will follow. The event is free and open to the public.