Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services


Pride of Place: The Power of Queer Western Histories 

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location: ECHA 2 - 150 

iSMSS, University of Alberta Library, Department of History & Classics 

In this public talk, Dr. Korinek will share histories of the queer west from the 1930s-1985, drawing on her research from her recently published book Prairie Fairies.  Her talk will highlight women and men’s experiences across the prairies, in both urban and rural settings.  “Pride of Place” offers a corrective to the conventional narratives of the west that omit, or exclude, queer people and queer histories.  Equally important, this lecture offers histories of resistance, resilience and activism throughout the region. 


Is Tango all we got? Evaluating LGBTQ+ children's picture books

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: L-110, Coutts Library, Education South   
University of Alberta Library 



Curious about LGBTQ+ children’s picture books? Join us for an award winning workshop* to learn what’s out there and how to choose the best books!

Learning Goals:
Become familiar with the canon of LGBTQ+ children’s picture books
Learn to evaluate LGBTQ+ children’s picture books

*Lorne MacRae Intellectual Freedom Award, Alberta Library Trustees Association, 2019

Decolonizing Two Spirit Identities 

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Education South 255 
Where the Rivers Meet

Outreach Board Game Night 

In a workshop setting we will explore the history of the term two spirit as well as the ways in which two spirit people are reclaiming space and how non-two spirit folks can decolonize themselves.

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Athabasca Lounge 

 Join OUTreach for their weekly Board Game Night! Get to meet the Outreach team, see what they do on campus for 2SLGBT+ students and have a chance to play some fun board games. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and some cool folks creating a more inclusive U of A campus.