Rhodes College Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

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Operating as usual


Students - Dr. Fairfield's "Acting and Activism in the Americas" class has an F5 and and F9 attribute, fulfills the 20x requirement for the new major, and is also an elective for the Latin American and Latinx Studies program. Consider it when you're setting up your tree!


Art as Activism Panel! Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00pm via Zoom, link in comments.


Rhodes College is taking action to oppose the new ICE guidelines that attempt to exclude international students from their education access.

Rhodes stands with our international students and opposes the new federal guidelines that unfairly target them.
In addition to working with our impacted students one-on-one and providing flexible enrollment options, Rhodes joined an amicus brief yesterday in support of Harvard and MIT's lawsuit opposing the new ICE Student Exchange and Visitor Program rules.

usatoday.com 07/06/2020

Memphis police clear downtown plaza, detain protesters who camped out for two weeks

The GSS program supports our Rhodes students and alumni arrested during the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests at Memphis City Hall last week. Civil Disobedience is an integral, effective political performance tradition that has been practiced in Memphis with significant potency for generations. Young people, particularly young people of color and young q***r & trans people - are often the ones brave enough to face state violence head-on, even during a pandemic, and we applaud their commitment to pushing for change in our community and nation by putting their own bodies on the line.

usatoday.com Protesters have camped outside the Memphis City Hall since June 16. The city said the move was necessary to allow for construction.

[06/04/20]   The Rhodes program in Gender and Sexuality Studies unequivocally supports Black Lives and Black Liberation. If you'd like more information on getting involved in the actions happening here in Memphis, feel free to contact Dr. Fairfield


Did y'all know that 100 years ago Memphis was famous for a same-sex domestic violence case that became one of the biggest trials of the last decade of the 19th century? Opera Memphis has commissioned an opera about these women, and there's a sneak preview tonight.

Tonight at 7pm - a developmental concert reading of the new opera "Pretty Little Room" about Memphis's legendary murderess Alice Mitchell who killed her lover Freda Ward on the banks of the Mississippi in 1892. Opera Memphis commissioned the piece from local artists, and our own Dr. Fairfield serves as developmental dramaturg. Email Dr. F to get on the list for this invitation-only sneak preview!


Oct 8th!

events.indiememphis.com 09/11/2019

Solange's When I Get Home

TONIGHT at the Brooks Museum!

events.indiememphis.com Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles’ extended director's cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film of WHEN I GET HOME.

focusmidsouth.com 09/09/2019

Oxford Pride | Focus Mid-South

focusmidsouth.com by Tricia Dewey | photos courtesy of Gail Stratton and Kevin Cozart The year was 1992… maybe 30 people were present. It was organized by NOW (the National Organization for…


Pride kickoff activities this weekend!

There’s a pride kick off this Saturday at Memphis Public Library! Swipe left/scroll down to see a full list of the day’s activities.

#djsiphneaaye #pridekickoff #mobiledj #openformatdj #memphisdj #noladj #shedj #femaledj #dj #djbooking #deejay #memphislibrary #pridedj #q***rdj #outmemphis #friendsofthelibrary

colorlines.com 07/25/2019

Caster Semenya is Out Magazine's Latest Cover Star | Colorlines

A hero!

colorlines.com The South African record-breaker says that she’s here to inspire the world.

colorlines.com 06/26/2019

LISTEN: Stonewall Activists Tell Their Own Stories in New Podcast Episode | Colorlines

colorlines.com StoryCorps passes the mic to the elders of the LGBTQ+ community who started a movement.


Cooper Young Community Association

We are looking for volunteer artists, ages 18 and up, to be a part of history by painting the #cooperyoung crosswalk rainbow this summer! We will be the first rainbow crosswalk in the state. Interested? Email [email protected]. #love #cooperyoungislove #rainbow

vice.com 06/12/2019

Bollywood’s First Le***an Rom-Com Is Bringing Q***r Love to Indian Cinema

vice.com The mother of a gay child, Shelly Chopra Dhar, and Gazal Dhaliwal, a trans woman, co-wrote the script for a groundbreaking new movie in India in the hopes of getting through to parents of LGBTQ children.

nytimes.com 06/09/2019

New Generation of Student Activists Has a Message for Colleges: Do Better

nytimes.com Protesters of sexual assault across the country have focused on their schools, using similar tactics and winning major concessions.

hyperallergic.com 06/04/2019

Three Q***r Pakistani Artists Explore Identity and Disrupt Borders with Their Art

Eid Mubarek & Happy Pride! Check out these powerful artists...

hyperallergic.com Abdullah Qureshi, Aziz Sohail, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr. are collectively redefining what it means to be q***r and Pakistani.

navajonationpride.com 06/01/2019

The largest Indigenous Pride in the United States to be on the Navajo Nation

Happy Pride month!

navajonationpride.com The Navajo Nation gay, le***an, bisexual, transgender, q***r and two-spirit community will host the largest Indigenous Pride in the country in it’s sovereign ca


McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College

Need one or two units in the fall semester? Want to connect to the Latinx community in Memphis? Want practical, hands-on experience creating a parade float? Need an LALS elective? Sign up for Dr. Fairfield's Dia De Los Mu***os Parade Community Practicum in the fall!


LGBTQ+ Policy & Organizing Panel next Monday at 7pm


McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College


Tuesday 16 April, four monastics from Magnolia Grove Monastery (in the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist tradition advanced by Thich Nhat Hanh) will be on campus. You ara invited to join them in the following events:

· Eating meditation, 11:00 – 12:15, New West Dining Hall.
· Total Relaxation, 12:30 -1:30, Math Support Center, Ohlendorf Hall.
· Monastic presentation, 2:00 – 3:15, Math Support Center, Ohlendorf Hall.


Lgbtq+ history! The first rideshare service was q***r and donation-based. #TheMoreYouKnow

Reclaiming our history. Last Friday the ridesharing App Lyft had an ipo that valued the company at over $24 billion dollars. Not bad for an idea that has been around less than a decade, but did you know that the idea of ridesharing actually started in our community? Uber took the idea from Lyft, Lyft took the idea from Sidecar, and Sidecar took the idea from Homobiles. Sunil Paul, the founder of the first ridesharing service, Sidecar, wrote about it in a Medium post in 2017. "A friend told me about an interesting service, Homobiles. It was car service started by a local q***r leader for the LGBTQ community. It operated with no TCP licenses. Instead, volunteers drove their own cars with their own personal insurance. Patrons had to make a request via phone or text and could donate money but it was not required. I took homobiles to the airport for a trip to New York. It cost me $20 for a trip that normally cost $50 in a taxi. Wow. This system was cheaper than taxis, nevermind Uber. " Thank you Lynn Breedlove, founder of Homobiles. It is still around and is still a nonprofit. Many drag queens still use it to get to and from gigs. Check them out, make a donation, use them, and know your history. https://homobiles.org/


This Friday at 8pm!


McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College

Dr. Fairfield's class on Q***r Documentaries is making a micro-doc about lgbtqia+ people's experiences with the outdoors. It'll feature anonymized stories and reflections paired with footage of our local environment. Interested in being interviewed for the project? Ping Dr. Fairfield.

nbcnews.com 03/29/2019

Sanders, Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez hang transgender pride flags in Congress

nbcnews.com Members of Congress hoisted the flags to show their support for International Transgender Day of Visibility.


New GSS elective for the fall. THEA 301: PUNK ROCK MUSICAL THEATRE

Need your Theatre Lab credit? Need an F5? Need a GSS or Music Elective? Sign up for THEA301: Punk Rock Musical Theatre in the fall!


Culture of Consent

Today at 11 a.m., Counselor Haley Alsaffar will be leading the second installment of our lunch and learn series with a discussion on how to support survivors of sexual assault. We hope to see you there!


From the student leaders over at Culture of Consent:
LUNCH AND LEARN with Dr. Graybill tomorrow (2/27) in the Bell Room (RAT) at noon! We will be discussing postcolonial critiques of consent and biblical r**e narratives. https://mailchi.mp/104344e57512/momentum-lunch-and-learn

Are you subscribed to our weekly newsletter yet? Here are the highlights:
LUNCH AND LEARN with Dr. Graybill tomorrow (2/27) in the Bell Room (RAT) at noon! We will be discussing postcolonial critiques of consent and biblical r**e narratives.
SEND US YOUR ART! The first annual CoC art show is March 22nd-23rd. Details in newsletter.
And have you read our open letter to IFC yet? Click to get caught up. https://mailchi.mp/104344e57512/momentum-lunch-and-learn


The Sou'wester at Rhodes College

NEWS ALERT: There will be a silent protest Friday at noon in the library breezeway. There will be a minute of silence for each of the five reported campus assaults and one minute of silence for the unreported. Students are encouraged to wear black and make signs.

rhodes.edu 02/20/2019

Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies | Rhodes College

Have a research interest related to Memphis or the Mid-South? Consider applying for the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies this summer - you'll get special, one-on-one intellectual support for your project from some great profs as well as a considerable summer living stipend!

rhodes.edu The Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies is an eight-week summer program in which students of any major pursue research and creative projects through the regional lens of Memphis and the Mid-South area. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, the Rhodes Institute brings together students and facult...


Do you have a research/creative project based in the MidSouth that you'd like to dedicate the summer to working on? Come check out the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies info session today at 5pm!

mtsu.edu 01/28/2019

2018LGBTplusCCSchedule | Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is holding an LGBTQ+ Conference this April 5 -7 in Murfreesboro. It's free! Check out this page for details:



McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College

Dr Moss-Bouldin's talk is in half an hour in the studio! Come check it out!


McCoy Theatre at Rhodes College

Annual Pearce Shakespeare Endowment Lecture coming up on February 21st in Blount. Don't miss it!


Rage the Activist

First ever!

#trans #lgbtq


Sprinkle: Undergraduate Journal of Feminist and Q***r Studies

Submissions for Vol 12 of sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist & q***r studies are due on March 8, 2019. Check out Volume 11 (published in May 2018) at https://tinyurl.com/SprinkleVol-11.




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