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Annual Events


Fall Semester

Welcome Week
Welcome week is our week of events that kicks off the year and welcomes LGBTQI & ally individuals to campus either as first year students or back from the summer. It’s your chance to connect with others and see what the community has to offer.
2015: Welcome Week Schedule
2014: Welcome Week Schedule
2013: Welcome Week Schedule

International Celebrate Bisexuality Day
This day, celebrated on or around September 23rd, is a call for the bisexual community, and their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture. Events are typically co-sponsored with the Vanderbilt Lambda Association.
2014: Visi-Bi-lity Days

LGBT History Month
October is a celebration of LGBT history and people. It includes the celebration of National Coming Out Day (October 11th), and provides LGBTQI and allied individuals a chance to make their identities known. A featured profile speaker and Lambda’s Annual Drag show highlight the week’s worth of events.
2015: Coming Out Week Schedule
2014: Coming Out Week Schedule
2013: Laverne CoxDrag Show
2012: Coming Out Week Schedule

Transgender Day of Remembrance
This day, observed on or around November 20th internationally, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. TDOR brings attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. We partner with several community organizations across middle Tennessee for this event.
2014: TDOR Recap from Out & About Nashville
2013: TDOR Recap from Out & About Nashville

Spring Semester

Out in Front LGBTQI and Ally Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference
Students meet peers from across the state to share resources, develop leadership skills, and foster a strong community of LGBTQI and allied student leaders.The mission of OUT in Front is to engage students, faculty, and staff from across the region in issues relevant to the LGBTQI community and society at large.

Lavender Celebration
Lavender Celebration is a tradition that began in 2008 at Vanderbilt, held in addition to regular commencement activities. Its aim is to celebrate the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied graduating undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff. All members of the Vanderbilt community are welcome to attend!

As the dates/times of these events vary each year, please check our calendar for additional information.