HIV Testing

Free HIV Rapid Testing
Thursday, April 29 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Baldwin Building, Second Floor

Each of us has an HIV status. It is vital that you know yours. Testing will be available tomorrow afternoon -- results in 20 minutes with no needles.

Testing services provided by Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley
Sponsored by Campus Life LGBTQ Programs and the Office of Health Services

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Gender-Free Orgasm

Could it really be possible to have an orgasm with your clothes on, without touching yourself or being touched by anyone else? Can you really reach ecstasy simply by breathing? Barbara Carralles, renowned sex educator and author, will lead a workshop exploring the unlimited possibilities of orgasm, particularly the vast range of orgasms that lie beyond those achieved by genital stimulation. Although this is a participatory workshop, here will be NO nudity and you will NOT be asked to work with a partner. Barbara is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure. Her work is centered on a holistic, metaphysical, practical, humorous, entertaining and gender-fluid approach to conscious sexuality. Barbara currently lives in New York with her partner Kate Bornstein.


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Maggots and Men

Tuesday, April 20, 7:00pm, Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders 212

Filmmaker Cary Cronenwett will present a screening of "Maggots and Men," an experimental historical narrative, set in a mythologized, post-revolutionary Russia that re-imagines the story of the 1921 uprising of the Kronstadt sailors with a subtext of gender anarchy. In addition to being a thoughtful homage to Soviet silent era directors and artists of the Russian avant-garde, the film explores themes of re-invention, revolution, community, and corruption. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow. Maggots and Men was made possible by The Film Arts Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations at Vassar should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Living within the Borderlands of Gender

Monday, April 19, 5:30pm, Taylor 203
"From M/F boxes on identity forms, to sex segregated facilities, to everyday social interactions, the premise that there are only two immutable genders shapes virtually every aspect of our social world." Reese Kelly, doctoral candidate from the Sociology department at SUNY Albany, and recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women’s Studies, will give a lecture on the ways trans people are relegated to the borderlands of gender, and obliged to create physical embodiments that cohere to normative standards of “maleness” and “femaleness” in order to fully participate in society. Reese's work seeks to expand queer theories of sex, gender and sexuality by providing a more nuanced analysis of gender performativity and gender policing.

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Party Monster

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Silent Service: Don't Ask. Don't Tell.

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Hidden Voices: Lives of LGBTQ Muslims

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All Over Me

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