October 10, 2017



The UNT Libraries are honored to present the 2017 installment of Outrageous Oral, in partnership with The Dallas Way, UNT’s Pride Alliance and LGBT Studies Program. This exciting storytelling series recounts GLBT life in North Texas. 

Make your plans now to attend on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in The Forum (Room 140) of Willis Library on the UNT campus at 1506 Highland Avenue in Denton. The program begins at 6:30pm.

This year's speakers are:

Dr. Chwee Lye Chng
Brandon Corpus
Bart Poché

​Diane Reeve
Chris Walker

There is no charge to attend Outrageous Oral events. Each Outrageous Oral presentation is recorded and archived in The Dallas Way collection at UNT. Additional oral and written histories of people important to LGBT history in North Texas are also included in that collection. Materials are being digitized to allow world-wide access to this significant history.

For visitor parking information, please visit the UNT Transportation website. The closest metered lot to Willis Library is Lot 25 at the corner of Avenue C and Highland St.

August 28 - December 15, 2017

October 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the inaugural display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. With so many years passed, and the invention of medications allowing people to live with HIV/AIDS, it is easy to forget the devastation that this outbreak caused. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was created to give a visual reference to the number of people lost to this disease, and to act as a reminder of the events that caused so many lives to be lost.

This exhibit explores Dallas' response to the AIDS crisis, and the LGBT community's commitments to educating and caring for those affected. The Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of the NAMES Project Foundation played a major role in keeping the issue of HIV/AIDS in the minds of the public, while also helping those who had lost loved ones to heal.

This exhibit pulls information and artifacts from UNT Special Collections' LGBT Archive, and so focuses on telling the story of gay men affected by HIV/AIDS. It is important, though, to remember that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted to anyone, and the victims of this disease, those represented in the AIDS Memorial Quilt, are of all ages, genders, races, and sexual orientations.

The exhibit can be viewed any time during our regular hours:
  9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday
 August 28 – December 15, 2017
 Willis Library Room 437 

Or you can view the exhibit online.

April 10, 2017 


Date: TBD 

Out in the Workplace
Out in the Workplace panel with the LGBT Studies Program on campus. While planning is still in motion, the goal is to bring activists and professionals to discuss the process of coming out and the status of LGBTindividuals in the workplace. This event, which would allow open attendance, would be especially beneficial to students aspiring to enter the professional world and faculty members who are tentative about being out at work.
March 23, 2017 
Women's History Month Lecture 
March 23rd, 2017 at 5pm, Location TBD 
The Department of History is currently coordinating with Dr. Katie Hindmarch-Watson of Johns Hopkins University for her to speak on March 23, 2017 as this year’s Women’s History Month speaker.
A major up-and-coming scholar in Modern British history, Dr. Hindmarch-Watson combines histories of sexualities, gender, and labor to consider power and agency in the processes of industrial working-class formation. Her research has uncovered how boy prostitutes and femal cross dressers fit into networks of broader class politics.
For UNT's History Department Women's History Month event she will speak about "The BBC, public uplift, and queer modernism: the interwar 'talks' experiment.” More about Dr. Katie Hindmarch-Watson can be found here:


Feb 13, 2017 

Come hear Professor Melissa Michelson speak on her new book
“Listen, We Need to Talk”
Monday, February 13, 6:30—Wooten Hall 222
Professor Michelson teaches at Menlo college (California). She has written award-winning books about race, ethnicity and politics.
Listen, We Need to Talk explores rapidly-evolving public attitudes toward marriage equality and other hot-button issues.

► Public reception after the lecture in Wooten Hall 161 ◄

This event is sponsored by:
Department of Political Science Martin Colloquium         
Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Women’s and Gender Studies
LGBT Faculty Network
Latino and Mexican-American Studies (LMAS)