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Upcoming Events

2021 Trans Awareness Week Opening: Eva Reign on the Power of Storytelling

Monday, November 15th, 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Zoom Webinar

Join LGBTQ @ Columbia + Multicultural Affairs for the 2021 Columbia University Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speaker Eva Reign on the Power of Storytelling!

Eva is a Black trans actor and writer originally from St. Louis. Most known as a host for Vice News' Transnational, Eva is also known for her writing which has appeared in publications such as Vogue, The Cut and Highsnobiety. She had a column with Them. entitled "In Bloom" where she wrote about the beauty and strength of Black trans life. Eva is also a film fellow with Queer|Art, and recently made her feature film debut starring in Billy Porter's "What If" premiering later next year.

The event is open to the Columbia community. Registration

Past Events

CU OUT on the Town: New York LGBTQ Film Festival 

October 15-26, 2021 | Virtual

LGBTQ @ Columbia has purchased virtual all-access passes to Newfest, the New York LGBTQ Film Festival for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate students. We only have a limited amount of passes, to get your pass please fill out the form. Passes will be given out to students randomly. If you have questions, please email

Big Queer Welcome Party

Friday, October 1st Noon- 2:00 PM | Lewisohn Lawn

All students are welcome to join us as we welcome all of our LGBTQ+ students and staff as well as allies to campus! Hosted by LGBTQ @ Columbia, Barnard Student Experience + Engagement and General Studies Student Life

List of All Programs and Events

Quench (Queer + Lunch) Series
A lunch and discussion series exploring intersectional LGBTQ and ally topics.

CU OUT on the Town
A series of LGBTQ-, gender-, and sexuality-focused outings to events and sites around NYC.

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Socials
Social and educational program series to build community and connections for queer and trans people of color.

QT Talks: A Virtual Support Space for Queer and Trans Students
Biweekly support space that centers on current issues and topics related to queer and trans students at Columbia University.

LGBTQ Open House (September)
An annual open house to learn more about LGBTQ resources and how to get involved in LGBTQ life at Columbia University.

Queer Awareness Month (October)
A collaborative month of events and education between Columbia and Barnard to increase awareness about LGBTQ issues and history.

Trans Awareness Week (November)
A week-long series of events that raise awareness and educate the Columbia community about the lives and experiences of transgender and nonbinary communities.

QSplash (April)
A queer/trans-friendly, body-positive pool party! Open to all undergraduate students. Columbia College students can also take their swim test. 

Lavender Graduation (May)
An end-of-the-year celebration and LGBTQ leadership award ceremony for students, faculty, and staff in the LGBTQ and ally community at Columbia and Barnard. Graduating students are recognized with a rainbow tassel.

LGBTQ @ Columbia


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