Queer and Transgender People Of Color

The Institute for LGBT Studies & the Office of LGBTQ Affairs support Professor Francisco J. Galarte and the QTPOC Lecture & Workshop Series

Since becoming a Faculty Fellow at the LGBTQ Resource Center in 2013, Professor Francisco J. Galarte has been getting acquainted with the needs and interests of LGBTQ students across the University of Arizona campus. As a faculty member in the department of Gender and Women’s studies and as a member of Faculty Advisory Committee, FAC, for the Institute for LGBT Studies, Professor Galarte consistently interacts with LGBTQ students of color on who have expressed an inability to feel intelligible on campus, in student life, and in the classroom. Given his consistent accessibility and regular student interactions as a Faculty Fellow, a group of LGBTQ students of color approached Professor Galarte to ask for support in programmatic and intellectual interests in and beyond the classroom.  In an effort to provide a venue for this marginalized and underserved community and their allies, Professor Galarte designed and developed the “Queer and Trans* People of Color, QTPOC Speaker Series.”  The QTPOC Speaker Series, supported by the LGBTQ Resource Center (with link: http://lgbtq.arizona.edu/qtpoc-speaker-series, the Common Ground Alliance (with link http://commonground.arizona.edu/) and the Institute for LGBT Studies, hosts up-and-coming artists, activists, and scholar-creators focused on QTPOC cultural productions. The QTPOC Speaker Series features public lectures and film screenings as well as workshops and performances for UA students and for the Tucson community more broadly.  This innovative student-centered project highlights and contributes to the Institute for LGBT Studies' commitment to critical and creative scholarship, community engagement, rigorous cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange, and pedagogical innovation as well as inclusive excellence. 

Poster, Kit Yan, Queer Heartache Poetry Slam, Kit standing in Times Square NY

QTPOC - Queer Heartache: Slam Poetry Performance

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
8:30am to 9:30am

Presenter: Kit Yan


QTPOC - Being Alone in a Room Full of Your "Friends"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 -
7:00am to 9:00am

Presenter: Wade Davis

QTPOC - Black Trans Revolutionaries

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Presenter: Monica Jones, Lourdes Ashley Hunter (MPA)

QTPOC - Where we were, where we are

Friday, November 20, 2015 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Presenter: Bombay Salcedo

QTPOC - Loving Yourself with Conviction

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presenter: Dulce Garcia, Maya Chinchilla

QTPOC - Laverne Cox

Monday, May 4, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Presenter: Laverne Cox

QTPOC - Darkmatter

Friday, February 13, 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm


QTPOC - micha cárdenas: Informal Lunch and Discussion

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: micha cárdenas

QTPOC - Talking Trans & Elected Officials: A conversation with Kim Coco Iwamoto

Friday, September 5, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm