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Macaulay Honors College announces a year of inspiring programming on campus to celebrate and recognize our LGBTQIA+ community. Beginning in the fall 2023, events and activities will include workshops, panel discussions, guest lectures, and film screenings—and culminate with the LGBTQ+ Image Award presentation in May, 2024.

The events are part of a year-long series at Macaulay entitled Being Seen: A Year of LGBTQIA+ Programming that aims to engage the broader community and foster an environment in which all are welcome to learn, create and work, free from discrimination or bigotry of any kind. 

Events will take place approximately each month, and include something for every interest. Admission is free and open to students, staff, faculty and the public. 

  • Queer with a Career Workshop: Moving from College to the Workplace and Day of Service 
  • Lecture: How Anti-Trans Health Legislation Harms Intersex Care 
  • Training: Bystander Intervention to Support LGBTQ+ Community
  • Callen-Lorde Workshop: Community Health Education 
  • Film Screening and Discussion: Every Body 

One of the most exciting events is a tribute to LGBTQ+ representation in CUNY filmmaking. The 16th annual CUNY Film Festival, hosted at Macaulay Honors College in the spring, will include special screenings, a historical timeline exhibition, and the presentation of the CUNY Film Festival’s LGBTQ+ Image Award.


Programming is made possible by generous funding from the New York City Council Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual Caucus; and the Office of the Mayor; and supported by The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives (CUNY).  The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium was established at Queens College in 2017 and now includes 14 campus participants across all five boroughs. The group archives LGBTQIA+ history across New York, and supports LGBTQIA+ training, education, and programming. MORE

For more information, contact Dr. Roblin Meeks, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Macaulay Honors College, at roblin.meeks@mhc.cuny.edu