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Upcoming Events

FALL 2014

September 18: Queers, Beers and Steers: A Welcome Back PEFSA Happy Hour

Want to connect with LGBTQ and allied faculty and staff at UT Austin? Meet the leaders and members of PEFSA (The Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association) for our annual welcome back happy hour. All current, past and future members are welcome to attend! Free appetizers for all and free drinks for current or new members! People can renew their membership at the happy hour! Cash and check accepted. Or renew online!

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Gabriel's Café at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.

September 19: PEFSA Leadership Team Meeting

Join the PEFSA Executive Committee and interested LGBTQ and Allied Faculty and Staff Leaders to discuss and plan the future of PEFSA. Membership is also open to benefits-eligible graduate students working on campus. Want to meet out and proud faculty and staff on the 40 acres? Want to see a specific PEFSA event happen this year? Want to learn more about the history of the movement for competitive partner benefits at UT? Want to organize other LGBTQ Longhorns for a more inclusive campus?

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: GSC Conference Room, Student Activity Center, SAC 2.112

September 20: Longhorns March together in Austin Pride!

Join the Texas Exes LGBT Network, the Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association and any UT Austin students, faculty, and staff who want to march in Austin Pride! If you want to be part of the UT contingency, meet at 6:20 at 14th and San Jacinto. We will have a point person to register the contingency and find out where to get in line in the parade. Parking: 1401 San Jacinto, free parking. Enter on Trinity. Many folks choose to wear burnt orange and rainbow longhorn shirts!

OCTOBER: Documentary Screening


DECEMBER: Celebrate the end of the semester with PEFSA

Assistance at PEFSA Events: should you need ADA accommodation, please request at least five business days before event.

Past Events

September 2013 - August 2014

03/25: Soft Benefits Roundtable
02/14: PEFSA Shows Our Love for You
11/19: Annual University Resource Group Potluck
10/10: Get Covered!
09/19: PEFSA Happy Hour - Gabriel's Café
09/07: Austin Pride Festival

September 2012 - August 2013

05/15: Alumni Celebration & Lavender Graduation
03/07: PEFSA luncheon with the LGBTQA Research Cluster
12/13: PEFSA Happy Hour - Gabriel's Café
11/19: Annual University Resource Group Potluck
11/16: PEFSA Luncheon
09/22: Austin Pride Festival

September 2011 - August 2012

08/30: PEFSA Happy Hour - Gabriel's Café
08/29: PEFSA table at Annual Bloq Party
05/24: PEFSA Lynne Milburn Awards Luncheon
04/16: Ally Rally at UT
03/05: Spring Ally Rally Planning Meeting
02/13: "OUT AT WORK" Documentary
12/15: Holiday Party - Gabriel's Café
11/14: Trans Awareness and Trans Day of Awareness
10/10: People We Need to Know On Campus & In Our Community
09/29: URG Joint Reception
09/12: Town Hall
09/10: Austin Pride Parade – PEFSA Float

September 2010 - August 2011

05/09: End of the Year Celebration Luncheon
04/11: Competitive Insurance Benefits Update
03/14: Bisexuality: Discussing the Rarely Discussed 'B' in LGBT
03/10: Happy Hour - Cactus Cafe
02/14: Competitive Benefits Rally - Photos & Video
02/10: Happy Hour - Crown and Anchor
01/26: URG Campus Safety Presentation
12/13: Holiday Party - Gabriel's Café
12/10: Ally Toolkit Training with the GSC
12/04: Pride Build with Habitat for Humanity
11/17: URG Annual Potluck
11/08: Ally Appreciation
10/21: October Social - Gabriel's Cafe
10/11: Faculty from the LGBTQ/Sexuality Research Cluster
09/30: Fall Mixer - Trudy's
09/13: Equity – Domestic Partner Benefits Update
09/09: Fall Mixer – The Highball

September 2009 - August 2010

07/27: PEFSA Summer Mixer – Rusty Spurs
06/05: Austin Pride Parade – PEFSA Float
05/17: PEFSA Spring Celebration – Scholz Garden
04/13: Real Estate for the GLBT Community
03/08: Financial/Estate Planning for the LGBT Community
03/01: Happy Hour – São Paulo's
02/21: Second Annual Texas Equity Conference
02/08: Equality Texas Update
01/20: Happy Hour – Clay Pit
12/14: PEFSA Holiday Party – Gabriel’s Café
11/20: B.O.B. Rally
11/17: URG Potluck Lunch
11/09: Legally Wed? Same-Sex Marriage in Texas
10/12: Transgender 101
10/10: Pride Build with Habitat for Humanity
09/30: Safe Space Training

September 2008 – August 2009

06/10: Movie Night – Friends and Family
05/11: Spring Thank You Celebration
04/20: Barbara Jordan Statue Unveiling Event, UT URGs co-sponsorship
04/14: Hearing on HB 861, Witness Statement Signing
04/13: LGBTQ Research Cluster
03/09: Games Day
02/21: First Annual Texas Equity Conference
02/09: Equality Texas Update
12/10: Day Without a Gay Event (promoted by PEFSA)
12/08: PEFSA Holiday Party
11/18: URG Potluck Lunch
11/12: Domestic Partner Benefits Rally – Texas Union Patio
11/10: DPB Update
10/23: Alamo Drafthouse Movie Night – Priscilla Queen of the Desert
10/13: UT Queer History
09/08: How to be an Ally

September 2007 – August 2008

07/15: Movie Night - But I'm a Cheerleader
05/12: End of Year Social
04/14: DPB Update
03/03: PEFSA Book Club - Book of Salt
02/29: Faculty Research on GLBTQ Topics
02/11: I <heart> PEFSA!
01/14: Faith and Personal Identity
12/10: Holiday Social
11/20: URG Potluck Lunch
11/05: GLBTQA Celebration Luncheon
10/08: Intersections: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movement in Mexican-American Experience
09/10: Fall Kickoff

September 2006 – August 2007

08/30: Happy Hour - Gingerman
05/08: Happy Hour - Doña Emilia's
04/09: The Future of Queer Studies at UT
03/05: General Meeting
02/12: General Meeting

September 2005 – August 2006

12/11: PEFSA Holiday Pot Luck
08/07: GLBTA Faculty-Staff (early name of PEFSA) Business Meeting
06/12: GLBTA Faculty-Staff (early name of PEFSA) General Meeting
05/08: GLBTA Faculty-Staff (early name of PEFSA) Inaugural Meeting

5 September 2014