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OSU LGBTQ+ Community Film, 2015

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0:00 - Film introduction

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Partial Transcript: This film is a sharing of the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people at Oregon State University.

Segment Synopsis: Kiah McConnell, the creator of the documentary, introduces the film and provides context via voice-over.

Keywords: LGBT; LGBTQ; lived experience; Oregon State; OSU; OSU Pride Center; Queer history

Subjects: College student development programs college students Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements Student participation in administration

0:38 - Background of the Oregon State Queer Archives

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Partial Transcript: The OSU Queer Archives are committed to the intentional preservation and sharing of local LGBTQ narratives

Segment Synopsis: Kiah describes the mission and purpose of the OSU Queer Archives.

Keywords: archives; LGBT; LGBTQ; lived experience; oral history; Oregon State; OSU; queer archives; Queer history; valley library

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

1:20 - Oregon State University Pride Center

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Partial Transcript: The Oregon State University Pride Center, previously known as the Queer Resource Center, was created in 2001

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides background and history of the OSU Pride Center, which leads into a number of interviewees sharing their thoughts on the center and its contributions.

Keywords: CRC; Cultural Resource Center; LGBTQ college students; LGBTQ resources; OSU Pride Center

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

5:47 - Resources of the OSU Pride Center

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Partial Transcript: The center provides a lot of resources. First and foremost, we have a peer support trained staff

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Keywords: CRC; Cultural Resource Center; LGBTQ college students; LGBTQ resources; OSU Pride Center

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

8:22 - Social media as a community resource

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Partial Transcript: The increased use of social media at the Pride Center represents a shift in resource and program organizing

Segment Synopsis: This brief segment discusses the role of social media at the Pride Center, and features a clip from an interview with one of the Pride Center's student social media managers.

Keywords: access; community; CRC; Cultural Resource Center; LGBTQ college students; LGBTQ resources; OSU Pride Center

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

9:32 - Gaps in inclusion and support for the LGBTQ+ community

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Partial Transcript: OSU, as far as resourcing, is one of the best institutions I've ever seen slash worked for

Segment Synopsis: Interviewee Jeff Kenney describes the state of OSU's resourcing capabilities

Keywords: funding; queer community; Queer resources; student leadership; university resources

Subjects: College student development programs college students Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Student participation in administration

14:01 - Collaboration among OSU communities

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Partial Transcript: It's been my experience that the times where the cultural resource centers have come together and designed a program together

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Keywords: CRC; Cultural Resource Centers; leadership; organizing; OSU Pride Center; student involvement; university collaboration

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

14:25 - The Pride Center garden as a community collaboration project

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Partial Transcript: The Pride Center garden is the result of a collaboration between the Pride Center and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

Segment Synopsis: Kiah introduces the Pride Center garden by providing history and context, and interviewee Aisha Young describes the vision and mission of the garden.

Keywords: environmental sustainability; food justice; OSU Pride Center; queer activism; student leadership; student organizing

Subjects: Gender minorities Lesbian activists Lesbian college students Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

15:56 - Background of SOL, Oregon State's LGBTQ+ multicultural support network

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Partial Transcript: The central mission of SOL, the LGBTQ multicultural support network is to improve the overall campus climate

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides background for SOL, describing the mission of the organization, and the support and resources it provides to students.

Keywords: CRC; Cultural Resource Center; QTPOC; queer and trans people of color; queer and trans students of color; SOL

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

16:35 - History of SOL

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Partial Transcript: An individual named Derron Coles was at the heart of the movement to create an organization that directly addressed the needs of LGBTQ students of color

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides a brief history of SOL. Following this, a number of interviewees who have been involved with SOL provide their thoughts on and experiences with the organization.

Keywords: CRC; Cultural Resource Center; QTPOC; queer and trans people of color; queer and trans students of color; SOL

Subjects: Gender minorities Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

26:02 - Introduction to Rainbow Continuum

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Partial Transcript: Rainbow Continuum is Oregon State University's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer social group

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides a brief synopsis of the services Rainbow Continuum provides to the OSU community.

Keywords: gender bias; gender inequality; intersecting identities; OSU drag show; queer inclusivity; Rainbow Continuum; student leadership

Subjects: Drag shows Gay pride celebrations Gay Pride Day Gender minorities Lesbian activists Lesbian college students Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

26:30 - History of Rainbow Continuum

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Partial Transcript: At seven pm, on November 4th, 1976, a group of students met in the Women's Center

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides a brief history of Rainbow Continuum, and her voice-over is accompanied by clips of interviewees describing the organization and its benefits.

Keywords: LGBTQ history; OSU Women's Center; queer history; queer leadership; student leadership; student organization

Subjects: Drag shows Gay pride celebrations Gay Pride Day Gender minorities Lesbian activists Lesbian college students LGBT History Month Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

32:03 - Pride Week at Oregon State University

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Partial Transcript: Pride Week is an annual celebration of LGBT identities and experiences

Segment Synopsis: Kiah provides context for the Pride Week celebration, and interviewees discuss their experiences with helping to plan and organize Pride Week each year.

Keywords: programming; queer community; queer spaces; Rainbow Continuum; safe space; student activism

Subjects: Archives Drag shows Gay pride celebrations Gay Pride Day Gender minorities Lesbian activists Lesbian college students LGBT History Month Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements

35:43 - OSU drag show

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Partial Transcript: The drag show is important for a lot of people, and beyond being important to a lot of people, its very well attended

Segment Synopsis: Interviewees describe what the drag show has meant to them personally, and remember their experiences participating in and planning the shows.

Keywords: drag kings; drag performance; drag queens; gender identity; OSU drag show; performativity; student performance

Subjects: Drag shows Gay pride celebrations Gay Pride Day Gender minorities Lesbian activists Lesbian college students LGBT History Month Oregon State University Oregon, Western Sexual minorities Sexual minority community Student activism Student movements