LGBTQ News and Events



2014 Lavender Graduation Key-Note Speaker wins Miss Gay America Pageant 2015
(Oct. 22 2014) Todd Mauldin, also known as Blair Williams, a Savannah local and a big community leader for LGBTQ has finally accomplished his dream goal of winning the Miss Gay America pageant. "Dream on!".

PFLAG Savannah Mom Shares her Powerful Story opens in a new window
(August 3, 2012) Phyllis Panhorst was featured in PFLAG National's Focus on the Field blog. Phyllis is a PFLAG Savannah opens in a new window mom and advisor to the local LGBTQ youth group, Stand Out Youth opens in a new window (SOY).

Sexual Identity and Religion Speaker Series

Safe Space has put together this new speaker series in collaboration with Gender and Women's Studies, International Education, and Gay-Straight Alliance.
Download the poster for the Sexual Identity and Religion Series, 2mb pdf
  • November 1, 7 p.m. (Student Union Ballroom C)
    The kick-off event for the series will be Rabbi Robert Haas of Congregation Mickve Israel addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community and the responsibility of the Jewish Community to continue and extend necessitated support.
  • November 8, 7 p.m. (Ogeechee Theater) - Hidden Voices, The Lives of LGBT Muslims
    At age 19, while trying to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, Faisal Alam organized the first-ever gathering of LGBT Muslims, which led to the founding of Al-Fatiha, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. Alam will discuss his experience being a member of the LGBTQ Community as well as Pakistani Muslim (this event is open to the public).  Watch the Video
  • November 15, 7 p.m. (Solms Hall room 108) - Film: "For the Bible Tells Me So"
    Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families, we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. “For the Bible Tells Me So” offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity. 

LGBTQ Diversity Film Series

The LGBTQ Diversity Film Series will resume in Fall 2012.  Past themes have included: the intersection of homophobia and racism, lesbian activism, religion and conversion therapy, marriage equality and adoption rights, coming out, and multicultural diversity within the LGBTQ community. Please check back here for updates! All of our films are distributed by Frameline opens in a new window of San Francisco.

Past films

  • Tongues Untied
  • No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
  • Abomination: Homosexuality and the Ex-Gay Movement
  • Out in the Heartland
  • Same Difference
  • Coming to Terms
  • 7 Years
  • Act of Faith
  • Two Spirits 


The Armstrong Gay-Straight Alliance meets every Wednesday at 8:00 pm in University Hall room 156.

Safe Space Workshops

Fall 2013 Dates

September 24 (Tybee Conference Room)
September 25 (Tybee Conference Room)
October 29 (Tybee Conference Room)
October 30 (Tybee Conference Room)
November 26 (Tybee Conference Room)

Spring 2014 Dates

January 28th  (Tybee Conference Room)
January 29th  (Sapelo Meeting Room)
February 25th (Tybee Conference Room)
February 26th (Sapelo Meeting Room)
March 25th (Tybee Conference Room)
March 26th (Tybee Conference Room)
April 29th (Tybee Conference Room)
April 30th (Sapelo Meeting Room)
May 27th (Tybee Conference Room)
May 28th (Sapelo Meeting Room)


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