Queer Lunch, initiated in 2014, is a monthly event designed to bring Temple community members together to discuss LGBTQIA-related topics. Designed and managed by the Queer Lunch Committee, this program invites participants to have courageous conversations in a safe and welcoming space. The lunch also serves as a means to reconnect with Safe Zone Allies.

Last year, we facilitated some dynamic conversations addressing inclusive spaces, mental health, and action & activism within the LGBTQIA+ community. This coming year, we are engaging the community on conversations addressing Community building from scratch, Life, Spirituality & Religion, Sexual Health and much more.

Queer Lunch is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event with some food provided by Rad-Dish Co-op and is open to all students and staff members at Temple University.

Our remaining Queer Lunches for the Spring 2016 semester are on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11 - 12 pm at the Wellness Resource Center

Topic: Queer in STEM

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11 - 12 pm at the Wellness Resource Center

Topic: Intercommunity Issues

Please feel free to email our Gender and Sexuality Inclusion Extern Sheena Sood at or Halley Balkovich at for further questions.