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A town of many colors: Oxford Pride

April 28, 2022 By Brittany Kohne via the Daily Mississippian All the colors of the rainbow will collide on April 24-30. Oxford Pride, organized by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, is hosting a whole week of LGBTQIA+ events. From a Pride Interfaith service on April 24 to a parade and drag show […]


Glitterary Festival Examines Boundaries of Literature and Gender

Organizers hope to spark community conversation surrounding race, class and intersectionality April 26, 2022 By Michael Taplin Members of the University of Mississippi and Oxford communities can listen and learn about queer ideas and representation in literature by attending the Glitterary Festival, a queer literary festival with a broad definition of what is literature and what is […]


Campus and Community Partners Spotlight Issue of Child Care Access

Isom Center to screen ‘Through the Night’ documentary and host child care panel The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is partnering with a number of other university and community organizations to screen the documentary “Through the Night” to spark conversation around the issue of child care. The focus is on providing […]


LGBTQIA+ Lounge

A Place for All

Gift supports student programming in LGBTQIA+ Lounge January 14, 2022 By Mary Stanton Knight A gift from a University of Mississippi alumnus will support Spring Pride Camp, an annual event designed to provide fun, networking opportunities and information on campus resources for students who are members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. […]


Filmmaker Visits Oxford to Close Out Sarahfest

Kate Tsang to explore movie’s coming-of-age themes in craft talk October 30, 2021 By Staff Report The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a screening, craft talk and public reception for filmmaker and Emmy-nominated writer Kate Tsang on Nov. 3-4. Her debut film, “Marvelous and the Black Hole,” will […]


Kate Tsang

Filmmaker Kate Tsang Visits Oxford to Close Out Sarahfest

October 19th, 2021 by Theresa Starkey On Wednesday, November 3rd and 4th, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a screening, craft talk, and public reception for artist, filmmaker, and Emmy-nominated writer Kate Tsang. Her debut film, Marvelous and the Black Hole, will be screened at […]


Decorative Promotional Poster for the new Literary Magazine

Missy, New LGBTQ+ Literary Magazine, Launches Thursday

University’s newest student publication showcases poetry and art October 19, 2021 by JB Clark Like clues in a scavenger hunt, stickers with nothing more than the word “Missy” and a QR code are making their way around campus to promote and distribute the first issue of the University of Mississippi‘s latest student-led publication. Anyone who scans […]


IDEAS Forum: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity - Advancing through scholarship

IDEAS Forum hosted on Monday

October 17th, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian  The University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts and ISOM Center hosted an IDEAS Forum on Monday evening to speak about the current Queer Mississippi Oral History Project and its potential theatrical adaptation. The Queer Mississippi Oral History Project has over 40 interviews and counting. The […]


Jenny Conlee, of the Grammy-nominated band The Decembrists, will accompany a number of Ole Miss students alongside Sarahfest artist-in-residence Kelly Hogan for an Oct. 29 performance covering music throughout the decades. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Sarahfest 2021 Highlights DIY Arts and Music

Annual festival to host its first artist-in-residence September 28, 2021 by JB Clark This year’s Sarahfest is celebrating the do-it-yourself ethic that has been central to so many queer and feminist communities with its theme of “DIY Style.” The annual festival, hosted by the University of Mississippi‘s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, will feature […]


‘Out in the Grove’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Community

June 12 event to welcome community, provide resources for all June 10, 2021 By JB Clark After a year without an official pride celebration on the University of Mississippi campus and in the larger community, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is bringing the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community to the […]