LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month


Movie Screenings Every Wednesday in the Social Justice Center (Com 204) 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 4:  Gen Silent

The critically acclaimed documentary about LGBTQ older people going back into the closet to survive an often hostile care system.  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people who fought the first battles for equality now face so much fear of religious objection, bullying and abuse that many are hiding their identities.  Thousands are dying earlier than their straight counterparts because of added isolation and fear.

Wednesday, October 11:  Disclosure

Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments.

Wednesday, October 18:  The Times of Harvey Milk

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.

Wednesday, October 25:  Paris is Burning

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. 

National Coming Out Day

Wednesday, October 11th

Join us on Library Lawn from 10am-4:00pm and COME OUT with your good news!  All particpants will receive a colored heart to fill out and share their good news.  The hearts will be collected and used for a future art exhibit that will be displayed in the new LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Center.

Spirit Day

Thursday, October 19th

What is Spirit Day?  Spirit Day is the world’s most visible anti-bullying movement inspiring LGBTQ youth, especially transgender and nonbinary youth to live their lives in their truth and authenticity.  Commit to wearing purple on Thursday, October 19th and showing LGBTQIA+ youth you’ve got their backs!   You can also stop by The Social Justice Center between 9:00am-4:00pm and receive a free Spirit Day sticker!