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LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month


LGBT History Month was created in 1994 by a high school history teacher in Missouri called Rodney Wilson. The month, which garnered early support from organizations such as GLAAD and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), was initially chosen to include the by-then well-established National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 and the anniversary of the first march on Washington by LGBT people in 1979 on Oct. 14. The month now also includes Spirit Day on Oct. 20, on which people around the country wear purple in support of LGBT youth; Ally Week, a week in which allies against LGBT bullying are celebrated; and the anniversary of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard's murder on Oct. 12, 1998, which sparked the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

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"Where Stonewall Never Happened: The Fate of LGBTQ+ Individuals in Russia and What We Can Learn from Their Stories"
Discussion

Monday, October 5, 2020

5:30 pm CST

"To commemorate LGBTQ+ History Month, the Topper Pride Alumni Chapter invites you to join us for a look at LGBTQ+ history from a global perspective with our guest presenter, Marko Dumancic.  Marko serves as the Director for the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning and Associate Professor of History at Western Kentucky University."

It will be live streamed on Facebook Live.

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"Coming Out"
Panel Discussion

Sunday, October 11, 2020

4-5pm

"The Coming Out Panel is composed of people of varying sexual identities and orientations. These individuals on the panel have experiences in "coming out" to the public to their families, friends, and to themselves. They will explain their different "coming out" stories to the audience/attendees. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session."

Zoom ID 95005119564

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Pride Camp
Mini Conference

Saturday, October 17, 2020

1 pm

"The inaugural Pride Camp is designed to provide networking opportunities and exposure to campus and community resources to students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. The purpose is to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ+ and ally undergraduate college student leaders to create and implement a more inclusive and safe campus environment in the United States."

Register by October 14th at this link.

 

EducateYourself!

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LGBT Trivia
Kahoot Game

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5-7pm

Test your LGBT knowledge in this high energy trivia game! Win up to $100 in prizes!

Zoom # 97459741924

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Safe Zone Training
 Diversity Training

Friday, October 9, 2020 (Students) | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (F/S)

Noon-3:00 PM | 9 am-12 noon

Safe Zone training is an opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ (lesban, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identities, gender, gender identity, sexuality, and to examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Attend and learn how to create LGBTQ+ inclusive communities at WKU!

Students can register via this link. Faculty/Staff can register via this link.

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HIV Testing
Testing

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

9 am-12 noon

Free HIV counseling and testing provides many benefits to our community. When individuals know how HIV is spread and know their HIV status, they can better protect themselves and their partners.

Health Services Building, Suite 1064

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Topper Pride Alumni Chapter: Changing History-Advocating for Civil and Human Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community in the Present and Future
Educational Discussion

Monday, October 26, 2020

5:30  PM CT

How do you change history?  You advocate for change today. State Representative has been a long-standing advocate for equality, fairness, and civil rights as an academic and engaged citizen. Revisit some of the historical change in recent years that Patti has witnessed and fought for as an ally and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community.

It will be live streamed on Facebook Live.

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Sexual Health and Wellness
 Discussion

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

7-9pm

This event is to educate students on sexual health, STD’s/STI’s, and practicing safe sex. There will be a guest speaker panel, allowing students the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a healthy conversation. In relation to wellness we will include topics of mental, physical and emotional health. 

DSU Night Class

 

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Grocery Bingo

October 6th, 2020 & October 22, 2020

7  pm & 8 pm

Preston Multipurpose Room

Compete to win free groceries, while learning health facts. Earn Well U credit.

Register at this link to attend.

"Moonlight" Movie Viewing & Discussion

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

6pm-8pm

DSU Night Class

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.

Drag Bingo featuring live drag performances!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

5-7pm

Zoom# 95550956050

 

 


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