2017 LGBT HISTORY MONTH
Governors State University proudly celebrates LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH with month-long calendar of programs and events!
LGBTQ LITERARY WORKS & RESOURCES GSU Library
Seeking to be more aware of the LGBT community? GSU Library has a collection of books, DVDs and eBooks dedicated to the LGBT experience. Visit www.govst.edu/library or contact us at email@example.com.
October 2 – 16
LGBTQ HISTORY DISPLAY
B Wing Display Case
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Thursday, October 5
UNLEARN, RELEARN LEARN: WHEN SEXUALITY
3:30 p.m., A1115 – Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room
Featuring Quincy James Rineheart, Scholar in Residence for the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Inc and PhD Student in African American Religious History and Cultural Studies, Chicago Theological Seminary. This program will provide insight on the intersection of sexuality and faith.
Wednesday, October 11
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
12pm - 1pm, Hall of Governors
Pick up a ribbon to wear in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ community as we celebrate their coming out experience
Monday, October 16
GENDER REVOLUTION SCREENING
4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Engbretson Hall
Katie Couric explores the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity. Post-screening discussion led by Dr. Jason Zingsheim
Thursday, October 19
BROTHERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT SEXUALITY
5pm, Hall of Honors
Come share your thoughts and learn more about the intersection of maleness, manhood, masculinity and sexuality.
Thursday, October 19
IDEAS LAB: THE TRANS PHENOMENON
Presented by Vanessa Sheridan, Director of Trans Relations at
Center on Halsted
3:30 p.m., Engbretson Hall
Intercultural Development for Equity and Success Labs (IDEAS Lab) is an innovative program designed for faculty, staff and students to engage in a think tank acknowledging campus inequities that may limit student success.
Saturday, October 21
8 p.m., Center for Performing Arts
Tickets: $28 ($10 for Students with I.D) Discount not available
online. Contact 708.235.2222 for tickets or visit
Post-show talkback with playwright and cast.
Written by Shepsu Aakhu, this story of love, tolerance, and race
explores acceptance of transgender relationships in a journey
from a small town to the city. ADULT CONTENT AND NUDITY.
Tuesday, October 24
SAFE ZONE TRAINING
SafeZone is a training program open to faculty and staff ONLY at this time. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation while exploring different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all orientations, genders, sexualities, identities, and levels of being out. Participants must RSVP by October 17 at
SPACE IS LIMITED
Thursday, October 26
ASEXUAL DOCUMENTARY SCREENING
5:30-8 p.m., Location TBA
Facing a sex obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, asexuals–people who experience no sexual attraction–struggle to claim their identity. Post-show Discussion led by Dr. Lara Stache.
For updates and/or more information visit www.govst.edu/diversity or email firstname.lastname@example.org