2016 LGBT HISTORY MONTH
Governors State University celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month with a series of events during the month of October.
“For a community deprived of its history, LGBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community, and recognizes our extraordinary national and international contributions,” said Malcolm Lazin, executive director of the Equality Forum, an international civil rights organization.
LGBT History Month was first celebrated in 1994. October was chosen as the month for the celebration because National Coming Out Day was first held in October, and October commemorated the first march on Washington by LGBT people in 1979.
EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
LGBTQ LITERARY WORKS & RESOURCES
Seeking to be more aware of the LGBT community? GSU Library has a collection of books, DVD’s and eBooks dedicated to the LGBT
Visit, www.govst.edu/library and select the Library Catalog located under Library Resources. Type in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender or LGBT for your keyword and you will find a listing of items that are currently available in the GSU Library. Visit the library or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 17th—October 31st
LGBT IN AMERICA: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
B Wing Display Case
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Tuesday, October 4th
SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORKSHOP
3:30pm - 5pm, Engbretson Hall
This workshop will be presented by Amanda Evans (former YWCA
Advocate) and Vicki Meilach (Community Outreach Coordinator) for South Suburban Family Shelter. The workshop will highlight
domestic violence and sexual assault certifications that can be obtained giving viable experience for program majors such as; Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, and Addictions. This experiential
learning opportunity will help students to develop in their programs while offering real life experience.
Tuesday, October 11th
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY CELEBRATION
3:30pm, Hall of Governors
Join us as we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. Hear stories from the LGBT community, their families and allies about their experiences and learn how to support those who came out. Refreshments will be served. ALL are welcome to join the celebration regardless of sexual
Monday, October 17th
MOVIE & PIZZA NIGHT
7:30pm, Engbretson Hall
GNSX is sponsoring this meet and greet to connect members of the GSU LGBT community. There will be a movie discussion and great networking opportunities.
Thursday, October 20th
QUEER MEDIA REPRESENTATION
4:30pm, Engbretson Hall
From the network dramas of Empire and How to Get Away With Murder, to sitcoms like The Real O’Neals and Modern Family, on prestige cable in Game of Thrones and Mr. Robot, and streaming everywhere on Transparent, Grace & Frankie, and Sense8, LGBT characters have carved out a small but visible presence in pop culture. Come join the students from Intro to Media Studies and Intro to Gender and Sexuality Studies for an interactive discussion on queer media representation.
Monday, October 24th
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE INFORMATIONAL
3:30pm, Student Commons
Come learn more about the Gay Straight Alliance and become a part of this organization as a member of the LBBTQ community or as an ally.
Thursday, October 27th
LGBT...IT’S MORE THAN ALPHABET SOUP
3:30pm – 4:15pm, Engbretson Hall
Come learn more about the not so common sexual orientations beyond lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender such as asexual, pansexual and others.
For updates and/or more information visit www.govst.edu/diversity or email email@example.com