October is LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ book display on view in the Library for the entire month of October.

LGBTQ+ History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes a civil rights statement by recognizing and exploring the  contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer individuals in history.

National Coming Out Day also takes place in October. It is an internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about LGBTQ+ issues. It is observed by members of the LGBTQ+ communities and their supporters on October 11 every year.

How you can celebrate LGBTQ+ History month:

  • Come down to the Library and check out a book or DVD from our LGBTQ+ display
  • Attend one of the many LGBTQ+ campus events (see Org Sync for the full calendar)
  • Check out some online resources such as the LGBTQ History Month site and the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Library Research Guide with numerous databases, books, and websites listed
  • Post an announcement on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram