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LGBTQ+ History Month

October 1 - 31

LGBTQ+ History Month *Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to here you can go." - James Baldwin
LGBTQ+ History Month *Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to here you can go." - James Baldwin

Join us for Virginia Tech’s 2021 LGBTQ+ History Month. Learn where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we are headed. Featuring events with the Black Cultural Center, Black Organizations Council, Cook Counseling Center, American Indian and Indigenous Community Center, El Centro, and College of Arts and Human Sciences.

LGBT History Month is anannual month-long observance in October of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. During this month of events, we also acknowledge: International Pronouns Day, Asexual Awareness Week, Spirit Day, Intersex Awareness Day, and National Coming Out Day.


Monday, October 3rd

Queer Movie Monday: 

Paris is Burning (1990)

6:30pm EST | Newman Multipurpose Room

 

Thursday, October 6th

Trans & 2Spirit: a Moderated Conversation with Rey Resendez

6pm EST | Graduate Life Center Auditorium

Co-sponsored by: HokiePRIDE, El Centro, & the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center

 

Friday, October 7th

Women’s Center Sapphic Cinema Presents: But I‘m a Cheerleader (1990) Screening

6pm EST | Women’s Center Lower Level

 

Monday, October 10th

Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Charlie Amáyá Scott

6pm EST | Newman Multipurpose Room

Attend Virtually: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/81316856844

Co-sponsored by: the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center

 

Tuesday, October 11th

Q*nnection Lunch  & Learn: Cubby and Queer Media Creation 

12pm EST | Brush Mountain A & B 

 

Thursday, October 13th

Free & Confidential STI Testing

10am-3pm EST | Brush Mountain A & B

 

Friday, October 14th

Free & Confidential STI Testing

10am-3pm EST | Brush Mountain A & B

 

Lavender House Ribbon-Cutting

2:30pm EST | O’Shaughnessy Hall

 

Homecoming Parade

7pm EST | The route will go down Washington Street, Main Street, Alumni Mall, and end with the Drillfield spirit rally & concert. 

 

Wednesday, October 19th

International Pronouns Day

11am-4pm | LGBTQ+ Resource Center

 

Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place with Neema Avashia

6pm EST | Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89847773272

Co-sponsored by the Asian Cultural Engagement Center

 

Friday, October 21st

Women’s Center Sapphic Cinema Presents: Fear Street: Part 1 - 1994 (2021) Screening

6pm EST | Women’s Center Lower Level

 

Sunday, October 23rd

Old Southwest Walking Tour in Roanoke 

2pm | Highland Park Fountain

 

Tuesday, October 25th

The Life of a Wartime Celebrity: Margaret Chung with Judy Wu

6pm EST | Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/83048968326

Co-sponsored by the Asian Cultural Engagement Center

 

Friday, October 27th

HokiePRIDE Halloween

7pm EST | Newman Multipurpose Room

 


LGBTQ+ History Month was established in 1994 to recognize and celebrate significant historical moments for people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ or queer community. If you are in need of an accommodation, please contact Dr. Ashleigh (Bing) Bingham at anbingham@vt.edu or call (540) 231-3533