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LGBTQ+ History Month

October 1 - 31

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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.


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


October 4th

Q*mmunity Support Group
5:30pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC

 

LGBTQ+ DND Night
7pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC
 

October 5th

From Hitchock High to the NFL: I am Michael Sam
6pm EST via Zoom (https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89316865776)
Co-sponsored by: Virginia Tech Athletics, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Black Cultural Center, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Women’s Center, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, & LGBTQ+ Resource Center

 

October 7th

Love It, Like It, or Leave It: Establishing Healthy Relationships & Spotting Red Flags
7pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC
Co-sponsored by: the Women’s Center and Hokie Wellness

 

October 8th

Being Seen: The Impact of Trans Visibility with Meghan Buell
2pm EST in Litton-Reaves 1670
Director of Transgender Resource, Education & Enrichment Services

 

October 9th

Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Roanoke
1pm EST at City Market in Roanoke
Tour stops may include Roanoke’s late nineteenth- century red light district; places associated with the history of the gay rights activism; and sites of conflict between local government, police, & LGBTQ community.

 

October 13th

“Latinx” w/ JP Brammer
6pm EST via Zoom (https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/83468857780)
Author of Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons
Co-sponsored by: El Centro & LGBTQ+ RC

 

No Place like Homecoming Drag Show
7pm EST Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Co-sponsored by: Residence Hall Federation, LGBTQ+ RC, and Gender Inclusive Housing

 

October 18th

Q*mmunity Support Group
5:30pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC

 

LGBTQ+ DND Night
7pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC

 

October 19th

LGBTQ+ Resource Center Awareness Day
11am-4pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC
Free t-shirts, crafts, and more!

 

October 20th

International Pronouns Day
11am-4pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC
Make your own pronoun bracelet or pin!
Co-sponsored by HokiePRIDE & LGBTQ+ RC

 

October 21st

“Breathing Fire: Remembering Asian Pacific American Activism in Queer History” with Dr. Amy Sueyoshi
6pm EST via Zoom (https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89874180275)
Co-sponsored by: the Asian Cultural Engagement Center & LGBTQ+ RC

 

October 26th

Asexual Possibilities with Angela Chen
6pm EST via Zoom (https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87012478940)
Author of Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
Co-sponsored by: Asian Cultural Engagement Center & LGBTQ+ RC

 

October 27th

Lavender House LLC Interest Meeting
6pm EST in the LGBTQ+ RC
Come and learn about VT’s newest LGBTQ+ living-learning community!