October marks the spot for GLBTQ History Month. A plethora of events are being hosted by Keweenaw Pride to honor the GLBTQ community and raise GLBTQ awareness. Here is a list of events that will be taking place this month:
History Month Slide Show
Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 31 Electronic Display System
Learn about GLBTQ individuals and events that have impacted history and culture.
Out in the Silence
Thursday, October 4 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fisher 135
Attend a Film Screening and panel discussion about the reality of coming out in small, rural towns. Admission and concessions are free of charge.
National Coming Out Day
Thursday, October 11 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm MUB Courtyard
Show all your support for the GLBTQ Community by coming out as an ally. Free stickers, resources, and rainbow candy will be provided.
Thursday, October 11 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hamar House Lawn
Join Keweenaw Pride for the 12th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death as they honor his legacy and remember the GLBTQ students who have lost their lives by suicide and violence.
Your Great Queer History 101 & How it Shapes Your Campus Activism
Tuesday, October 23 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm MUB Alumni Lounge
GLBTQ history is not typically taught in high schools or on college campuses, so many GLBTQ students are not aware of the GLBTQ people over the centuries on whose shoulders they stand. In recognition of GLBTQ History Month, visiting speaker Dr. Ronni Sanlo will share a bit of her own historical journey, offer insight to harassment and language, and celebrate being out with pride.
Screening of 8
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm Fisher 135
Watch an all-star cast featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Bomer as they perform a staged reading of the play 8, a dramatization of the 2010 court case that challenged the legality of California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage.
For more information on GLBTQ History Month, please visit www.keweenawpride.org
Information on GLBTQ History Month courtesy of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.