Join Missouri State University in recognizing LGBTQ+ History Month this October.
“When we recognize and honor LGBTQ+ history, we contribute to a more inclusive and just world,” said Shy Wells, assistant director of multicultural programs and LGBTQ+ student services at Missouri State.
“Celebrating LGBTQ+ history isn’t just an act of celebration; it’s also a stand against injustice and discrimination that the LGBTQ+ community face.”
Several events will take place this month.
This year’s PRIDE Fair is at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Plaster Student Union (PSU) Ballroom.
The two-hour event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
The fair will give people an opportunity to learn how to be a great ally. There will also be information about organizations at MSU and in the Springfield community that are LGBTQ+ focused.
“We want people to see businesses in the community that support LGBTQ+ individuals through events, talent and opportunities,” Wells said.
The following events are free and open to the MSU community. No registration is required.
Movie Night, 6 p.m., PSU Theater
Check out the powerful queer film “Moonlight.”
LGBTQ+ History Month Speaker, 7 p.m., PSU Theater
Learn about the perspectives and culture of the LGBTQ+ community from the guest speaker.
Voting Awareness, 2 p.m., Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
Learn about voting and advocacy from PROMO (Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ+ equality) and MSU’s Paws to the Polls.
International Queer Panel, 2:30 p.m., MRC
Hear from international peers about their experience in the U.S. as queer individuals.