LGBTQ+ History Month was first proposed in 1994 by Missouri teacher, Rodney Wilson, but it wasn’t until 1995 that it became a nationally observed month. While both Pride Month and LGBTQ+ History Month celebrate those who identify as LGBTQ+, the history month is dedicated to education. October was chosen because National Coming Out Day falls on October 11th. This holiday commemorates October 11th, 1987, when 500,000 people came together for March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
How Can I Celebrate?
OCT. 3, 2-3:30p, Multicultural Resource Center PSU 101
Listen as Missouri State students and a faculty member share their experiences.
OCT. 4, 6-8:30p, PSU Cafeteria
Come karaoke with some local drag queens!
OCT. 10, 8a-8p, Multicultural Resource Center PSU 101
Come check out and grab our free, handmade pronoun and flag pins!
OCT. 18, 7-8p, PSU Theater
Speaker is To Be Announced! Can you guess who it is? Here are some hints:
- The first out transgender actor with a featured role in a Marvel film
- He appears in the musical finale to landmark Amazon series Transparent
- This year, he had his first lead role in Netflix’s upcoming animated show: “Dead End: Paranormal Park” where he will voice a gay, Jewish, trans teenager navigating life
OCT. 21, 6-8p, PSU Ballroom
To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month coming to an end, a drag show with local queens will take place!