LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month was created in 1994 by a high school history teacher in Missouri named Rodney Wilson. The month of October was initially chosen to include:
- National Coming Out Day on October 11
- Anniversary of the first LGBT March on Washington on October 14, 1979
The month also now includes:
- Spirit Day on October 20, when people wear purple in support of LGBT youth
- Ally Week, a week in which allies against LGBT bullying are celebrated
- The anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder on Oct. 12, 1998, which sparked the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association and other national organizations. In 2006 Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.
Thursday, September 27th, in LLC South.
TransPonder is hosting two hikes on September 28th and 29th, do not miss out!
Deadline on October 1st
Application Due October 1st
October 3rd, 12:00 - 1:30 PM.
October 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Join us for the Coming Out Week Festival
October 9th at the EMU Green.
October 25th, please fill out an application by Friday, October 12th at 8:00 AM.
The Division of Equity and Inclusion is committed to providing support to LGBTQIA faculty, staff, students and community members. DEI support includes:
- LGBTQIA | Dean of Students
- UO TeachOUT
- Queer Studies
- LGBTQI Scholarships
- LGBT Affirmative Therapy
- LGBTQIA Student Organizations:
- Queer Alliance (LGBTQA)
- The LGBTQA is a student-run organization dedicated to providing a space for all gender identities and expressions by organizing around lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer issues.
- OUTLaws are law students committed to promoting awareness, education, support, and appreciation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer legal issues and civil rights. All are welcome to join.
- Queer Student of Color (QSOC)
- QSOC is a discussion and support group for students who identify as an ethnic minority or a student of color as well as lesbian, gay, transgender, or queer. This group works to support each other through navigating multiple identities and their college experiences.
- Sappho: Queer Women's Discussion Group
- SAPPHO is a space for queer, trans, bisexual, and lesbian women to meet and build community through sharing their experiences and supporting each other.
- Theta Pi Sigma
- Theta Pi Sigma is committed to providing opportunities for positive leadership, change, philanthropy, and growth in the queer and trans communities at the UO.
- Queer Alliance (LGBTQA)