LGBT History Month

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:

The month also now includes:

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.

The Division of Equity and Inclusion is committed to providing support to LGBTQIA faculty, staff, students and community members. DEI support includes:

UO Resources:

  • 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
      • 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.