LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

October 1st-31st


October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month in the United States. It was first observed in 1994. October was selected because it coincides with National Coming Out Day on October 11, and because it is the month of the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979. More recently, in October 2010, Spirit Day was established in response to a string of high-profile teen suicides that year. The goal is to raise awareness about bullying of LGBT youth. Source: 



2022 LGBTQ+ Resources Center Event Calendar

These are the events that are hosted by or participated in by Mason entities:


DateEvent NameEvent TimeEvent LocationSponsoring Orgs/UnitsRegistration (if applicable)
Thursday, October 6thLGBTQ+ Graduate, Professional, and Contemporary Student Social- Fairfax5:30pm-7:30pmSUB I 2200- LGBTQ+ Resources CenterLGBTQ+ Resources CenterRegister Here
Thursday, October 13thLGBTQ+ Graduate, Professional, and Contemporary Student Social- SciTech5:30pm-7:30pmThe Source, Katherine Johnson 122LGBTQ+ Resources Center, UL SciTechRegister Here
Thursday, October 13thVisiting Filmmakers Series: Unapologetic with filmmaker Ashley O'Shay6:00pm-8:30pmJohnson Center CinemaFilm at Mason, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ+ Resources CenterRegister Here
Friday, October 14th (BIPOC Well-Being Week)Free HIV Testing with INOVA Juniper12:00pm-4:00pm (by appointment)HUB BallroomStudent Health Services, LGBTQ+ Resources CenterRegister Here
Friday, October 14thQSLC Presents: Queer Rights and Midterms6:30pm-8:30pmMerten 1201Queer Student Leadership Council, Bridge at Mason, Democrats at Mason, YDS at Mason, LGBTQ+ Resources CenterRegister Here
Wednesday, October 19th (History Spotlight)LGBTQ+ Elders- Queer Mason History (feat. Ric Chollar and Rose Pascarell)12:00pm-1:00pmZoomLGBTQ+ Resources Center, Women and Gender Studies Register Here
Thursday, October 20thLGBTQ+ Graduate, Professional, and Contemporary Student Social- Mason Square5:30pm-7:30pmThe Plaza, Mason SquareLGBTQ+ Resources Center, UL Mason SquareRegister Here
Tuesday, November 1st (Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month) A Conversation with Two-Spirit Elder Elton Naswood3:00pm-4:00pmZoomLGBTQ+ Resources Center, Native American and Indigenous Alliance, Center for Culture, Equity, and EmpowermentRegister Here