LGBTQ+ History & Pride Month

During LGBTQ+ History Month (Oct. 1st - Oct 31st), we honor and celebrate the achievements that the LGBTQ+ community has influenced across the world. LGBTQ+ history month was founded by Missouri high school teacher Rodney Wilson, who has dedicated the month of October to learn about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement and historical figures.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June 1st - June 30th) was created to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, New York City. Pride Month focuses on the LGBTQ+ movement towards equality and the visibility of LGBTQ+ people. Due to Pride Month celebrated in June, L&C celebrates Pride Month during April to accommodate for the academic school year. 

Many thanks to Queer Student Union, Gagged, Hillel and the LGBTQIA+ History Month Planning Committee for helping us with this month of events!

2023 Events

  • Tuesday, October 10th from 10-2:00pm: National Coming Out Day Tabling - join Queer Student Union (QSU) for a fun, interactive tabling session at JR Howard.
  • Wednesday, October 11th from 3:30-5:00pm: IME x QSU hosts our annual LGBTQIA+ Social. This event welcomes students, staff, and faculty from all three campuses to be themselves in a space for those who identify as part of the Queer community to be together. Allies are welcome too! The event location will be in Council Chambers. RSVP is appreciated.
  • Monday, October 16th from 5:30-6:30pm: IME presents Queer and/or Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Community Circle. A space for students who identify as QTPOC to connect about their intersecting identities. Location: IME Suite (3rd floor of Fowler). RSVP is appreciated.
  • Wednesday, October 18th from 2-4:00pm: LGBTQIA+ History Month Planning Committee presents a Queer Clothing Swap opportunity. Get what you need that expresses who you are! Location: Tamarack Residence Hall.
  • Thursday, October 19th from 5-7:00pm: LGBTQIA+ History Month Planning Committee presents a Tea Party & Poetry night. Come get some warm refreshments while we listen to student poets. Location TBD. Email IME ( to stay updated.
  • Friday, October 20th from 6:30-9:00pm: IME and Hillel presents: Queer Shabbat Dinner & Community Circle. This space is intended for those who identify as Queer and Jewish. Location is TBD. Email IME ( to stay updated. Dinner will be provided so RSVP is appreciated.
  • Saturday, October 28th from 7-9:00pm: Gagged presents a Drag Show! Come give some love to our wonderful performers at Evans Auditorium.
  • Monday, November 16th from 6-8:30pm:  LGBTQIA+ History Month Planning Committee presents a Queer Craft Night. Come get creative and share your expression through art. Location: IME Suite (3rd floor of Fowler Student Center).

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More information and RSVP forms in our LinkTree!
IME’s LinkTree

Learn about our Queer Student Union (QSU) student affinity group! | Instagram

Learn about our Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC) student group by reaching out to to rekindle QTPOC!

Resources for LGBTQ+ community members:

Trans Day of Remembrance Booklet

Trans Day of Remembrance Ally Booklet

Queer Student Resources | Equity & Inclusion Office