Quinnipiac University
LGBTQ+ History Month

Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations

LGBTQ+ History Month

The Quinnipiac community pauses each October to celebrate and observe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer history.

LGBTQ+ History Month was first celebrated in the United States in 1994. October was selected to coincide with National Coming Out Day, which occurs annually on October 11. October 14 commemorates the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979. This celebratory month was originally known as Gay and Lesbian History Month, and additional identity acronyms were added over time to increase inclusivity of LGBTQ+ communities.

We hope that you will join us in our celebration.

Keynote Event

Lux Burgos Lopez speaks at a podium
Latinx and LGBTQ+: Exploring Intersectionality, Inclusion & Pride

7:00 PM (ET) on October 13, 2021 - 8:15 PM (ET) on October 13, 2021

Join us for an evening lecture by Luz Burgos-Lopez to highlight the intersections of the Latinx and LGBTQ+ community. Luz will discuss the challenges of coming out, the history of the term Latinx, and how we can better support queer Latinx students in higher education.
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