CSU-Pueblo honors LGBT History Month with campus events

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THE SIGHT OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS, WHICH LAUNCHED THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT AS WE KNOW IT TODAY
  • The sight of the Stonewall Riots, which launched the LGBTQ rights movement as we know it today
LGBT History Month began on Oct. 1, and provides an opportunity to reflect on the great strides made by the LGBTQ community, in the face of great challenges. Colorado State University, Pueblo will honor the occasion with events throughout the month of October that promote education and discussion around LGBTQ culture and history. These events are open to faculty, staff, students and the wider community.

See below for a current schedule of events, and keep an eye on the student activities webpage for further updates.

Oct. 3 – LGBTQ+ History Month Kickoff with Game Night: 3-5 p.m., Greenhorn Hall. Test your knowledge on LGBTQ+ history. Play games while educating yourself about LGBTQ+ culture.

Oct. 11 – LGBTQ+ History Movie Night and Discussion: 5 p.m. in Psychology 153.The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) will host a screening of the movie, “Were the World Mine,” a film depicting a gay student at an all-boys school who is regularly bullied. With a magical flower derived from Shakespeare’s famous “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” he turns his town gay so that they may walk in his shoes.

Oct. 19 – Make Your Own Pride Gear: 2-4 p.m., Psychology 153. Craft banners to use in marches and create art to hang in the library and display cases.

Oct. 25 – Safe Zone Training: 2-4 p.m. in Culebra Hall. This training presents attendees with knowledge on the LGBTQIA community. Participants begin their training by attending a mandatory orientation session and continue their involvement through monthly luncheon discussions. Participants will learn to identify and explain appropriate LGBT resources for students in need, be informed about significant LGBT issues, and be able to identify at least two ways to improve their support of the LGBT community. Please RSVP via diversityresourcecenter@csupueblo.edu, as space is limited. 


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