International Studies & Programs


LGBTQA+ History Month

October is LGBTQA+ History Month! Join the LBGT Resource Center in reflection, solidarity, and learning.

From the LBGT Resource Center Newsletter dated October 1, 2019:

"This time of year our community reflects on instances in our history that have propelled us to this moment. We also envision a future that we can work towards today.

'History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.' -Maya Angelou

This month we will reflect on our past with courage and speak the names of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, James Baldwin and others who gave us language and loved us before we were here. Join us in commemorating the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising through a series of programs funded by the Creating Inclusive Excellence grant! Our 50 Years Stronger programming will bring speakers and experiences to campus for faculty, staff, and students to engage is conversation and learning. Check out the events below and please share them with your community. We hope to see you there."

Various - LBGTRC Listening Circles

The LBGT Resource Center is hosting a series of listening circles in October and November. These listening circles will help us to better understand what queer and trans students want and need from our resource center and university. Each circle is capped at 10 participants so please RSVP early! 

October 11 - Time to Read: Drag Storytelling


Time to Read: Drag Storytelling

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with drag queens Asio Aviance and Caj Monet! Asio and Caj will read a special selection of LGBTQA+ children's books, perform, and answer questions from the audience. This event is brought to you by the LBGT Resource Center, Student Parent Resource Center, and the Writing Center.

Food and fun provided.

Friday, October 11, 2019
McDonell Hall Kiva

October 11 - National Coming Out Day Dinner

NCODD.jpgNational Coming Out Day Dinner

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the LBGTRC! Whether you are out or not, you are enough right where you are! Enjoy FREE dinner, speakers, and an open mic event. This event is brought to you by Residence Education and Housing Services, the MSU LBGT Resource Center, and Stonewall Society.

Food and fun provided.

Friday, October 11, 2019
Holmes Dining Hall Spartan Room

October 16 - Understanding Pronouns Lunch & Learn

Pronouns.jpgUnderstanding Pronouns Lunch and Learn

Join the LBGTRC's Jesse Beal and Oprah Jrenal for a deep dive into pronouns! It can be difficult to speak without using pronouns. After all, we have been socialized and educated to use them. Despite the everyday use of pronouns, their impact on understanding gender expression and gender identity is often underestimated.

In an effort to better serve our students and each other, please join the staff of the LBGT Resource Center for an in-depth look at pronouns. We will discuss how to ask for pronouns, how to share your own, what to do when you make a mistake, and why using “they” as a singular pronoun is not a new phenomenon!

Wednesday, October 16th 2019
12:00 - 1:30PM
Mosaic Multicultural Center 

October 18 - "Screaming Queens" Film Screening

SQ.jpgView the documentary "Screaming Queens: The Riots at Compton's Cafeteria" at the LBGT Resource Center. Continue the commemoration of 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising by learning about an LGBTQA+ riot that took place 3 years earlier in 1966! Film is 56 mins long.

TW/CW: frank discussion of murder of trans people, drug use, explicit mentions of sex, outdated/pejorative language to describe trans and gay people.

Friday, October 18
LBGT Resource Center, 302 Student Services

October 28 - An Evening with Laila Ireland

Laila.jpgAn Evening with Laila Ireland

Veteran Laila Ireland is a retired Healthcare Management and Administration Specialist and served for 12 years in the United States Army. In 2015 Laila and her then fiancé, SSgt Logan Ireland, courageously came out as transgender service members by sharing their story in the Emmy®-nominated New York Times short film "Transgender, at War and in Love.” Join Laila Ireland as she talks about the trans military ban, her story as an activist, and current issues facing trans service members.

Monday, October 28
Business College Complex Room M235

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