LGBTQ+ History Month started when Rodney Wilson decided he wanted to be inclusive with his curriculum and educate his students about the legacy of the LGBT in 1994. This month was chosen because of the second march on Washington for Gay and Lesbian rights, which was later celebrated as National Coming Out Day on October 11. Join us at NC State as we celebrate our GLBT community.
Reclaiming Our Narratives
In 2021, the GLBT Center focused on the well-being of our community. One part of our well-being was taking the time to reflect on how we took care of ourselves, how we shaped the narratives around mental health in our communities, and how we reclaimed narratives that shaped our histories and continue to shape our futures.
For our LGBTQ+ History Month, our events centered around the way we created, shared, and reclaimed our narratives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex people. Therefore, the theme “Reclaiming Our Narratives” drew attention to the way our communities were talked about, who was invisiblized, and how we moved forward together.