LGBT 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
This year, the GLBT Center is focusing on the well-being of our community. One part of our well-being is taking the time to reflect on how we take care of ourselves, how we shape the narratives around mental health in our communities, and how we reclaim narratives that have shaped our histories and continue to shape our futures. For our GLBT History Month, our events center around the way we create, share, and reclaim our narratives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and intersex people. Therefore, our theme is “Reclaiming Our Narratives” to draw attention to the way our communities are talked about, who is invisiblized, and how we can move forward together.