LGBTQ+ History Month

The Origins of LGBTQ+ History Month

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 LGBTQIAP+ community.

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See what the Pride Center is doing for this year’s LGBTQ+ History Month below.

Pride Walk: LGBTQ+ History Month Kickoff

In 2022 and recognition of National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month, campus partners from across NC State will host the second annual Pride Walk on Monday, October 3 at Stafford Commons and Wolf Plaza from 3 – 6 p.m.

What is Pride Walk?

Pride Walk embodies welcomeness and strengthens the sense of community for members of the NC State community who identify as LGBTQ+. The Pride Walk also will provide an opportunity for allies to show support for the LGBTQ+ community and connect the campus community with resources and training opportunities. 

How can I get involved?

Pride walk will kickoff at Stafford Commons with GLBT Center Director, Charla Blumell, giving an energizing send-off speech. Walk attendees will then follow an ADA accessible, 1.4 mile route, throughout NC State’s main campus passing 3 Rally Points and 3 Cheer Points along the way. Attendees will be welcomed back to Stafford Commons with a Lawn Party featuring food, games and community resources from across campus to conclude the event.

3 – 4 p.m.
Sign and T-shirt Decorating at Stafford Commons

4 – 4:10 p.m.
Welcome Speaker and Walk Kickoff at Stafford Commons

4:10 – 5 p.m.
Walk the Accessible Route

5 – 6 p.m.
Lawn Party at Stafford Commons

Walk with us:

By meeting at Stafford commons at 3pm to make a sign or a t-shirt, we start walking at 4pm! You’re also welcome to join the route as you see us on campus.

Cheer us on:

By stopping by one of our designated cheering locations with a sign, a pride flag, or other rainbow gear.

Who can join in?

Anyone! Students, Faculty, and Staff across campus are all invited.

See the route:



Interested in attending? Check out our calendar invite for more details!

Pride Walk 2022