Kent State Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History Month
The Kent State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Center is celebrating LGBTQ History Month this October.
Diverse discussion groups, games, art exhibits and speakers will be available throughout the months of October and November.
“It is vital for our students and our campus community to come together and celebrate LGBTQ icons and innovators whom, throughout history and even in the present, have been made invisible through mainstream heterosexism and cisgenderism. Understanding LGBTQ history and discrimination is the first step to making our campus safe for all queer-identified people,” says Roxie Patton, program coordinator for Kent State’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center.
“Two Spirits” will be held Oct. 16, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 204 at the Kent Student Center. Filmmaker Lydia Nibley will explore the Navajo tradition of two-spirit people.
“The Fagbug” will visit the Kent Student Center on Oct. 23, from 7-10 p.m. in Room 204. Erin Davies, victim of a hate crime involving her car being vandalized, drives the car around the country to speak about hate crimes and homophobia.
On Oct. 24, the center will host the LGBTQ version of the game “Hollywood Squares” called “Stonewall Squares.” From 7-9 p.m. in Room 306 at the Kent Student Center, participants can answer trivia and win prizes.
Lastly, Queer Voices will celebrate LGBTQ student-submitted art in the Multicultural Lounge. The pieces will be on display all day onNov. 14, and performances will be held from 7:30-10 p.m.