October is LGBTQ History Month

Oct. 11, 2019

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with The Student Life Multicultural Center! 

There are multiple ways that the Ohio State University celebrates LGBTQ history month including programming, visibility campaigns and educational events. LGBTQ month is focused on both developing a sense of community within the LGBTQ and allied groups as well as reaching out to the entire campus and Central Ohio community to educate about current issues that bridge all communities and bring us all together as one University.

To get involved or for more information, please contact Jeff Perkins.



LGBTQ History Month Kick-off Film: Paris Is Burning and Discussion
Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Location: US Bank Conference Theater
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Description: This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey. There will be an engaging discussion following the film around ballroom culture today, the tv show POSE, and much more! 

LGBTQ History 101!
Date:  Monday, October 7th, 2019
Location: Enarson 230
Time: 8:00pm
Description: Join Students for Diversity in Education through Service (SDES) for a fun and engaging event about some of the most important milestones in LGBTQ history in the US. 

Out in Business: Coming Out Week Pride Photobooth
Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Location: Fisher Courtyard
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Description: The Pride Photo booth is an opportunity to promote visibility for the LGBTQ+ community in the Fisher College of Business. It's an open event where you can come to take pictures to celebrate your pride and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ History Month Kick-Off: Q*mmunity Dinner
Date: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Location: The Fawcett Center
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Description: Come join The Student Life Multicultural Center for our inaugural Q*mmunity Dinner to kickoff LGBTQ History Month! This event will celebrate our history as a community at Ohio State and within the United States. This event will also be in celebration of the 150th anniversary of The Ohio State University. 

Indigenous Peoples Day Keynote Speaker: DeLesslin George-Warren
Date: Monday, October 14th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theater
Description: Join Native American/Indigenous Student Initiatives, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day with a keynote talk from DeLesslin George-Warren. DeLesslin is a queer artist, researcher, and organizer from Catawba Indian Nation whose work ranges from performance to installation art to community education to food sovereignty to language revitalization. Since 2017 he has been the Special Projects Coordinator for the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project where he facilitates the Catawba Language Project, several food sovereignty initiatives, and other community education projects. In 2018 DeLesslin was recognized as a 2018 “40 Under 40” by the National Council on American Indian Enterprise Development. In 2017 he was selected as a Dreamstarter by Running Strong for American Indian Youth and in 2016 he was recognized as a “25 Under 25” by United National Inter Tribal Youth. This event is free and open to the public.

Pride OSU LGBTQ+ Student Orgs: A History
Date: Monday, October 14th, 2019
Location: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Description: Join Pride as we display and discuss the history, activism, and events of LGBT student organizations here at OSU!

Know Your Rights with Equality Ohio
Date: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: Rosa M. Ailabouni Room, Ohio Union
Description: Come join the Student Life Multicultural Center and Equality Ohio as we discuss the current laws and polices for LGBTQ individuals both nationally and statewide. This event will highlight the current protections in place for LGBTQ communities and how we can stay informed about what is happening! This event will count towards 1 DICE certification. 

Bittersweet Waters/Agua Agridulce
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Stillman Hall 100
Description: Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Latinx initiatives and LGBTQ Initiatives for a screening of the fil Bittersweet Waters, followed by a conversation with the Director of the movie Jesús Canchola Sánchez.
Film Synopsis: A young man living in rural Mexico loves in secret. In order to live truthfully, he must overcome his mother, his lover's fiancée, and the traditional community that surrounds him.

Trans*Mission: Screaming Queens: The Untold History of Transgender People
Date: Friday, October 18th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Houston House, Houston Grove
Description: Join Trans*Mission as we host a showing of Screaming Queens, a documentary about the Compton Cafeteria riots in San Francisco in 1966.This film  highlights the fight for rights of transgender people prior to the Stonewall Inn Riots. After the film screening, it will be followed by an hour long discussion.

oSTEM: Pumpkin Painting
Date: Monday, October 21st, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Denny Hall 262
Description: Please join oSTEM for a social and safe space for individuals to come together for a fun fall themed activity! Interest form will be posted to our social media soon.
Instagram: ostemohiostate
twitter: ostemosu

Jeopardy: LGBTQ History Edition!
Date: Monday, October 21st, 2019
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Enarson 230
Description: Join Students for Diversity in Education through Service (SDES) for a night of Jeopardy: LGBTQ History Edition! Come test your knowledge of important historical LGBTQ moments and movements. Anyone is welcome to join! 

LGBTQ History Month Film Screening: T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness
Date: Tuesday, October 22nd
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Alonso Family Room
Description: Join the Student Life Multicultural Center’s LGBTQ Student Initiatives, African/African-American Student Initiatives, and Women’s Student Initiatives for a special showing and discussion of T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s. This film highlights the hidden sexualities of Black women entertainers of the jazz and blues era of the 1920s. Highlighting historical figures such as Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, and more, these pioneers of the Blues successfully conducted same-gender relationships with friends and working partners is a tribute to their independent spirits and a marker of the relaxed mores that shaped the world of Black entertainment. There will be light refreshments served. This event counts toward 1 DICE certification.

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: MLK Room, Hale Hall
Description: Please join the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Student Life Multicultural Center as we show the documentary, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. This film highlights the life and contributions of one the most influential figures during the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin, who was an openly gay Black man that organized the March on Washington. After the film, we will have a panel discussion about the documentary. Refreshments will be provided. This event counts towards 1 DICE certification. 

Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Blackburn Victory Room
Description: Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Latinx initiatives and LGBTQ Initiatives for a night full of food, dancing, and celebration. This event will explore the interconnections of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community and explore the history of Latinx in the Queer Movement. Celebrate coming out and coming of age!

Open Safe Zone
Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Maudine Cow Room, Ohio Union
Description:  This Safe Zone session addresses the experiences of LGBTQ communities through an engaging and interactive instructor-led training. This session is designed to:

  • Provide an overview and discussion of issues and concerns faced by LGBTQ individuals and communities.
  • Increase awareness and understanding about sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
  • Provide resources for students, faculty, and staff for allyship.
  • Promote a safer, more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment in which all campus community members of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live and learn fully.

Counseling and Consultation Services: Conversation and Canvas. Shatter the Stigma: Mind OUT
Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Younkin Success Center 150
Description: Please join CCS and the Student Life Multicultural Center for a discussion around the exploration and reduction of LGBTQ Mental Health Stigma through a panel, open discussion, and an expressive art option. Free pizza will be served as this event!