- Cultural Calendar
October is LGBTQ+ History Month! Created in 1994, by a Missouri high school history teacher named Rodney Wilson who believed that a month should explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ history, LGBTQ+ History Month honors the history and courageous achievements across the years of LGBTQ+ people, including a spotlight on National Coming Out Day on October 11.
National LGBTQ+ History Month has since evolved and expanded into a celebration of current LGBTQ+ community icons and leaders every day of the month. Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, this month marks a vital and important reminder of the importance of marches, parades, and other peaceful activism in enacting social change for the better.
Join us in celebrating our LGBTQ+ staff, students, and community members on this important day, and all month long!