The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the LGBTQIA+ History Planning Committee at UNC Pembroke recently announced events for LGBTQIA+ History Month. Celebrated annually in October, the month’s events highlight the histories and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual or ace, and other persons along the spectrum.
Events to be held during LGBTQIA+ History Month include:
October 11, 2020
National Coming Out Day
October 12-16, 2020
Facts about historical people and events from the LGBTQIA+ community are posted on stakes between the Chavis University Center and the English E. Jones Center. A door, painted with the progressive pride flag, is also situated between the Chavis University Center and the English E. Jones Center in celebration of National Coming Out Day.
October 22, 2020
A panel of current and former students, faculty and community members will discuss their experiences as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The panel discussion begins at 3:30 p.m. and can be attended virtually at https://uncp.webex.com/meet/melissa.buice.
October 23, 2020
A panel of social scientists will discuss differences in sex, gender and sexual orientation based on their respective field. Attend the virtual panel event at 2 p.m. via https://uncp.webex.com/meet/abigail.reiter.
October 29, 2020
Dr. Tyler Flockhart, an assistant professor of sociology at Viterbo University, will explore the issues within parent-LGB child relationships. View Dr. Flockhart’s presentation virtually at 3 p.m. at https://uncp.webex.com/meet/abigail.reiter.
November 10, 2020
The inaugural Lavender Academic Achievement Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. and recognizes the academic achievements of LGBTQIA+ graduates. Participants are required to RSVP.
November 6 - 13, 2020
Trans Awareness Week will be celebrated November 6-12 and Trans Day of Remembrance is November 13. Additional information is forthcoming.