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LGBTQIA+ History Month 2021

The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the LGBTQIA+ 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, 2021

National Coming Out Day

October 25, 2021

Rev. Brain D. Crisp will discuss sexuality and gender identity issues in Christianity and in the Bible. Rev. Crisp is currently Minister of Missions and Adult Education at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He frequently lectures about gender and sexuality and the Hebrew Bible. In addition to this work, he is a facilitator and organizer with Racial Equity Institute. He holds degrees from Furman University, Southern Theological Seminary, University of California at Los Angeles, and Vanderbilt University. The presentation begins at 3 p.m. and can be attended virtually at

November 13-20, 2021

Trans Awareness Week will be celebrated November 13-19 and Trans Day of Remembrance is November 20. For more information, visit the Trans Awareness Week webpage.

November 16, 2021

A panel of individuals who identify as sexualities other than heterosexual will discuss their identities and experiences with an audience of the UNCP community and others. They will explain their sexuality identities and the audience will have the chance to ask them questions. Attend the virtual panel event at 3 p.m. via

December 1, 2021

The Lavender Graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Annex and recognizes the academic achievements of LGBTQIA+ graduates. Participants are required to RSVP.