Monday, October 2, 2023 October is LGBTQA+ History Month. Four ways you can show support at UNL.
by the students and staff of Gender and Sexuality Center and Student Affairs.
Learn the history.
For individuals and allies outside the LGBTQA+ community (and even those inside it) a great place to start is become acquainted with the history of the LGBTQA+ community. Many resources are accessible online, including the Human Rights Campaign , them , the Trevor Project , and PFLAG .
On campus, the Gender and Sexuality Center maintains an LGBTQA+ library with a selection of 1,200 nonfiction and fiction books to check out for free.
Find gender-affirming clothing.
Visit the Lavender Closet in Nebraska Union, Room 346. The Closet is a donation-based resource for students to get free gender-affirming clothing. On Instagram, follow @unlgsc to see outfits made entirely of garments from the Closet.
Looking for additional options nearby? Connect with Trans Stitchin’ in Omaha.
Attend events celebrating LGBTQA+ identities.
We recommend the Night of the Living Drag Show on Oct 27, 2023 in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room. EVERYONE is welcome to attend, especially individuals who have never been to a live drag show.
It’s free to attend yet everyone is encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or personal hygiene product to donate to Husker Pantry.
Find more events and activities here.
An excellent way to celebrate the LGBTQA+ community is to support campus resources through donations.
- The Lavender Closet is the GSC’s most popular resource as it provides gender-affirming clothing so that people can look and feel their best in their own clothes.
- Menstrual product donations are another way to provide to the community. Upon request, the GSC packages kits with pads, liners, tampons, menstrual cups, and more.
- Assist LGBTQA+ and allied students experiencing a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses with a monetary donation to the Student Support Fund. Eligible students receive a grant to assist with the short-term financial hardship.