Wednesday, September 29, 2021 October is LGBTQA+ History Month. Three ways Huskers can be part of it.
Written by the students and staff of the LGBTQA+ Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Learn the History
For those outside of the community or for those who are new, a great place to start is to familiarize yourself with the history of the LGBTQA+ community.
The campus's LGBTQA+ Center library has a wide selection of nonfiction literature for students, staff, and faculty to check out and use to learn.
Additionally, there are numerous online resources, including:
Wear Gender-Affirming Clothing
Another delightful resource provided by the LGBTQA+ Center is the Lavender Closet, located in Nebraska Union, Room 349. The space is a 100%-donation-based resource for people to get free gender-affirming clothing.
To showcase the current inventory at the Closet, the Center posts new images of complete outfits to their Instagram Story & Highlights weekly.
Attend Events Celebrating LGBTQA+ Identities
Anyone celebrating History Month should swing by the Lavender Closet for some formal wear to wear at the Rainbow Ball on October 8 at the Kauffman Academic Residential Center. The annual ball is an LGBTQA+ inclusive Homecoming dance - especially for people who never got to express themselves previously at a homecoming dance.
Another event is National Coming Out Day on October 11. The LGBTQA+ Center is hosting a photo booth in the Nebraska Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone who wants to take a photograph with cute pride flag props.
For more activities and events, view the Upcoming Events calendar on the LGBTQA+ Center website.