Queer Awareness Month

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October 2013

Queer Awareness Month (a.k.a. LGBT History Month) is a month-long annual celebration recognizing the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals from the past, present, and future. In the United States, Queer Awareness Month is celebrated in October, to include National Coming Out Day on October 11.




LGBTQ+ Welcome Back Celebration

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Come on “out” to our annual reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied students, staff, and faculty members. A great time for socializing, connecting, and reconnecting. Bring a friend and join us for food, fun, and friendship. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by the S.A.G.E. Center, the Queer Council, PSU Pride, Langdon Woods Residence Hall, and the “Q” (PSU’s LGBT-friendly floor in the Pemigewasset Residence Hall).

Lavender Libations

Six Burner Bistro

Catch up with friends at the second annual LGBTQ+ alumni gathering at the Six Burner Bistro! Special pint glasses available to the first 15 LGBT alumni in attendance. Sponsored by the S.A.G.E. Center and the Queer Council.

National Coming Out Week

National Coming Out Week at PSU is a week-long celebration to increase visibility of people that identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allies. Programs and events during this week include PSU Pride’s annual bake sale, the Equality Prom, National Coming Out Day, and more. Sponsored by PSU Pride.

Movie: Gun Hill Road

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Gun Hill Road is the story of a family in transition. A young man explores his sexuality in an intolerant and judgmental world, and his exploration has an impact on his relationship with his parents and himself. Sponsored by the S.A.G.E. Center as part of the Movies with Meaning series. This is a joint event with Hispanic Heritage Month. Free and open to the public

Diversity on the Force

HUB Hage Room

Join a group of practitioners from various backgrounds currently working in policing to discuss what it’s like to be a police officer in a diverse world. Sponsored by the S.A.G.E. Center and the Criminal Justice Department.