October is National LGBTQ History Month! OUTober 2020 is filled with opportunities (virtual and in-person) to learn more about the LGBTQ community and have fun while doing it.
We will be posting about People of Pride, celebrating National Coming Out Day and days of visibility, and advertising events all month long on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We are @LGBTQ_KSU on all three. We hope you will join us!
Links to Owl Life events and Teams meetings are included in each description. Some events require RSVPs.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queer Film Friday: Picnic Edition- Friday, October 2nd
Queer Film Friday is an opportunity to not only support LGBTQ stories but to discuss the way in which LGBTQ identities are represented. This time, we are hosting a movie night on the Campus Green! We will be watching "Love, Simon". Grab a friend and a snack and join us Friday night!
Turn-Up Tuesday: "The Category Is..."- Tuesday, October 6th
This Turn-Up Tuesday is serving you REALNESS. As a part of OUTober, this playlist includes legendary houses, gender non-conforming artists, queer songs that give us life and much more. Join us on the Campus Green or check out the playlist on our social media.
The 8th Annual Coming-Out Monologues- Thursday and Friday, October 8th & 9th
Th: 7:30PM/ Fri: 8PM
Since October 11th, 2013, the LGBTQ Resource Center has been partnering with the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies to present a production of The Coming Out Monologues at KSU.
The importance of The Coming Out Monologues is to shed light on the coming out process experienced by the LGBTQ community. We include various stories from numerous backgrounds and perspectives including allies, parents, friends, alumni and members of the community. Ultimately the goal of The Coming Out Monologues is to showcase different voices and let them be heard in a creative space.
OwlLife Link to RSVP
OUTober Kickoff: Chalk It Up to COVID- Friday, October 9th
Join us for the official kickoff to OUTober! We will have snacks, music, and a community art project. After check-in, grab a chalk ball and give it a good toss! We will be displaying the resulting art pieces later this month. Supplies are limited and we will be enforcing social distancing. Hope to see you there!
Happening concurrently on both campuses:
Kennesaw Campus: Campus Green
Marietta Campus: Globe in front of the Wilson Student Center
OwlLife Link to RSVP
National Coming Out Day!- Sunday, October 11thPost a positive message on social media cheering on others, no matter where they are in their coming-out process! Tag us too, please!
Womxn and Queer- Wednesday, October 14th
Womxn and ___ is a monthly discussion series hosted by the Women's Resource Center to facilitate group dialogue about the many ways KSU women experience college life. Each meeting will feature an intersection of womanhood.
This month's topic: Queerness! What does it mean to be a queer womxn? What are some unique experiences? How do you find support and celebrate your womxnhood? Join us to discuss!
#Spirit Day- Thursday, October 15thWear purple and post a pic to show your support for LGBTQ youth against bullying. Spirit Day is a national campaign to fight against bullying and celebrate the purple stripe of the rainbow flag- our spirit. Tag us too, please!
LGBTQ+ in STEM: Where Do I Go From Here?- Thursday, October 15th
We will be giving a short presentation on LGBTQ professional organizations focused on STEM fields, what to expect from them, and what being out at work can look like.
International Pronoun Day- Friday, October 16th
From MyPronouns.org, founder of the campaign and its hashtags:
"International Pronouns Day, October 16, seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. [...] Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities."
Share your pronouns and how you celebrate International Pronouns Day with the hashtag, #pronounsday. Tag us too, please!
CARC-versations: Proud 'N Out- Thursday, October 22nd
CARC-Versations is a Bi-Weekly dialogue series that will focus on topics that are related to current events or trends that are affecting students globally. The dialogue series will take place in the Virtual CARC channel of Microsoft Teams.
This week's topic: What does it mean to be LGBTQ and a person of color? What are some unique experiences? Amazing opportunities? How do we build community with each other and with our siblings outside of the community? Let's discuss!
Intersex Day of Visibility- Monday, October 26th
"Intersex is a general term for for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male." (Intersex Society of North America)
Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. Morgan Holmes and Max Beck of Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) were joined by allies from Transexual Menace and other organizations. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This is a great day to learn about an Intersex person from history, such as Karl M. Baer, Thomas(ine) Hall and Maria Jose Martinez-Patino.
Discussion and a Movie: The Same Difference- Tuesday, October 27th
Co-hosted by Gender and Women's Studies. This documentary shows the hetero-normative frameworks that LGBTQ people navigate. For the Black lesbian community, this can be a unique experience. Join us for a discussion afterward about how gender roles shape us all.
Kennesaw Pride Alliance's Pride Gala- Friday, October 30th