Keilah Davis | Managing Editor

In honor of National LGBT History Month, the GLBT Center and its campus partners will host events throughout the month of October. This year’s theme is “Resistance Through Existence.”

Preston Keith, GLBT Center assistant director, coordinated the event calendar.

“Pride month really commemorates the Stonewall Riots and marks that as the beginning of the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” Keith said. “GLBT History Month examines some of that movement, some of the current struggles that are happening and ways that we as a community can rally together to support one another, be part of the larger conversation.”

LGBT History Month was founded as Gay and Lesbian History Month in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher. Wilson chose October because of the popularity of National Coming Out Day, which has been observed on October 11 since 1988.

Here are some of the upcoming events:

Sunday, October 8

Painting the Free Expression Tunnel

Free Expression Tunnel | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The GLBT Community Alliance is celebrating National Coming Out Day by painting the tunnel. Paint supplies will be provided.


Tuesday, October 10

Navigating the Coming Out Process

GLBT Center | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The GLBT Center will host a workshop on navigating the coming out process.


Wednesday, October 11

Creating Accomplices: Supporting Queer and Transgender Students of Color

Talley 3222 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This workshop will unpack the intersections of race and ethnicity with gender and sexuality. This is open to all NC State students, faculty, staff and community members.


Thursday, October 19

Ungendering Language: Examining the Impact of Language in the Construction of Gender

Talley 3222 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Hosted by the GLBT Center and Language Diversity Ambassadors, this event will explore how language contributes to the constructions and definitions of gender.


Thursday, October 19

“Moonlight” Film Screening and Discussion

Witherspoon 126 | 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This event is co-hosted by the GLBT Center and African American Cultural Center.


Wednesday, October 25

Evolution of Legal Protections for the GLBT Community

Talley 3222 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the GLBT Center, this event will explore the successes and losses in legal protections for the GLBT community within the United States of America.


Thursday, October 26

Mapping Queer History at NC State: A Live Archiving Event

Park Shops 200 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The GLBT Center is collecting the stories and memories of current and former students, faculty and staff to map the recent queer history of NC State.


For the full calendar, visit