LGBTQ+ History Month
LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated in the United States from October 1 to October 31 and corresponds with National Coming Out Day on October 11. It also coincides with the first and second historic marches on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights in October 1979 and 1987.
Recognizing that the month of October provides an intersection of cultural observances and celebrations, the following are also celebrated in October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month, National Indigenous Peoples Day on October 10, and the latter portion of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
"LGBTQ+" represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, and Queer communities. The "+" provides greater visibility to identities that are not represented in the acronym.
Stetson Law invites you to explore this community resource page, including the local events and campus events thoughtfully coordinated by Stetson's Lambda Legal Society and community partners.
While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please feel free to email any insights to [email protected].
Please refer to the Campus Docket and Engage for the most up-to-date event information
Stetson Law Events:
LGBQ+ History Month Flag Raising
October 27│ 12 pm-12:15 pm│The Horseshoe
This event is open to students, staff, families, friends, guests, and children!
34th annual Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
The Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
October 5-8│ Time varies│Locations vary in Tampa | Learn more here
Milestone LGBT Civil Rights Cases
Library of Congress
A resource guide for landmark LGBT Civil Rights Cases in the United States
The History of the Pride Symbol
Learn about why the rainbow is a universal Pride symbol
This video highlights the LGBTQ+ History from the 1800s to 2018 (AARP, 2018)
LGBTQ+ Civil Rights History
A Brief History of the Path to Securing LGBTQ+ Rights
American Bar Association
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month by learning about the journey to secure rights for LGBTQ+ Americans
LGBTQ+ Pioneers and Advocates
LGBTQ+ Community Advocates
American Bar Association
A highlight of a few LGBTQ+ advocates who have made significant impacts on our society
More than 100,000 queer people gathered in the US capitol in 1979 for the National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Listen to the words of activist Audre Lorde, as she addressed the crowd. (Amazon Music) (Duration 1:36)
Diversify your Bookshelf
Books to Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month
New York Public Library
Celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and authors
An online collection that explores LGBTQ+ American history
The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association - Learn more