LGBT History Month 2014

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Celebrated each October, LGBT History Month recognizes the unique contributions that individuals and organizations have made to achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals.


LGBT History Month Calendar (.pdf)

Lafayette College Events!

Wednesday, October 1, Noon-1 p.m. Farinon and Marquis Lobby
LGBT History Month Kick-off
Pick up your free giveaway and copies of the calendar of events!


Lesbian & Gay Pride London 1985Friday, October 3, Noon-1 p.m. , Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Room 104
Brown Bag: History of Pride and Pride Symbols*
with Amber Hikes, Former Grand Marshal, Philly Pride Parade

Is “Gay Pride” still necessary? Learn more about the history of pride celebrations and what symbols designate pride at this informative and engaging lecture and discussion.

Lunch will be served!
Sponsored by American Studies Program

Tuesday, October 7, Noon-1 p.m., Portlock Black Cultural Center
(101 McCartney Street)
Brown Bag: What is Polyamory?*
with Julia Guarch ‘15, Kaleidoscope Peer Educator

Is monogamy the best route for relationship happiness? Does a “monosexist” world support everyone? Learn about different approaches to relationship satisfaction.

Lunch will be served!

National Coming Out Day LogoFriday, October 10, All Day, Various Locations
National Coming Out Day Celebration

First celebrated in 1988, National Coming Out Day (October 11), helps create a supportive and encouraging atmosphere whereby individual
Sponsored by Quest

Saturday, October 18, 9 p.m.– Midnight, Marquis Hall
Condom Bingo!

Making its triumphant return this year, Condom Bingo features fantastic prizes (including a 20″ HD television as the grand prize), fun information about sexual education and sexual health, as well as witty banter in a relaxed environment. Plus, free condoms!

Food will be served!

Sponsored by Quest and Office of Student Leadership and Involvement

11-14 The New Black 636pxMonday, October 20, 7 p.m., Oecshle 224
The New Black
Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Yoruba Richen*

The New Black examines how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the marriage equality movement and the fight over LGBT rights. The film documents activists, families, and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maryland.

Sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Religious Studies and Offices of Intercultural Development and Religious & Spiritual Life

lea delariaTuesday, October 21, 8 p.m., Colton Chapel
Keynote Lecture: Up Close and Personal with Lea DeLaria*
Stand-up performer and star of acclaimed series Orange is the New Black

Lea DeLaria is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The “famously controversial” DeLaria was “the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier” with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.

DeLaria has performed stand-up comedy for over 25 years and is a prominent figure in the world of LGBT comedy. She began her career billing herself as “That F—— Dyke”; she states “I called myself that because I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me. But after two years of performing I would walk down the street and people would yell (it) at me and I wouldn’t know if they were a fan or not!” (Wikipedia)

She know is a star on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

Sponsored by Lafayette Activities Forum, Office of Student Leadership and
Involvement, Film and Media Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Quest.

Friday, October 24, Noon, Pardee Hall, Room 112
Brown Bag: Lesbians as Commodities*

Why is it that lesbians are used to sell products, from beer to magazines? Why have we as a society branded lesbianism as erotic when compared to gay male sexuality? Join members of the Association of Lafayette Feminists in a rousing discussion of these gendered and sexualized questions.

Sponsored by Association of Lafayette Feminists

Thursday, October 30, 7 p.m., Interfaith Chapel
Panel Discussion: Pennsylvania Post-Same-Sex Marriage*

Join different individuals who have been positively impacted by the recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

*Items marked with this symbol may count toward completion of the Intercultural Competency Certificate. Check with your ICC adviser!