FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month

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Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of events throughout October.

By lisa metcalf | 10/4/2021

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty beginning Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses. The events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Each year, FAU observes National LGBTQ+ History Month by celebrating the history and contributions of our LGBTQ+ communities. The month is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

Catch Rays & Chill
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at noon to 1 p.m.
Oasis Lounge, Davie Campus

Join SAVI & Program Board in designing suncatchers in support of LGBTQ+ History Month to be donated to the pride center. You will receive one service hour for completing two suncatchers, after the invitation to create your own fall landscape on a blank canvas. For more information, contact Broward SAVI and Broward Program Board. 


Drag Bingo
Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale Campus

This is not your standard Bingo game. Join the Center for IDEAs for a fabulous night of bingo hosted by a special mystery guest. Learn how to play the game, win prizes, and enjoy the show. For more information, contact nmccall2020@fau.edu.


Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Students in Today’s World
Friday, Oct. 8 at 1 to 3 p.m.
Virtual: Zoom Platform
Link: https://tinyurl.com/supportlgbtq21
Meeting ID: 828 0435 0710
Passcode: LGBTQi1

Michael and Rex from the Compass Community Center will explore strategies to better support FAU LGBTQ+ students, discuss barriers impacting transgender and nonbinary people, as well as terminology and resources to foster inclusivity. For more information, contact bebergal@fau.edu. 


The Fight for Equality
Monday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Liberal Arts Patio - Davie Campus

Join in for an exciting game of Jenga as we test knowledge about the LGBTQ+ liberation movement. For more information, contact nmccall2020@fau.edu.


Coming Out Monologues       
Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Grand Palm Room, Student Union

The Coming out Monologues will be an open forum for participants to share coming out experiences through storytelling, spoken word, song, dance, or in whichever medium they express themselves best. For more information or if participants are interested in sharing their stories, contact greenc2014@fau.edu.


LGBTQ+ Spirit Day (Queer Coffee Hour)
Thursday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
Palmetto Palm Room, Student Union

Queer Coffee Hour is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ students and allies to explore and discuss topics related to identity and inclusion. For more information, contact greenc2014@fau.edu.


11th Annual Drag Show
Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Opening act at 7:45 p.m.
Barry Kaye Auditorium - Student Union

FAU’s 11th annual drag show exposes participants to drag culture and its history. This year, we are excited to host Aja from season nine of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and season three of “Allstars,” along with locally known artists to perform drag theatrically in an environment that promotes inclusion and awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ community. This event is free for all FAU students and the general public and can purchase a ticket for $10. Tickets for the event can be found at fauevents.com. For more information, contact ideas@fau.edu.


Asexual Awareness Day
Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tabling Event – FAU Breezeway

Learn more about Asexual Awareness Day by stopping at the tabling event on the Boca Raton campus. For more information, contact greenc2014@fau.edu.


Rosebud: Poetry Reading and Q&A
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.
Virtual: Zoom Platform
Pre-Registration required

Join queer Latinx Jewish poet Rosebud Ben-Oni for a reading of her award-winning poetry followed by a Q&A with the artist. Sponsored by the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, the Studies of the Americas Initiative, and the Creative Writing program. Pre-registration is required for this event. After registering for the event, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more information, contact morsen@fau.edu.