FAU to Host Events in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month


By brittany sylvestri | 10/4/2022

Florida Atlantic University will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of events for students, staff and faculty beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, through Monday, Oct. 31 at its Boca Raton, Jupiter and Broward campuses.

The following events will be at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:

Queer Coffee Hour
Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Center for IDEAs, Student Union

The Center for IDEAs in collaboration with Victim Services will host a Queer Coffee Hour as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join the staff and others for a discussion focused on domestic violence and the LGBTQ+ community. The event will take place in the Diversity Lounge within the Center for IDEAs. For more information, email Jemaise Jones at jemaisejones2014@fau.edu.

12th Annual Drag Show
Friday, Oct. 7 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Student Union
**Open to public**

Kickoff FAU’s homecoming with the 12th annual drag show. The drag show will feature a night of entertainment performances using lip-synching and dance to highlight themes within the LGBTQ+ community and show the diversity of gender expression. The event will feature “RuPaul’s Drag Race” finalist Roxxxy Andrews with local artists Ariel Rimm, TP Lords, Nicky Monet, Velvet Lenore, Rianna Petrone and Katt Wilderness. This event is free for all FAU students, and the public can purchase a ticket for $10.

National Coming Out Day – Tabling Event
Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FAU Breezeway

The event itself will be a combination of FAU pride and Hispanic/Latino/a/x Heritage Month cultures. Several of FAU’s culturally based student organizations will present in addition to food, crafts, music and dancing.

Coming Out Monologues
Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
House Chambers Room, Student Union

The Coming Out Monologues will acknowledge and make space for the potential difficulties of coming out while also encouraging everyone to find the “gold” in their stories. This may look like being embraced by family, finding community and chosen families, or finding love within oneself. For more information, email Jemaise Jones with the Center for IDEAs at jemaisejones2014@fau.edu.

The Rainbow Project Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Grand Palm Room, Student Union

In collaboration with SG Multicultural Programming Board, the panel discussion is designed to engage in conversation with faculty and staff who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The discussion will focus on what the rainbow signifies to you. For more information, email SG Multicultural Programming Board at vallejom2019@fau.edu.

Screening of Framing Agnes
Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. 
*Pre-registration required*
After registering for the event, participants will receivie a confirmation email containing further information and location for the event. Join the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) as they screen the film, Framing Agnes. This film screen will raise awareness on the Trans-experience that often goes unheard and unseen. For more information, please contact Nicole Morse, Ph.D. at morsen@fau.edu.

The following events will be at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:

Drag Bingo
Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. 
AD 119

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, email Cecilia Sarmiento – Northern Campus Life at csarmiento@fau.edu.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:

Owl Craft: Tie-Dye with Pride
Monday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Student Union Oasis Lounge

Let your true colors shine by creating your won personalized tie-dye pride T-shirt. For more information, email Nyobee McCall from the Center for IDEAs – Broward Campus Life at nmccall2020@fau.edu.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus, 11 E Las Olas Blvd:

Coming Out Activity
Monday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
HEC 910

This event will be an open forum for participants to share and learn what National Coming Out Day is all about. For more information, email Nyobee McCall from the Center for IDEAs – Broward Campus Life at nmccall2020@fau.edu.