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LGBT History Month enters final week

October 22, 2010

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center logoThe week of Oct. 25 wraps up LGBT History Month with three events sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and collaborative partners. 

Over the course of the month, the campus community has celebrated the month with several educational and social events.  

Two events featuring the “Fagbug” will take place Monday on campus.

Erin Davies was a college student in New York when her Volkswagen Beetle was vandalized with the word, “Fag.” Rather than repaint the vehicle, Davies toured the country, educating about hate and homophobia.

The vehicle will be on campus during the day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of Lutheran Campus Ministry.

Later, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Neptune Hall Central Northeast/Southeast Meeting Room, Davies will show a documentary of her cross-country experience where she encountered a range of reactions to her “Fagbug.”  A question-and-answer session will follow the event.

On Thursday Oct. 28, the campus community is invited to learn about transgender identity in “Trans 101.” The event will examine what it means identify as “trans” and will look at gender outside of the male/female binary. 

LGBT History Month closes with the annual Creating Communities Fall Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the Holmes Student Center Gallery Lounge.  Allies and friends of the LGBT community are invited to a dessert reception sponsored by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

All events are free.

For more information, contact the LGBT Resource Center at (815) 753-5428.