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LGBT History Month Events

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Last updated October 2, 2023

By Furman News

October is LGBT+ History Month. A variety of events are taking place on campus, and all are welcome.

October 3 

CLP “Queer Xicana Power: Activism and Strength Rooted in Identity” with Dr. Vanessa Bustamante
Johns Hall 101
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 5

CLP “What Transpires Now: Trans History in the Present” with Dr. Susan Stryker
Watkins Room
5 p.m.

CLP “Censorship in the Palmetto State”
McEachern, Furman Hall 214
6:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

Queer at Furman webinar
Presenters will discuss: Furman’s LGBTQIA+ history timeline, the Queer Zine collection, curricular initiatives that encourage broader intellectual engagement with non-heteronormative sexuality, and “queerly” experiences as individuals and as allies.
Registration available
7 p.m.

October 4-14

“The Prom” musical with Furman Theatre
Oct. 4-7 and Oct. 10-13 at 7:30 p.m., matinees Oct. 8 and 14 at 2 p.m.
Tickets available

Oct. 18

International Pronouns Day
Center for Inclusive Communities staff will be tabling and handing out pronoun pins at several locations on campus from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27

Pride Mondays
Pick up your free T-shirt and other merchandise at the the Furman Pride table at Joseph Vaughn Plaza
12:30-1:30 pm on Oct. 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27.
The LGBTQIA+ Affairs Committee seeks to foster LGBTQIA+ visibility, inclusion and belonging by asking members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community to wear their Furman Pride gear on Pride Mondays (the first Monday of every month).

Oct. 19

CLP “Trans Representations: Decolonizing Contemporary Art” with Dr. Ace Lehner
Furman Hall 214
5 p.m.

Furman Pride Alliance meeting
Furman Hall 107
7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20

Selfie Workshop with Dr. Ace Lehner
Bring a smartphone/digital camera and objects of importanceThomas Room, Trone Center
12:30 p.m.
Registration available

LGBTQIA + History Month Drop-in from 12-1:30 p.m. Assorted pride flags and lapel pins will be given away.

 October 21

Second Chance Prom
A Furman Pride Alliance celebration of the closing of “The Prom” musical and LGBTQIA+ History Month. There will be food and karaoke, and all are welcome. Dress up or dress down.
Furman University Playhouse
7-10 p.m.

Learn more about LGBTQIA+ history at Furman by viewing the LGBTQIA+@Furman timeline

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