Auburn recognizes, celebrates LGBT History Month

Published: September 30, 2021

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This October, Auburn University and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity recognize LGBT History Month, which is designed to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives and experiences. This month is rooted in the importance of acceptance and celebration of the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities and also serves as a time to promote self-affirmation and equality of the LGBTQ+ community in the Auburn Family and beyond. 

LGBT History Month also includes National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, which is the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The day serves as a time for people to celebrate and share their coming out stories, while also understanding and having compassion for those who cannot safely come out or do not feel comfortable to do so. The Auburn Family is invited to learn more by engaging with Spectrum: The Gay-Straight Alliance at Auburn University or participating in some of the events planned for this month, including those listed below. The Auburn Family also can access a Mobile Museum, available throughout the month on Instagram with @auburnoid_ and @auwige.

  • WIGE Wednesday Instagram Live with Pride on the Plains on Oct. 6 from 3–3:30 p.m. on Instagram @auwige


  • National Coming Out Day Event on Oct. 11 from 4:30–6 p.m. on Campus Green


  • National Pronouns Day Instagram Live Event on Oct. 20 from 3–3:30 p.m. on Instagram @auwige


Auburn and The Office of Inclusion and Diversity recognize the historical impact of the LGBTQ+ community, advocates and allies. For more information on Auburn's commitment to DEI and other notes of recognition, please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity through its website, on Instagram, new DEI landing page, or by signing up for the OID newsletter.