Auburn recognizes, spotlights LGBTQ+ History Month

Published: September 29, 2022

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This October, Auburn University and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, recognize and celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.

Each year, this month serves as a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the notable individuals that helped to shape it. Auburn recognizes the month as a time to acknowledge the importance of acceptance and celebrate the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities. It equally recognizes the importance of allyship and its role in supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

During the month, organizations also will observe National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, which shines a light on individuals in the LGBTQ+ community and their decision to share their identity publicly; and Spirit Day on Oct. 20, a day when people around the country wear purple in support of LGBTQ+ youth.

The Auburn Family is invited to learn more by engaging with Spectrum: The Gay-Straight Alliance at Auburn University or by joining in for the celebration of National Coming Out Day and the opening on the AU Pride Center on Oct. 11. Also, people may join Pride on the Plains and OID for Rocky Horror Festival on Oct. 31. 

For more information on Auburn’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, the monthly “This Month in DEI Calendar” and other notes of recognition, please visit OID through its website, on InstagramDEI landing page or sign up for the OID newsletter.  

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