National Coming Out Day
October is LGBTQIA+ History Month and celebrates the achievements of LGBTQIA+ people. Join the CSGD as we celebrate on National Coming Out Day!
We'll be giving out free t-shirts on the Bryan Center Plaza from 11 am until 1 pm (or whenever we run out!) Stop by early!
Interested in volunteering to hand out shirts? Interested in having your group or office table? Sign up here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54KXsC70pwKXRvn
This year the t-shirts will feature original artwork by the talented Dare Coulter!
In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.
The LGBT community is one of the only communities worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.