LGBTQ+ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. It also honors the ongoing history of queer and trans rights.
LGBTQ+ History Month was first celebrated in the United States in 1994, centering National Coming Out Day, which occurs annually on October 11th. This celebratory month was originally known as Lesbian and Gay History Month, and additional identity acronyms were added over time to increase inclusivity of LGBTQ+ communities. LGBTQ+ Pride Month is also celebrated in June. The Pride Alliance Center, in addition to campus and community partners, honors this month with a variety of programs and events.