About LGBTQ History Month

LGBTQ History Month is a month-long celebration that occurs in October to observe lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history. It also honors the history of gay rights. National Coming Out Day is also part of LGBTQ History Month. LGBTQ History Month was first celebrated in the United States in 1994. It was first known as Lesbian and Gay History Month, the coordinating committee added bisexual to the title and later transgender. Gay and Lesbian Pride Month is also celebrated in June.

Upcoming LGBTQ History Month Events

Making Queerstory: LGBTQ Life in Iowa City

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David McCartney, UIowa Archivist, is joining us at the Pride Alliance Center to share historical context of the LGBTQ community in Iowa City.

Out Dancing!

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location icon Currier Hall

Please join us for this LGBTQ inclusive glow-in-the-dark dance! Light refreshments will be provided.

Free HIV Testing from Johnson County Public Health

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location icon Asian Pacific American Cultural Center

As part of LGBTQ History Month, we are focusing on overall wellness, including sexual health and wellness.

LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase II

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location icon University Capitol Centre

The LGBTQ Safe Zone Project is a campus-wide program that offers a visible message of inclusion, affirmation, and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the...