The LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+) History month is a celebration of the accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ identified individuals throughout history, as well as a commemoration of the struggles and challenges faced by many to improve the rights and experiences of the community.
All campus and community members are invited to events on the month's calendar, where they can learn and explore different aspects of this rich history.
Often, the struggles and achievements of LGBTQIA+ community members are erased or undervalued; LGBTQIA+ History Month is an opportunity to shed light, build community, and explore avenues for advocacy and activism that can build a brighter future. Bring your friends!
LGBTQIA+ History Month: Oct 1 - 31 Virtual Library Display
The MiraCosta College Library has created captivating Online Displays featuring items from their collections for each of the History and Heritage Months. Check out the LGBTQIA+ History Month Online Display for books, ebooks, biographies of famous people, and online films and documentaries!
Social Justice and Equity Center 101 Series: Gender/Sexuality
- Monday, October 1, 2:30 - 3:30pm, OC 3445 (Social Justice and Equity Center)
Are gender, sex, and sexualities different categories? If so, what are the distinctions and why do they matter? In this workshop, we will explore these questions by identifying social classifications and discussing the impact these labels may have on people's lived experiences.
Past, Present, and Pride: Oceanside College Hour
- Thursday, October 4, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
This College Hour will celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community by looking back on some inspirational and impactful figures whose hard work and dedication to social justice and civil rights have shaped the world we live in today.
International Film Series: A Fantastic Woman Film Screening
- Friday, October 5, 7:00PM-9:00PM, OC 3601 (Little Theater)
Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. Directed by Sebastián Leilo.
Self Defense Workshop
- Tuesday, October 16, 12:30-2pm, Aztlan A & B (Bldg. 3400)
The first Pride was a riot--and a pivotal point in queer defense and liberation. Join us for an introduction to basic self-defense methods and techniques. We're here, we’re queer, and we can defend ourselves!
Queer Coalitional Politics from Act Up! to the “Muslim Ban"
- Thursday, October 25, 1-2:30pm, OC 3445 (Social Justice and Equity Center)
UCSD Ethnic Studies professor Roshanak Kheshti considers the coalitional nature of LGBTQIA+ organizing then and now and the breadth of queer coalitional politics.
Queering Bachata, led by MEChista Juan Juárez
- Wednesday, October 31 1:30 - 2:30pm, Aztlan A & B
This workshop will deconstruct stereotypes and feature an interactive and inclusive Bachata dance lesson!
For more information on these services and programs contact:
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Student Services Coordinator
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