LGBTQ+ History Month
LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, and
Queer history. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Tampa campus/community partners
host a series of events to celebrate and educate the campus community about social
justice and civil rights issues related to the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ is an inclusive acronym that represents the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, Queer/Questioning community. The "+" provides greater visibility and recognition to identities that are not specifically represented in the acronym.
Contact Cristina Yelvington, Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Initiatives, for more information or to become an LGBTQ+ History Month sponsor!
View our 2020 LGBTQ+ History Month calendar.
1-Oct | 5:30 PM | PRIDE Alliance | Trans 102
Join P.R.I.D.E. as we discuss all things trans. We'll discuss terminology, go over facts and myths, and discuss where we fall on the spectrum.
2-Oct | 5:00 PM | Queer and Trans People of Color Collective | QTPOCC Bingo Night
We will be playing virtual bingo! Prizes for winners and a good time for everyone.
The first session in the Safe Zone Training Program. An introductory training to teach the USF community on LGBTQ+ identities.
5-Oct | 6:00 PM | LGBT+ Pre-Health Alliance | LGBTQ+ History n' Kahoot
Virtually discussing about the history and impact of the LGBTQ+ history.
6-Oct | 1-2:30 PM | Counseling Center | LGBTQ+ Online Support Group
A group for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning or with related identities. Members offer support to each other, provide feedback, explore intimacy and self-esteem issues, develop insight, and increase self-confidence. Topics are based on current group member concerns, with common issues related to self-identification, transition, coming out, dating, family, and religion. Space is limited. Call us at 813-974-2831 or talk to your counselor to set up a pre-group appointment, where you can get to know the group facilitator(s) and determine whether this online group is a good fit for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for link to join.
Join us in our support group with the theme of religion. How has religion affected your journey? What are the struggles? Come talk about it or come to listen.
13-Oct | 1-2:30 PM | Counseling Center | LGBTQ+ Online Support Group
Email email@example.com for link.
Join CAB for a pride-filled Patio Tuesday to celebrate the beauty and history of the LGBTQ+ community. The student organizations and offices that shine a light on the importance of acceptance will be speaking to students on how they can get involved in LGBTQ+ student life at USF. There will also be a presentation by the drag queens of “Life Is A Drag” where they will entertain, educate, and interact with attendees. Follow @usf_cab on Instagram and Facebook for updates on this event!
The first session of the Safe Zone Training Program. An introductory training to teach the USF community on LGBTQ+ identities. RSVP here on BullSync.
Discussion that explores the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This QTPOC & Coffee will focus on the intersection of LGBTQ+ and Latinx identity. RSVP here on BullSync.
Join P.R.I.D.E. for online games and chatting! There's nothing like games and friends
to take your stress away.
16-Oct 5:00 PM Queer and Trans People of Color Collective Support Group: LGBTQ+ History of Color
A discussion of notable LGBTQ+ history, with a focus on that advocated by individuals of color, and how it impacts LGBTQ+ people of color.
Please join the USF Libraries LGBTQ+ Special Collections and the Office of Multicultural Affairs to honor LGBTQ+ History Month and explore LGBTQ+ history in Tampa Bay and at USF. Special Collections will preview LGBTQ+ archives, and OMA will share LGBTQ+ resources on campus. RSVP here on BullSync.
Join us for this fun virtual Halloween event!
20-Oct | 1-2:30 PM | Counseling Center | LGBTQ+ Online Support Group
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for link to join.
The second session in the Safe Zone Training Program. A training to educate participants on the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+ issues with particular emphasis on trans+ identities. RSVP here on BullSync.
A training to educate the USF community on the history, relevant legislation, and current realities of the undocumented community. This training strives to cultivate a more supportive environment for undocumented students in higher education and at the University of South Florida. RSVP here on BullSync.
With help from counselors and medical providers, we'll discuss resources, give information, and answer your questions about sexual health when you're LGBT.
The third session in the Safe Zone Training Program. A training that educates participants
on LGBTQ+ issues and teaches skills for allyship. RSVP here on BullSync.
23-Oct | 3:00 PM | OMA | Racial Wealth Gap Simulator
"How does racism function at a policy level to create wealth gaps where poverty, hunger, and homelessness can thrive? The Racial Wealth Gap Simulator is an interactive tool which helps participants to learn how federal policies created structural inequalities, and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color. The simulator is facilitated virtually by Florence French (Bread for the World). RSVP here on BullSync.
Safe Zone: Advocacy is the final installment of the Safe Zone Training Program that covers the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and teaches skills for advocacy. RSVP here on BullSync.
27-Oct | 1-2:30 PM | Counseling Center | LGBTQ+ Online Support Group
Email email@example.com for link to join.
This training was created to educate the USF community on the history, relevant legislation,
and current realities of the undocumented community. This training strives to cultivate
a more supportive environment for undocumented students in higher education and at
the University of South Florida. RSVP here on BullSync.
29-Oct | 6:00 PM | Department of Women's and Gender Studies | At the Intersections: QTPOC You Should Know!
Queer and Transgender People of Color (QTPOC) have histories and subjectivities that are complex and varied. This event will help participants become familiar with the significant contributions QTPOC have made to feminist theory in general and women of color feminisms specifically. QTPOC scholars were among the first to call out the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Moreover, their work is present in a number of cultural productions (e.g. literary texts, feminist theories, mass media, social media, etc.). Join the WGS Department on Thursday, October 29th and learn about a few QTPOC You Should Know!
Need a good spook this Halloween? Join P.R.I.D.E. for ghost stories, the scariest clips we can find, and our annual costume contest.
Join us for some wholesome Halloween fun. We will be telling ghost stories, playing games, and displaying costumes.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for LGBTQ+ History Month? Please contact Cristina Yelvington for more information.