LGBTQ History Month

Every October, The Ohio State University recognizes LGBTQ History Month and sponsors a month-long series of events that highlight and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities of the past and the present through programming, visibility campaigns and educational events. LGBTQ History Month focuses on developing a sense of belonging and empowerment for the LGBTQ community. We highlight and celebrate the vast history of LGBTQ communities across campus and globally.

Are you planning an event for LGBTQ History Month? Let us know! Complete the form at go.osu.edu/lgbtqhmprograms to add your event to this calendar!

Calendar of Events

LGBTQ History Month Kick-Off Dinner

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Cartoon Room, Ohio Union (3rd floor)

To kick-off LGBTQ History Month, join the Center for Belonging and Social Change for our dinner social! This event is open to LGBTQ Buckeyes and allies to connect and celebrate. The night will also feature The Coming Out Monologues, an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty at Ohio State to share their stories of coming out and living authentically. With any remaining time, there will be an open mic for anyone to come up and share their coming out story. Please RSVP to attend: go.osu.edu/lgbtqdinner.

LGBTQ 101 (DICE)

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

This 1-hour workshop provides an overview of LGBTQ identities, terminology, and history. LGBTQ 101 is open to students, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community. Registration is required. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/lgbtq101.

Trans 101 (DICE)

Date: Monday, October 10, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

This workshop explores best practices for engaging with and supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students and communities at The Ohio State University. The workshop is recommended for faculty, staff, and students. Through this 1-hour and 30-minute training, participants will gain a greater understanding of transgender identities and the systems of oppression that affect their community, as well as strategies for creating gender inclusive spaces. Registration is required. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/trans101.

National Coming Out Day: Out & Fabulous Photo Op

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Center for Belonging and Social Change - front lounge

Happy National Coming Out Day! Whether you're coming out for the first time or the millionth, celebrate NCOD with the Center for Belonging and Social Change. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come to the front lounge of the CBSC to have an “out & fabulous” photo taken that can be shared on social media or simply as a token of personal pride.

Queer Trivia Night

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Ohio Union, Rosa M. Ailabouni Room

Join It's On Us and Triota on National Coming Out Day for a game of queer trivia! We will be coming together in the Ohio Union in the Rosa M. Ailabouni Room at 6 p.m. on October 11 for a fun game of trivia. The top 5 players will go home with prizes such as a gift card to The Garden or Union Cafe! Come, hangout and be gay!

Coming Out Day Q&A

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: OSU Newark

Hosted by Pride Out Loud, this event is for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to come together and talk about, or ask questions about, coming out to family and friends! The event focuses on the educational and personal journey of finding peace with one's self!

Pronouns 101 (DICE)

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

This workshop provides an overview of pronouns and their correct usage, and discusses the importance of normalizing the practice of sharing pronouns. The workshop is recommended for students, faculty, and staff who want to learn more about respectful pronoun usage. This 1-hour workshop is available once a month and by request. Registration is required. Register at go.osu.edu/pronouns101.

Halloween with the Q Files: A Queer Ghost Hunting Experience

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

Location: WOSU Public Media (1800 N. Pearl, Columbus, Ohio, 43201)

This queer paranormal podcast rises from the beyond – on stage! Join hosts Lori Gum and Shane McClelland as they guide you in an exciting exploration of the highly strange and weirdly unknown. The evening’s adventures will include tales of fantastic phantoms, recordings of investigations and paranormal contact, and the chance to discover what spirits might be lurking in the room! Learn more and register.

Gender and Inclusivity in the Climbing World

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room 3

Join the Mountaineers at Ohio State for their event with Lynn Hill, an American rock climber legend. Hill will be speaking on gender norms in the climbing world and how she overcame those as a woman. She is world renowned and an overall amazing climber and person!

Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive Classrooms

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Zoom

The Center for Belonging and Social Change offers this training to facilitate faculty and staff in creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ students. This 2-hour workshop focuses on best practices for supporting LGBTQ students in settings of higher education, as well as strategies for navigating challenging conversations and interrupting bias. Registration is required. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/inclusiveclassrooms.

Living Well with Cancer as an LGBTQ+ Person: Self-Care for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Time: 6 p.m.

Zoom link: https://cancer.osu.edu/events/living-well-with-cancer-as-an-lgbtq-person-self-care-for-cancer-survivors-and-caregivers-october-2022

A James Licensed Social Worker provides an educational and supportive program for LGBTQ+ cancer survivors and caregivers.

Finding Community: LGBTQ Speed Friending

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Interfaith Prayer Room, Ohio Union (3rd floor)

At a large university like Ohio State, finding your community can be challenging, especially if you identify as LGBTQIA+. The Center for Belonging and Social Change is here to help! Join us for a night of LGBTQ speed friending. Have some snacks and make some new connections! This event is open to all LGBTQIA+ students at Ohio State. Please RSVP to attend: go.osu.edu/lgbtqspeedfriending.

Asexual Social

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: Slammers (202 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215)

Hosted by the Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio, the Asexual Social provides both social support and opportunities for community building among Central Ohio's asexual community. This space is reserved for people who identify as part of the ace community.

Safe Zone (DICE)

Date: Monday, October 31, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom

The Safe Zone Training aims to create a more welcoming and safe campus for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This 2.5-hour workshop is recommended for faculty, staff and students. Through this workshop, participants will (1) gain a greater understanding of LGBTQ identities and the systems of oppression that affect the community, (2) learn tools for incorporating LGBTQ-inclusive practices into your daily life, and (3) strengthen their skills in recognizing and interrupting anti-LGBTQ bias. Registration is required. To register, go to: go.osu.edu/safezone. Those who attend the entire workshop (2.5 hours) will receive a "Safe Zone Trained" sticker to display.