LGBTQIA+ History Month

LGBTQIA History Month with disco balls

LGBTQIA+ History Month 2022

Join the CSU Pride Resource Center for our annual celebration of Queer and Trans past, future & present.

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves, and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act” - Janet Mock

Many events are open to students, faculty, staff, local community members and allies. See event details for more information.


Saturday, October 1 | Out in the Pool 

Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM | Location: CSU Campus Rec | Audience: CSU Students & Rec Pass Holders

Kick-off our history month with a pool party! All bodies and all genders are welcome. Wear attire that is most comfortable to you and your needs, except sweatpants, sweatshirts, or jeans. Clean athletic wear, sports bras, chest binders are welcome. Gender inclusive bathrooms and locker rooms are available. 

Wednesday, October 5 | Latinx/e Borderlands Speaker: Sonia Guiñansaca

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Location: LSC Ballroom D | Audience: Open to All

Livestream Option Available Here

The Latinx/e Borderlands Speaker is an intentional collaboration between the Pride Resource Center, El Centro, and Ram Events to honor the overlap of Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ History Month. The Borderlands Speaker seeks to honor the intersectional experiences, stories, and contributions of the Queer Latinx community. 

Our 2022 Speaker, Sonia Guiñansaca, is an international award winning queer migrant poet, cultural organizer, and social justice activist. They emerged as a national leader in the migrant artistic and political communities where they coordinated and participated in groundbreaking civil disobedience actions. Join us to learn about Sonia Guiñansaca’s activism and the importance of prioritizing joy in the lives of Queer and Trans People of Color across the country. 

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Thursday, October 6 | Disability Inclusion Week  Keynote: Carson Tueller 

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM  | Location: LSC Ballroom A | Audience: Open to All

Join the Student Disability Center, Ram Events, and the Pride Resource Center for their Disability Awareness Month Keynote Speaker, Carson Tueller. Carson Tueller is a speaker, presenter, and personal development coach. Through his speaking, writing and coaching, he reliably leaves people present to their own value and greatness, and gives them a new view of what is possible for themselves and their lives. Join Thursday afternoon for a workshop with Carson in LSC 308/310 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM to learn more about disability justice. 

Friday, October 7 - Saturday, November 19 | Global Village Museum Exhibit

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM  | Location: 200 W Mountain Ave #C  | Audience: Open to All

Join the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures for their opening exhibit starting October 7th and running through November 19th. Pride has created an ofrenda (altar) to commemorate and celebrate two queer, gender fluid indivudal’s: Frida Kahlo and Chavela Vargas. Feel free to bring in pieces that add onto our queer history and identities!

Monday, October 10 | Indigenous People’s Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Location: LSC Plaza | Audience: Open to All

Join us for Day 1 of our 2 day plaza celebration! We will be spending Indigenous People’s Day out on the Plaza with the Native American Cultural Center celebrating Indiqueer and Two Spirit community members and indigenous connections to LGBTQIA+ history. 

Tuesday, October 11 | Coming Into Queerness Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Location: LSC Plaza | Audience: Open to All

“Out of the Closets and Into The Streets!” Join us on the LSC Plaza for to celebrate the many ways we can come into our queerness and celebrate the joy of being in the LGBTQIA+ community. Known throughout the country as National Coming Out Day, this is a day to celebrate pride, authenticity, and queer joy, even if we’re not ‘out’ to others. All members of our community have different relationships with coming out, and we’re here to celebrate and support through all of them. 

LGBTQIA+ Faculty & Staff are invited for the LGBTQIA+ Employee Network’s annual photo at 12:15 PM to show our students that we’re visible & here to support them!

Wednesday, October 12 | PFLAG Speaker: Ben Greene

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Location: LSC Theater | Audience: Open to All

PFLAG of Northern Colorado, Denver and Greeley will be hosting an on-campus speaker, Ben Greene, a transgender storyteller. From the TedTalk stage to local PFLAG Chapters, Ben is an educator, activist and resource for the trans community. Snacks and drinks provided. 

Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18 | Salsa Nights! 

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM | Location: LSC Theater | Audience: Open to All

Join the Black/African American Cultural Center, El Centro, the Pride Resource Center, and RamEvents for two evenings of Salsa dance instruction and education from Lak’ech Dance Academy! No experience needed! For night 2, we’ll be hosting space until 9:00 PM for an open dance space.

Wednesday, October 19 | International Pronouns Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  | Location: LSC Flea Market | Audience: Open to All

Stop by Pride’s Table at the the Flea Market in the LSC to learn more about pronouns and how to be allies to trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people.

Thursday, October 20 | Symposium Special Event: Schuyler Bailar Keynote and Meet & Greet

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM| Location: Stadium 6th Floor | Audience: Special Invitation to Students Only, All Others Can View Virtually

The Symposium for Inclusive Excellence will be hosting Schuyler Bailar for a keynote and meet & greet for students.  Schuyler is an internationally-celebrated inspirational speaker, author, and advocate for trans inclusion, radical body acceptance, and mental health awareness. He was the 1st out Transgender Athlete to compete in D1 sports. The keynote begins at 11:00 AM and will be livestreamed as part of the Symposium. The meet and greet will begin at 12:00 PM. Students can RSVP here.

October 25 - 26 | The Category is…Ballroom Culture & Dance!

Time: 6:00 -  8:00 PM | Location: Stadium 1204 | Audience: Open to All

Join us for our main event: back-to-back night learning about Ballroom and its impact on LGBTQIA+ history and culture. We’ll be learning from HBO Max Legendary winners Torie Balmain and Calypso Jete Balmain who along with their three teammates that were on the show with them, helped their house become the first $100K winners in ballroom history. 

Wednesday, October 26 | Intersex Awareness Day

Time: All Day | Location: Pride Resource Center (LSC 232) | Audience: Open to All

Celebrate Intersex Awareness Day in the Pride Resource Center. Learn about what it means to be intersex and pick up some resources.

Thursday, October 27 | Ace Space: Open Mic 

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM | Location: Pride Resource Center (LSC 232) | Audience: Open to All

Celebrate Asexual (Ace) Awareness Week with an open mic event in the Pride Resource Center as part of our Queer Connections program. All identities are welcome to come and listen as we center the voices of folx in our ace spectrum community. Poetry, story, art and music are welcome! Too nervous to share yourself? Our staff can share your story for you!