LGBTQ History Month


October is LGBTQ+ History Month! 

Check out our events below.

Queer Connections: Bias Awareness with SEED

Wednesday, October 2nd | 4PM – 5:30 PM | LSC 328

Peer educators from SEED (Students Empowering & Engaging in Dialogue) will lead us through an activity and dialogue about reflecting on our own deep seeded biases.

Visible Voices Volunteer Training

Sunday, October 6th | 11AM – 6 PM

Visible Voices is an educational program that is styled as a speakers bureau (panel) made up of CSU students, staff, faculty, and community members who volunteer to share about their experiences and coming out stories. To apply to be a volunteer, go to by September 27th. All volunteers need to attend our training on Sunday, October 6th.

Deafies in Drag

Tuesday, October 8th | 6PM – 7:30 PM |Ballroom D

Come check out this all-sign-language comedy drag show. Hosted in collaboration with RAM Events and the Student Disability Center.

Queer Connections: Pride Tie Dye

Wednesday, October 9th | 4PM – 5:30 PM | LSC 328

Join us as we make pride-themed tie-dyed shirts, socks, and whatever you want! Show your pride for National Coming Out Day! Please bring your own item to dye if you are able.

National Coming Out Day

Thursday, October 10th | 10AM – 3 PM | LSC Plaza

Join us on the plaza to celebrate this national holiday of pride in our LGBTQ+ identities.

International Pronouns Day

Wednesday, October 16th | 10AM – 3 PM | LSC Plaza

Join us out on the plaza to learn about and celebrate pronouns, an important part of honoring and supporting all people, especially those who are transgender and nonbinary.

Queer Connections: Let’s Talk About Pronouns

Wednesday, October 16th | 4 PM – 5 PM | LSC 304-06

For International Pronouns Day, we’ll celebrate the diversity of pronouns as  we discuss the importance of asking for and respecting folks’ pronouns and how to be an ally to the trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming community.

Diversity Symposium: Pronouns & Why They Matter

Thursday, October 17th | 12PM -1 PM | LSC 328

Are pronouns really that complicated? Not when you understand what they mean and why they are important! This session will present information on pronouns – what they are, what they mean, and the importance of honoring people’s pronouns for the health and well-being our CSU community members. Attendees will learn how and where they can share pronouns, as well as things to keep in mind for creating inclusive workplaces and classrooms.

Diversity Symposium: Exploring LGBTQ+ Mental Health Data from the National College Health Assessment

Friday, October 18th | 9 AM – 10 AM | LSC 324

The CSU-specific data from the National College Health Assessment speaks for itself: mental health concerns are increasing for all students and especially for those students who identify as LGBTQ. Using 2017 data, we’ll explore some of the particular vulnerabilities challenging our LGBTQ students..

Pride Outside Hike in Rocky Mountain National Park with Campus Rec

Saturday, October 19th | 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM | Rocky Mountain National Park

Pride Outside trips are opportunities for LGBTQ+ identifying students, faculty, and staff to get outside and explore nature. Pride Outside trips are LGBTQ-led and centered, to create safe and inclusive spaces for individuals to engage with the outdoors and others in their community.  Click here to learn more.

PRISM’s Drag Show

Sunday, October 20th | 6 PM| LSC Grand Ballroom

Come on out and cheer on local professional and CSU-original drag performers. All cash donations will go to the Pride Resource Center’s scholarship fund.

LGBTQ Policy and Advocacy in Spain Information Session

Monday, October 21st | 4 pm | LSC 226

Learn how to Study Abroad with the Pride Resource Center in Spain! Join us to learn more about our summer study abroad program in Barcelona Spain. We will cover how to apply, financial aid opportunities and show you want you can expect during you two weeks in Spain.

Safe Zone Training – Open to Students

Wednesday, October 23rd | 2PM – 5 PM | LSC 226-28

The Pride Resource Center’s Safe Zone Training is a 3-hour training program with the objectives of reducing homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism at CSU, thereby making CSU a safer environment for all members of our community across sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersections of identities, and creating a network committed to ongoing education and advocacy in order to support LGBTQ communities at CSU. This Safe Zone is open to students. Pre-registration is mandatory to attend: sign up at

Queer Connections with NACC: The Colonization of Gender & Sexuality

Wednesday, October 23rd | 4PM – 5:30 PM

Join our discussion with staff from the Native American Cultural Center as we learn about the history of gender and sexuality prior to colonization, including information about two spirit identities.

Queer Coffee: Faculty & Staff

Friday, October 25th | 8AM - 9:30 AM | Pride RC

All LGBTQ+ faculty and staff are invited to for light refreshments in the Pride Resource Center to build community with others across campus.

The Category Is: Real Talk/Queer Connections Crossover Part I

Tuesday, October 29th | 4 PM – 5 PM

Join folks from the Black and African American Cultural Center and Pride Resource Center as explore the history of ballroom culture and the legacy of black queer and trans people.

The Category Is: Real Talk/Queer Connections Crossover Part II

Wednesday, October 30th | 4PM – 5:30 PM

Join folks from the Black and African American Cultural Center and Pride Resource Center as explore the history of ballroom culture and the legacy of black queer and trans people.

LGBTQ+ History Month Keynote: janaya khan

Wednesday, October 30th | 5:30 PM | LSC Theater

janaya khan is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and has become a leading voice in the global crusade demanding social transformation, justice, and equality. Known as future within the BLM movement, khan is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, boxer, and social-justice educator. Khan’s dedication and bold approach to social justice work has created opportunities to contribute to academic and frontline community dialogue engaging audiences on the global impacts of the Black Lives Matter movement. We are excited to janaya join us as our keynote speaker for LGBTQ+ History Month. Q&A will follow.