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Honoring Contributions of the LGBTQ Community

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Cal State Fullerton celebrates LGBTQ History month with a variety of activities, including an exhibit by American artist Jeff Sheng, and a Thursday, Oct. 22, reception sponsored by President Mildred García.

Sheng, whose photos of the last decade focus on the 21st century LGBTQ rights movement will be the keynote speaker during the 5:30-7:30 p.m. reception at the Fullerton Arboretum. His work will be showcased Oct. 31 in the Center Gallery of the Titan Student Union.

In addition, Sheng will sign his book “Fearless” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Titan Gym, where students will have a chance to win a copy of the book of portraits of LGBTQ student athletes. Sheng, a former closeted student athlete, began the Fearless Project photo series in 2003 as a self-exploration. He artfully captured portraits of more than 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender high school and college athletes from around the United States and Canada.

Other scheduled events include:

2-4 p.m. Oct. 26 – SafeSpace Training, Alvarado Room B, Titan Student Union (Register here.)

2:30 p.m. Oct. 28 – “Our Voices in the Workplace: Diversity and Inclusion Connections Reception,” Ontiveros Rooms, Titan Student Union

5 p.m. Oct. 29 – Film Series: “Paris Is Burning,” facilitated by Gwen Alexis, lecturer in African American studies, in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion

The month of events is coordinated by the LGBTQ Resource Center as the annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history, and the civil rights movements related to gay rights. The LGBTQ Resource Center is a program of Associated Students Inc.

For more information about LGBTQ History Month and the LGBTQ Resource Center, contact Tony Ragazzo at 657-278-7734 or