As part of Cal State Fullerton’s celebration of LGBTQ History Month in October, CSUF will commemorate National Coming Out Day with its annual “Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony.” The flag will be raised during a ceremony on Oct. 11 from 9-11 a.m. in front of Langsdorf Hall, and it will stay up for the entirety of LGBTQ History Month.
The university’s LGBT Queer Resource Center also celebrates “10 Years of Pride” this month with art, music and the curation of a time capsule on Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Golleher Alumni House.
Attendees will be invited to leave items inside the time capsule, such as letters, stories, photos, art and pieces of clothing that reflect the LGBTQ community. The resource center will also provide a USB drive for digital artifacts.
Nat Betancourt Arellano, senior coordinator of the LGBT Queer Resource Center, said that this year’s celebration will focus on uplifting voices and creating a future where everyone feels safe sharing their stories.
Betancourt Arellano said: “It is so important to celebrate this month because, too often, our history is lost. Over the years, many people from our communities did not get the opportunity to tell their stories.”
“We want to honor each journey in our community, and history month is a time to express our pride.”
Learn more about CSUF’s LGBTQ History Month celebrations through CSUF News.