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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

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October is a month dedicated to honoring LGBTQ+ History, and at Cal State Fullerton, we proudly embrace this opportunity to recognize the rich history, invaluable contributions, and remarkable progress within the LGBTQ+ community. Through various traditions and initiatives at Cal State Fullerton, we commemorate National Coming Out Day on October 11th, focusing on education, advocacy, and celebration of our LGBTQ+ Titans. Our campus has established meaningful traditions from the raising of the inclusive LGBTQ+ flag to the inspiring Lavender Celebration. These events symbolize our commitment to honoring LGBTQ+ history through heightened visibility and robust advocacy.

I invite you to explore the list of programs and events organized on our campus during LGBTQ+ History Month by visiting our dedicated webpage: LGBTQ+ History Month. If you have additional programs or activities that you believe would enhance our celebration, please consider submitting them through the LGBTQ+ History Month Program Proposal website.

Conversely, as we celebrate and honor our history, we must also acknowledge that not too long ago, the LGBTQ+ community faced bigotry and discrimination, challenges that persist even today. Recently, as seen in local and national news, transphobic and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in education and beyond has become a regular part of political debate in our country. We encourage the campus community to learn more about monumental historical moments like the Stonewall uprising and the removal of “homosexuality” from the DSM.

As we honor LGBTQ+ History Month, let us remember that inclusivity and acceptance are values we uphold year-round at Cal State Fullerton. Our commitment to diversity and equity strengthens our university community and prepares our students to be empathetic, informed, and responsible members of society.

Cecil Chik