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LGBTQA Office

LGBTQA Office
University of Idaho
TLC 227
Phone: 208.885.6583
Fax: 208.885.6285
lgbtoffice@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
LGBTQA Office
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

2013 national coming out day

LGBTQ History Month

In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.

Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association, and other national organizations. In 2006, Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month. (From www.lgbthistorymonth.com

National Coming Out Day

University of Idaho’s Observance of National Coming Out Day
Our annual gathering on the Commons plaza in recognition of National Coming Out Day, the internationally observed civil awareness day to encourage LGBT folks to “Come Out,” as well as a time to foster open discussions about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.  Come join in the celebration with friends, booths, and music.  We welcome your presence, visibility and support!

Come out and be proud! Our annual gathering on the Commons plaza in recognition of National Coming Out Day, the internationally observed civil awareness day to encourage LGBT folks to “Come Out,” as well as a time to foster open discussions about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

Check back soon for more details about the 2014 National Coming Out Day events!