Oct. 6, 2014

Alexander Nedd
anedd@uccs.edu

October is an important month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on campus.

The LGBT Resource Center, in connection with the MOSAIC office, Spectrum and the Office of Student Activities, is hosting events to celebrate Pride Month.

Known as OUTober, the activities aim to show the contributions that the LGBT community has made to society and offer students a safe place to interact and learn from one another.

Key activities begin this week.

The Safe Zone training begins Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Students can converse and learn about troubles faced by the LGBT community.

A popular event during OUTtober is MOSAIC’s “Guess Who’s Gay Panel.”

The event challenges participants to judge the sexuality of a selected panel based on looks and questions that can be asked by the audience. The activity is meant to highlight how people tend to stereotype, correctly or not.

Speaker and former CUBoulder basketball player Kate Fagan will be on campus Oct. 16. She will discuss her coming out story and share copies of her book “The Reappearing Act” to those in attendance.

Other popular activities include FagBug Nation and rainbow pancakes. An Ally Appreciation Rally will be held on Oct. 30. Students who attend any event can sign a special Allies Across Campus form and have their name printed in The Scribe for distribution in the Oct. 27 issue.

All events are free and open to the public.