Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

LGBTQ History Month

The Ohio State University celebrates LGBTQ History Month including programming, visibility campaigns and educational events. LGBTQ History Month focuses on both developing a sense of belonging and empowerment for the LGBTQ community!

We highlight and celebrate the vast history of LGBTQ communities across campus and globally.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate any of these events, please contact Ari Grubaugh. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

Below you will find a listing of many of the LGBTQ History Month events and programs being offered on campus. Please note that registration with your OSU email is required, and you will need to sign in to CarmenZoom to participate when the event begins. If you have questions about how to do this, you can inquire by clicking here.


Queer Monologues/Open Mic
Thursday, October 8th

Please join the MCC as we celebrate voices of the LGBTQ community by sharing creative narratives to commemorate National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month! At this event you can share a poem, your coming out story, or your story of how you are navigating LGBTQ life. It's an open mic-- the floor is yours!  Register for this event online. 


Community Organizing 101
Tuesday, October 13th

Please join the MCC as we talk about the power of community organizing, grassroots activism, and the history of resilience in marginalized communities! Register for this event online.


Understand Your Rights
Thursday, October 15th

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center as we discuss legal protections, policies, and laws for marginalized communities. This event will feature a panel of local community organizations and organizers who help support the rights of marginalized communities! Register for this event online.


Anti-Blackness in the LGBTQ Community
Tuesday, October 20th

Join us as we discuss anti-Blackness in LGBTQ communities. We will explore and discuss the history of anti-Black exclusion in LGBTQ communities, important historical figures within the movement, and what LGBTQ communities can do better around racial justice. There will also be a community panel discussing efforts to create change in Central Ohio organizations and culture.  Register for this event online. 


LGBTQ Inclusion
Friday, October 23rd

The Student Life Multicultural Center offers an interactive and engaging training around creating and maintaining LGBTQ inclusive spaces. This workshop is geared toward those seeking to learn key concepts, explore inclusive practices, and develop the tools and skills needed to promote accessible and affirming spaces for LGBTQ students on campus. Register for this event online. 


Jeopardy Night with SDES!
Monday, October 26th

Please join Students for Diversity in Education through Service (SDES) with a crash course on LGBTQ history, focusing on an intersectional lens. We will follow this up with a fun game of Jeopardy to test your knowledge about our history, pop culture and more! Register for this event online.

5 Under 25: LGBTQ+ Student Experience
Wednesday, October 28th

A panel of five recent graduates will sit down with first-year students to talk about their experience as an LGBTQ+ person at OSU. They will describe possible obstacles they faced and recommend different resources that are worthwhile to overcome them. Join fellow first year students to learn how to find community as an LGBTQ+ student at OSU and receive advice about self-love and navigating difficult situations.

This event is hosted by Student Alumni Council. Register for this event online.


LGBTQ+ Abroad
Thursday, October 29th

Join the Office of International Affairs for an informal conversation with past participants about their experience studying and traveling abroad as a member of the LGBTQ community. Register for this event online. 


Pose!: Intersectionality of Trans People of Color and Ball Culture
Thursday, October 29th

Please join hosts Trans*Mission and Shades for an episode of the masterpiece hit series, Pose! We will be discussing trans people of color and issues specific to the community. We will also examine ball culture, how it has changed over time and what identities have been left out of the community. Register for this event online. 


Trans 101

Friday, November 6th

Please join us a for an interactive and engaging training on supporting transgender students and communities at Ohio State. Content will include an introduction of key concepts, and an overview of identifed barriers to access and equity, and suggestions on how to demonstrate affirming behaviors with members of the Trans community. We will also discuss campus and local resources that support and advocate for our Trans communities. Register for this event online.