At the beginning of each academic year the GLBT Resource Center invites the community to visit our office space, meet our staff, and see the resources that are available including our extensive lending library of GLBT books, periodicals, movies and our new collection of GLBT travel guides and information. We also encourage people to join our announcement listserv to receive information about upcoming events on campus. Please contact email@example.com to be added.
This event is observed annually on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and their allies. The goal of Celebrate Bisexuality Day is to raise visibility and awareness about an often overlooked or misunderstood community.
GLBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in October, 1994. October was chosen for the celebration because National Coming Out Day already was established as a widely known event, on October 11, and October commemorated the first march on Washington by GLBT people in 1979. GLBT History Month is intended to encourage honesty and openness about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
Every October 11th, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. The Texas A&M GLBT community and Allies use the week surrounding October 11th as a time to educate the Texas A&M community on GLBT issues. Please check our website for event times and locations.
October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the Intersex community.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held annually in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.
World AIDS Day (December 1st) is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS Awareness Week programming is meant to increase the campus community’s awareness of AIDS, its impact on the local and global population, and historical and current issues.
This event takes place every year in March. The major objective of the program is to encourage members of the GLBT community to be aware of their own health and take concrete steps, such as getting regular physical exams, to become and stay healthy.
Every April, the Texas A&M GLBT community and GLBT-friendly organizations promote education, awareness, and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender population at Texas A&M. This event also commemorates the April 1, 1985 court decision that first opened the door for GLBT recognition at Texas A&M University. For more information about events or this historic court decision, please contact the GLBT Resource Center.
The Day of Silence is an annual event held in April which brings attention to anti-GLBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students and teachers nationwide will observe the day in silence to echo the silence that GLBT and ally students face everyday. The Day of Silence is one of the largest student-led actions in the country. For more information please visit www.dayofsilence.org.
Throughout the summer, the GLBT Resource Center sets up resource/information tables at the New Student Conferences to introduce incoming students to our services.