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LGBTQ+ History Month celebrates community and diversity

Student carries rainbow flag

Riley Brady speaks about LGBTQ+ events happening this October.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU.

LGBTQ+ History Month was founded in 1994 by Missouri high school teacher Rodney Wilson. It is celebrated each October to recognize the history of the gay rights movement.

Riley Brady is a graduate assistant for Multicultural Programs at Missouri State University speaks about the importance of acknowledging LGBTQ+ history. They also give details on upcoming events planned for the campus and community at large. These events include ChaTea time on October 11, a Voting Awareness event on October 17 and the PRIDE fair on October 27.

Other events planned for October include the following:

Oct. 9
Movie Night, 6 p.m., Plaster Student Union (PSU) Theater
Check out the powerful queer film “Moonlight.”

Oct. 30
International Queer Panel, 2:30 p.m., MRC
Hear from international peers about their experience in the U.S. as queer individuals.

Read the full transcript.

Sofia Perez has worked for Missouri State University since 2022. She’s currently the digital marketing coordinator in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has BS in public relations from Missouri State University and is currently working on her Master of Applied Communication.