October is LGBT History Month, and the Pride Resource Center at Colorado State University has a complete lineup of events focusing on social, cultural, intersectional, and educational components of LGBT communities.
Kay Ulanday Barrett, poet, performer and educator, presents the keynote address Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m., in Lory Student Center Ballroom A (doors open at 5 p.m.). Barrett navigates life as a disabled pilipinx-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Barrett’s bold work continues to excite and challenge audiences and has been featured in Race Forward & Colorlines, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, KPFA Radio, and WBAI radio.
Barrett will also present a lunch workshop on Oct. 27, lunch at 11:30 a.m., workshop at noon, in LSC Room 328-330. The discussion will be on “Liberation Shows Up: On Ableism and an Introduction to Disability Justice.” Registration limited to the first 30 people.
The month starts off with an open house at the Pride Resource Center Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 4 features “Let’s Talk About Queer, Baby!” with Caridad Souza and COLORS, at 5 p.m. in Eddy Hall Room 200, followed by a screening of the film Gay Revolt at Denver City Council at 6:30 p.m. on Behavioral Science Building 105. A conversation with the director and historian will follow the viewing.
Kay Ulanday Barrett
Another film, Pariah, will be shown on Oct. 17, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) in the LSC Theatre.
Coming Out Day is Oct. 11, and it will be marked on the Plaza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in collaboration with KCSU.
Light, Camera, Drag!, hosted by PRISM, takes over the LSC Ballroom on Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
A Safezone Training will be offered Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, LSC 226-288; registration required at the Pride Resource Center website.
Other events throughout the month include collaborations with El Centro and the Black African American Cultural Center, panel discussions, workshops, and the weekly Queer Conversations Mondays at 4 p.m. at the Pride Resource Center in the LSC.
All events are free and open to the public.