Center for Diversity & Inclusion


  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion
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    Mary Graydon Center, Room 201 and 202

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LGBT History Month

CDI - LGBT History Month 2012

Photo by Patrick Bradley.

Please join the AU community as we celebrate LGBT History month every October. There are many events including workshops, discussions, presentations, and movie viewings. Please see the most current list of events below and previous LGBT History Month offerings at the bottom of the page.

If you are an office, department, or organization at AU and would like your event to be added to the below list of events for LGBT History Month, please submit your event here.

2014 List of Events

Film Screening: The Normal Heart
October 7th | 9pm | MGC 200 | Sponsored by United Methodist Student Association

Come join the AU United Methodist-Protestant Community and AU Queers and Allies in MGC 200 for October's Monthly Movie with the Methodists! We will be watching 'The Normal Heart' (starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, and Julia Roberts) in honor of LGBT History Month. There will be free pizza, other refreshments, and an optional discussion afterward. Check out the event here.

Coming Out Monologues
October 8th | 8pm | Perch (Anderson Hall) | Sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion

National Coming Out Day is held on October 11th each year. In honor of this day, we will be holding the `The Coming Out Monologues.` Loosely based on Eve Ensler's `The Vagina Monologues`, `The Coming Out Monologues` celebrates the diverse and unique experiences of coming out in the LGBTQA community.

We are currently looking for performers. Performers can choose to read an already written monologue or read their own story. Additionally, you can submit your own monologue to be performed if you would like to remain anonymous. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. Please email to sign up!

Coming Out on the Quad
October 9th | 11am-4pm | AU main quad | Sponsored by Queers and Allies

Q&A will be celebrating National Coming Out Day with a day of queer pride on the quad! This event will create a safe space for anyone who wants to come out as any identity. There will also be representatives from organizations that act as resources for queer individuals on AU's campus and in the DC community.

The 9th Annual DC LGBTQA Symposium
November 8 | Sponsored by American University, Bowie State University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, & The University of Maryland-College Park

The 9th Annual DC LGBTQA Symposium will be held at George Mason University and is currently accepting program submissions. The Symposium aims to create a communal space for education and reflection on leadership, campus organizing, and research on LGBT issues and topics. For more information, please contact Amena Johnson at or click here.