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LT celebrates LGBQT + History Month

LTHS will celebrate LGBTQ + History Month beginning the week of October 6. LGBTQ + History Month is annual month-long observance in October of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ community. 

LT celebrations include the following:

Week 1 (October 6): Gallery Walk & Craft Station: Students will learn about famous and historic figures who changed the world. Hosted by the LT Student Equity & Belonging Committee, students will also have time to create a bracelet or add their voice to a rainbow wall. 

Week 2 (October 19): LGBTQ+Kahoot Trivia: Students are invited to join the PRISM Club for a lunch trivia event, snacks and prizes. All lunch periods in the North and South Library

Week 3 (10/26 &10/27): Documentary Watch Party: Students and teachers are invited to join the librarians for a special watch party of the American Experience film, Stonewall Uprising. This documentary will be screened over the course of two lunch periods on October 26 & 27.

Week 4 (November 5): Book Club Event: Students and staff are welcome to visit your campus library and to sign up for discussion of Queer, There, and Everywhere by Sarah Prager. The book delves into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn’t make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.