Celebrating the diversity of the LGBT2SQ+ community
Throughout the month of June 2022, the Centre for Engaged Inclusion will be hosting weekly events in person, online, and hybrid to provide all individuals the opportunity to celebrate the LGBT2SQ+ Community.
Celebrate Pride! Read with Pride!
LCC Library is pleased to be taking part in the American Library Association’s Rainbow Book month in June. Rainbow Book Month is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, Two Spirit, and asexual community. Rainbow Book Month provides an opportunity for book lovers and libraries to highlight the best in LGBTQIA+ literature.
A selection of LGBTQIA+ books will be on display on the 2nd Floor of the Library for the month of June. Explore the virtual display to view a selection of streaming videos and e-books.
Week 1 June 6-10
SNAP YOUR PRIDE
All LCC community members are encouraged to SNAP a photo of how they celebrate PRIDE and email it to the The Centre for Engaged Inclusion at email@example.com. Entries are asked to be PG-rated and can be submitted through July 1, 2022 Show us how you celebrate Love is Love! Photos will be compiled into a collage and shared in October during LGBT2SQ+ National History Month.
HEAR YOUR PRIDE CONTEST
All LCC community members are encouraged to provide their favorite PRIDE songs to the The Centre for Engaged Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will be entered into a random drawing for a 3x5' Pride Flag, RocketBook, and more! A playlist will be compiled, shared, and celebrated on June 30, 2022, in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion, Gannon Building 2204, from 11:30-1:30 p.m.
SAFE ZONE TRAINING
Thursday, June 9, SAFE ZONE Training Session #1 from 2:05-4:05
Individuals are welcome to attend Sessions 1 and 2 in order to earn their SAFE ZONE credentials.
Week 2 June 13-17
ROAD OF CHANGE
Tuesday, June 14, 11:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Join Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Directors to discuss WINS and DISAPPOINTMENTS in the news related to identity.Join Meeting
Week 3 June 20-24
WHAT IT MEANS TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH AND PRIDE TOGETHER
Wednesday, June 22
Stop by the Centre for Engaged Inclusion, Gannon Building 2204 from 10 am-3 pm to learn about the intersections of LGBT2SQ+ identity, race, religion, and other intersections of individuals' identities and lives. Those who wish to share their personal experiences around this topic will be provided with a space where they can "record" their thoughts. A special memorial space will be available for acknowledgment of the loss of individuals in the LGBT2SQ+ from violence, disease, and other causes.
SAFE ZONE TRAINING
Thursday, June 23, SAFE ZONE Training Session #2 from 2:05-4:05 pm
Attend both Session #1 and Session #2 to earn your SAFE ZONE credentials
Week 4 June 27-30
PRIDE DANCE CELEBRATION
Thursday, June 30
Centre for Engaged Inclusion, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 1313 from 11:30-1:30 for music and snacks to dance and celebrate all-things PRIDE. Prizes will be awarded to those who participated in the PRIDE events.
Get in Touch
The LCC Prism Alliance educates, supports and empowers college employees to establish and maintain a safe and inclusive environment in which individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities may lead their lives openly and authentically. If you are interested in joining the Prism Alliance or have a question or suggestion, please reach out.
LCC Prism Alliance
Did You Know?
Approximately 1 million children in the U.S. are being raised by same-sex couples.
The state with the most gay couples is California, with approximately 92,138. The state with the least gay couples is North Dakota, with approximately 703 couples.
In 2013, 92% of adults who are LGBT said they believe society had become more accepting of them than in the past 10 years.
In July 2009, the Senate approved the Matthew Shepard Act, which outlaws hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.
June 28, 1969 - Police raid the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Protests and demonstrations begin, and it later becomes known as the impetus for the gay civil rights movement in the United States.
1973 - Lambda Legal becomes the first legal organization established to fight for the equal rights of gays and lesbians. Lambda also becomes their own first client after being denied non-profit status; the New York Supreme Court eventually rules that Lambda Legal can exist as a non-profit.
1978 - Inspired by Harvey Milk to develop a symbol of pride and hope for the LGBT community, Gilbert Baker designs and stitches together the first rainbow flag.
May 17, 2004 - The first legal same-sex marriage in the United States takes place in Massachusetts.
September 20, 2011 - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is repealed, ending a ban on gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
One in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months.