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'Queering History' celebrated at LCC

Queering History Celebration

Layne Ingram, the chief of staff in the President’s Office at LCC, and the host of “The Reconstructed Man” podcast, speaks during the Queering History Celebration in the Michigan Room in LCC's Gannon Building.  Photo by Chloe Gregg

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

For LGBTQ+ History Month, LCC has planned many different events for students, staff, faculty and community members to learn more about LGBTQ+ history.

LCC hosted a Queering History Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as an adjunct to LCC Performing Art’s upcoming play, “Queering History.” The event was held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Michigan Room in the Gannon Building.

Layne Ingram, the chief of staff in the President’s Office at LCC, and the host of “The Reconstructed Man” podcast, was the moderator for this event.

“The Queering History Celebration is a chance for us to celebrate and recognize LGBTQIA+ history through storytelling and discussions with people in the community,” Ingram said.

“It’s also an opportunity to learn about the upcoming production of ‘Queering History.’ set to show in the Black Box Theatre Oct. 13 to 15. The playwright, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, will be joining us virtually to talk about the play.”

Keenan-Bolger is the playwright behind “Queering History,” which will be directed by Performing Arts Coordinator Paige Tufford. This play will run every night at 8 p.m. from Oct. 13 to 15.

According an LCC press release, this play is about a quiet girl named Emma who is coming to terms with her queerness. She is visited by her “Fairy Queer Godmother,” Kinsey Scale, and his Gaggle of Historical Gays which turns her whole life upside down. “Queering History” is meant to explore what the world would be like if LGBTQIA+ history was taught in schools.

Zenna Seehase, an attendee of the Queering History Celebration, said she was excited to learn about all of the events LCC has to offer for LGBTQ+ History Month.

“As a queer person myself, I’m just so excited to see how my school is supporting LGBTQ people and history,” said Seehase. “I didn’t know about the play before today, but now I definitely am interested in going to see it.”

For more information on the play, visit LCC’s Performing Arts website here.

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