College celebrates LGBT History Month

10.03.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

Throughout the month of October, San Jacinto College will be hosting a variety of events in celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month.

Originated in 1994 by Missouri high school teacher Rodney Wilson, LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, along with honoring and celebrating iconic figures in the LGBT community. The month also highlights the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. October was chosen since it includes National Coming Out Day on October 11.

LGBT History Month kicks off at San Jacinto College with workshops and a presentation called “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” by social justice comedian and speaker, Sam Killerman. Killermann is the author of “A Guide to Gender,” which is a full exploration of gender from a social justice perspective, with humor and comics sprinkled in. He also gave a well-received TEDx talk where he distilled a few hundred pages of gender-bending discourse into a few minutes of fun, energetic, and comprehensible speech. Outside of “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual,” Killermann is the creator of Let’s Talk About Gender, founder of the non-profit Gamers Against Bigotry, co-creator of The Safe Zone Project.

The following is a list of events that will be held at each of the San Jacinto College campuses. For more information and event updates, please visit www.sanjac.edu/months-recognition.
 

Central Campus

  • “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” Workshop
by Sam Killermann
    Oct. 1 at
1:30 p.m.
in library room C21.163
(Library Ceremonial Room)
 
  • “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” Show
by Sam Killermann
    Oct. 1 at
6:30 p.m.
student center room C14.264
 
  • Pride Celebration

    Oct. 2
from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
in the student center
  • Safe Zone/Ally Training

    Oct. 16
at 1 p.m.
(Location TBA)
  • “BrideGroom”
film viewing

    Oct. 21
at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
in library room C21.101 (Library Grand Hall)

     

North Campus

  • “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” Workshop
by Sam Killermann
    Oct. 2
at 11 a.m. in Interactive Learning Center room
N2.124 (Kaleidoscope room)
  • Safe Zone/Ally Training

    Oct. 7
at 1 p.m.
in Interactive Learning Center room N2.124 (Kaleidoscope room)
  • “BrideGroom” film viewing

    Oct. 22
at 12 p.m.
in student center room N12.200 (Monument Room)

 

South Campus

  • “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” Workshop
by Sam Killermann
    Oct. 1
at 10:30 a.m.
in Science and Allied Health building room S1.142 
  • National Coming Out Day/Pride Celebration

    Oct. 8
at 10 a.m.
student center atrium
  • Safe Zone/Ally Training

    Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.
in Interactive Learning Center room S12.101 (Kaleidoscope room)
  • Dr. Joy and Melissa Thompson Lecture

    Oct. 13 at
10 a.m.
in Interactive Learning Center room S12.101 (Kaleidoscope room)
  • “BrideGroom” film viewing

    Oct. 20
at 7pm
(Location TBA)
  • Faith & Spirituality Panel
    Oct. 27 (Time and location TBA)
  • “Come As You Are” Masquerade Ball
    Oct. 30 from 7pm-9pm in the student center banquet room


The San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena; North Campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston; and South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.

Pictured: As part of the College-wide LGBT History Month events, social justice comedian and speaker, Sam Killermann, will give workshops at all three campuses called, “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual.” Photo submitted.
 

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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