In October, Kenyon celebrates the history and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, and we are excited to share this year's LGBTQ+ History Month roster of events.
In recognition of this year's theme of "building our futures," the month starts with a panel discussion on the "State and Future of Transgender Rights" on Friday, Oct. 1, at 12 p.m. EDT via Zoom. Featuring representatives from TransOhio, Black Transmen of Ohio, OCTOPUS LLC and META Center, Inc., the panel will explore a variety of contemporary and future issues facing the transgender and non-binary community.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a LGBTQ+ faculty and staff social on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the Allen House lawn. The space is reserved for LGBTQ+ and/or questioning faculty and staff of the College.
The month continues with a National Coming Out Day panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 11, at 12 p.m. EDT via Zoom. Featuring people from across Kenyon's campus community, this panel will explore a variety of topics related to "coming out."
Student leaders from Unity House and the Crozier Center for Women — along with ODEI staff — will attend the Equitas Health Institute's Transforming Care Conference from Oct. 14 - 15. We will gather LGBTQ+ and HIV health resources at this conference, which will help to inform future on-campus programming. For the fourth year in a row, Kenyon staff members will also be presenting at the conference.
Please note that the keynote address by Kimberly Creasap has been postponed due to an unexpected health need.
The monthlong program will conclude with an Ace Week panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 11:10 a.m. EDT via Zoom. Featuring members from the Kenyon community, this panel will explore a variety of topics related to identities under the broader asexual umbrella.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at email@example.com.
Kenyon is committed to creating inclusive events. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to discuss access considerations needed to participate fully in this event.