Marshall Celebrates LGBT History Month

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Marshall University’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Office will be showing movies every Monday in celebration LGBT History month.

Monday Night Movies will be held every Monday at 7 p.m. in the MU LGBT Office, in the basement of the Memorial Student Center, room BW31. Some movies include The Laramie Project, Bessie and Stonewall Uprising.

Katrina Dix, graduate assistant for the LGBT Office and sophomore biomedical science graduate student said “I want the students at Marshall to just have a general awareness of how far we have come as the LGBT community, celebrate where we have been and look at what we have had to go through to get where we are today. We can get married in almost every state in the country now.”

LGBT History Month was started when a Missouri high school teacher believed that a month should be dedicated to celebrating and teaching gay and lesbian history.

Oct. was chosen because public schools would be in session and it could better spread through word of mouth. Now today, more people are aware about the month thanks to the Human Rights Campaign and many others.

Dix said all the movies that will be shown would hopefully give all the students in attendance a better understanding of the history of the LGBT movement and people. The LGBT office is hoping for a bigger crowd every Monday night.

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