Press Release for Monday, September 22, 2014
University of North Florida Celebrates LGBT History Month
Media Contact: Jessica Scott,
Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Resource Center will celebrate LGBT History Month with campus
activities throughout the month of October.
“We are thrilled to offer programming
to engage the campus and community on the critical and timely topic of LGBT
identities and experiences,” said Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center
assistant director. “We hope that LGBT History Month events serve as a platform
to raise awareness and elevate these conversations all year long.”
‘From Seneca to Selma
to Stonewall’—A Self-Guided Campus Tour: Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Friday,
– A Stonewall National Museum
and Archives-curated exhibit, which is anchored on President Obama’s
acknowledgement of Seneca Falls, Selma, Ala., and Stonewall, N.Y., as three
historical sites of efforts for civil rights, will consist of images hosted by
various organizations on campus. “From Seneca to Selma to Stonewall” represents
the diversity of UNF students, faculty and staff. Each site will have a map and
checklist of locations. Participants can return a completed map to the LGBT
Resource Center in October for a special treat.
“Behind Seneca, Selma
and Stonewall—A Conversation with Emery Conrad”: N
oon, Friday, Oct. 3, in Building 51, Social Sciences,
– Emery Grant of the Stonewall Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale will
share stories of the travelling LGBT History and Civil Rights exhibit being
hosted on campus for LGBT History Month. Grant will display special artifacts from
the Stonewall Archives that will only be available for viewing during this
presentation. A complimentary lunch will be provided.
“Changing Religious Perspectives on
Same-Gender Orientation”: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Building 45A, Fine Arts
Center, Robinson Theater, Room 1311
– Jane Clementi, a Christian mother whose gay son committed suicide, Dr. David
Gushee, a Mercer University Christian ethics professor and Center for Theology
and Public Life director, Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, Human Rights Campaign faith
partnerships and mobilization director, and Dr. Carolyn Stone, UNF professor
and spokesperson for the American School Counselor Association’s ethics
committee, will participate in an open dialogue on the emerging new religious
perspective for same-gender orientation.
LGBT Resource Center’s mission is to provide valuable education and resources
for the entire campus community with a commitment to advocacy, equality,
respect and support for LGBT students, faculty and staff.
on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through
a well-rounded education.