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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

(904) 620-2192

            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, Oct. 31 – 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, Room 1201 – 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.



The UNF 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.


UNF, a nationally ranked university located 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.