Every October at the University of Missouri - St. Louis is LGBTQ+ History Month!

Founded in 1994 by UMSL graduate student, Rodney Wilson, the month serves to celebrate both the history of our LGBTQ+ elders and the promise of a more inclusive LGBTQ+ future. October 11th is National Coming Out Day, an annual awareness day that encourages making the personal, political and life decision of living as an "out" individual. Each year, the Office of Student Involvement - LGBTQ+ & Diversity Initiatives works hard to plan and execute a month of LGBTQ+ related programming that is interesting, accessible, and supportive to our students, staff, faculty, and community members.