SafeZone celebrates LGBT+ History Month

by Michelle Saport  |   

UAA SafeZone is proud to present a variety of programs in support of LGBT+ History Month and we hope you'll join us for one, some or all. Program highlights include:

  • All month: LGBT+ History Month Facebook Facts, featuring daily posts at
  • All month: LGBT+ Figures in History Installation in the Gorsuch Commons grand hallway
  • Oct. 9: National Coming Out Day tabling at the University Center, Student Union and Gorsuch Commons
  • Oct. 16: Lavender Lunch: "Anchorage's History, Anchorage's Future" in the Student Union, Lyla Richards Conference Room, from 11 a.m. to noon
  • Oct. 17: LGBT+ Social Night/free showing of the film "Milk" in the Gorsuch Commons, starting at 6 p.m. Presented by UAA SafeZone, Residence Life, the Residence Hall Association and The Family student club.
  • Oct. 30: SafeZone Ally Training in the Student Union, Lyla Richards Conference Room, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register by emailing

UAA's SafeZone is a campus-wide program designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, allies and other marginalized individuals (GLBTQA+) while offering a visible message of inclusion, support and advocacy. SafeZone became a part of the UAA community in November 2010, and now has more than 100 trained allies and 30 trainers, comprised of current and former students, staff, faculty and members of the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities.

All of our programs are free and open to all UAA students, staff and faculty, as well as the surrounding communities. For more details about LGBT+ History Month or the UAA SafeZone program, visit us at

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