LGBT+ History Month

About the Celebration:

LGBT+ History Month poster

UAA SafeZone is changing things up this year and will balance programming in both October for LGBT+ History Month as well as April for our annual SafeZone Celebration! The programs will be both educational and social in nature, giving UAA staff, faculty, students and community members an opportunity to learn, support and shine!

UAA SafeZone is grateful to all of our UAA sponsors who are supporting LGBT+ History Month at UAA

 Department of Residence Life | Alaska Native & Rural Outreach Program

The Family student club | Residence Hall Association  

ALL Month Long on Facebook!

Follow us on Facebook at for LGBT+ Icons posted daily in celebration of LGBT+ History Month!

ALL Month Long: LGBT+ Figures in History

Stop by the Gorsuch Commons in the On-Campus Living community (Sharon Gagnon Lane) to see the LGBT+ Figures in History installation in the Commons Grand Hallway, presented by UAA SafeZone and the Department of Residence Life. Some figures you might recognize, and some might surprise you!

October 16: Lavender Lunch

Laveder Lunch headerJoin us for this very special edition of the Lavender Lunch for LGBT+ History Month: Anchorage Past and Future.

Lavender Lunches are informal discussions that take place at UAA throughout during the academic year. Events range from presentations to informal talks on a variety of topics related to GLBTQA+ issues. Anyone interested may attend these free discussions. Bring your own "lavender bag" lunch or stop by our Student Union eateries for something tasty!

Presented by UAA SafeZone

Time: 11am-12pm
Student Union Lyla Richards Conference Room, 1st Floor across from Subway restaurant
Parking: Free Parking on Fridays

October 17: LGBT+ Social/FREE showing of Milk


Join us for a social gathering and watch a free showing of Milk, featuring cookies, milk and other snacks in honor of LGBT+ History Month. Because we're inclusive, we'll also be serving almond and soy milk, as well as gluten free cookies and fresh fruit!

In 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors.

Presented by UAA SafeZone, The Department of Residence Life, the Residence Hall Association and The Family student club.

Time: 6pm (start)
  Gorsuch Commons Room 107 in the On-Campus Living community. Parking for guests in the Cottonwood Lot off Elmore.

October 30: SafeZone Ally Training

SafeZone, UAA, GLBTQA, training, Ally, Allies, Students, Staff, FacultyWhat's GLBTQA+? Gay, Straight, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Asexual or Ally, etc.  UAA is comprised of a diverse population of students, staff and faculty. Help us be more inclusive and join us for a SafeZone Ally training!

UAA SafeZone offers a visible message of inclusion, support, and advocacy through 2-hour Ally trainings, taking participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. Ally trainings  help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA+ community. Join us for this fun and eye-opening event! 

Registration: Space is limited for this training! To register, or if you have questions about this event, please email

Location: Lyla Richards conference room #103, Student Union