LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. It was founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on 11 October and to commemorate the first and second marches on Washington in 1979 and 1987 for LGBT rights.
Coffee Break # 1 – October 1
Theme: LGBTQA+ history month! Aside from our usual chit-chat, please use this slot as an opportunity to discuss LGBTQA+ history month!
Karaoke evening – October 8
This month’s theme: 80’s songs!
For the first time we’re going to try having a virtual karaoke theme and what better way to kick things off than with everyone’s favourite music era: the 80’s! This is our first time running this so it might work or be a complete disaster – entertaining either way 😉
Pumpkin Crafternoon – October 15
This crafternoon is dedicated to your spooky decorations! So think pumpkin carving/painting/cooking. Drop in and drop out as you see fit!
Game night – October 22
After the success of last month’s virtual game night we’re going to make it a regular feature! This month we’re going to try modern Sushi Go! and the classic, Carcassonne. Come join us!
Coffee Break # 2 – October 29
Halloween special edition! Show us your costumes/makeup for dress-up day this year! Share any Halloween treats you have been making/eating.