LGBTQ Heritage Month 2014 Calendar of Events
We all have one. Your style, your passions, your sexuality all define who you are. Be it Hetero, Homo, Trans, A, Bi or Pan, we're all in there somewhere. The activities that we present this month are intended to break down boundaries, stigmas and stereotypes while simultaneously fostering awareness, community and understanding. Let June serve as a celebration of the diversity on the Foothill College campus.
Calendar of Events
Monday, June 2 (Noon - 2 p.m., Hearthside Lounge, Room 2313)
A-Bi-Pan: Bringing to Light Different Sexualities
Tuesday, June 3 (4 - 6 p.m., College Dining Room)
Culture and Sexuality: A "Wine and Cheese" style event, celebrating multicultural sexuality and gender experiences
Wednesday, June 4 (Noon - 1 p.m., Library Quad)
College Hour: Official Opening Ceremony: Meet and great your favorite LGBTQ celebrities over mocktails and lunch
Thursday, June 5 (Noon - 2 p.m., Hearthside Lounge, Room 2313)
Reglious Panel & Discussion: Perspectives on LGBTQ from varying religious standpoints
Monday, June 9 (Hearthside Lounge, Room 2313)
Lecture Series I: Let's Talk About Sex / Sex vs. Gender, featuring: 'Outlet' (1 - 2 p.m.)
Lecture Series II: Let's Talk About Sex / Intercourse Outercourse, featuring 'Good Vibrations' (2 - 3 p.m.)
Lecture Series III: Let's Talk About Sex / Joy of Sex, featuring 'Good Vibrations' (3 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 11 (Noon - 1 p.m., College Dining Room)
College Hour: Community Involvement Faire. Explore volunteer and internship opportunities from Bay Area organizations
Thursday, June 12 (Two showings:Noon - 2 p.m., 4 - 6 p.m., Hearthside Lounge, Room 2313)
Film Festival: "The Bubble," examines love in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, co-hosted by JIFF
All Month: "It Gets Better!"
Stop by any event to take part in the filming of, "Foothill College: It Get's Better!"
Free Admission and Complimentary Refreshments to all events, unless otherwise noted.
- Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC)
- ASFC Design Center
- ASFC Organizations Board of Directors (OBD/Clubs)
- Foothill College Health Services
- Foothill College Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
- Foothill College Social Action for Gender Equality (SAGE)
- Foothill College Student Activities Office
- Hillel of Silicon Valley
- Jews, Israelis & Friends at Foothill
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969 and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBT Americans.
In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.
In 1970 New York hosted the very first gay pride march and weeklong celebration to serve as a reminder of the Stonewall Riots. That same year other cities across the U.S. held “gay freedom marches.” Since then, cities across the US and around the world gather annually to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s fight for equal rights.
In 1998, President Clinton issued Executive Order 13087 expanding equal opportunity employment in the Federal government by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. On June 2, 2000, President Clinton issued Proclamation No. 7316 for Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.
Source: Library of Congress
Available at Foothill Library:
Stonewall: the Riots that Sparked
the Gay Revolution
HQ76 .C315 2004
Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender Pride Month, 2014
As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect -- our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.
This month, as we mark 45 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened a nascent movement, let us honor every brave leader who stood up, sat in, and came out, as well as the allies who support them along the way. Following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity -- because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
Excerpt from Presidential Proclamation. Source: The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. For full proclamation go to: Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month, 2014