Fairfield University announces a slate of activities for LGBTQ History Month


Image: LGBT monthFairfield University will celebrate LGBTQ History Month (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) with an art show, speakers, a film series and more now through November 1. All events are free and open to the public.

The following are some of the month's highlights.

  • The LGBTQ & Ally Art Show, featuring works by artists from the University and the greater community, is slated to run from Tuesday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 9 in the lower level of the Barone Campus Center.
  • On Thursday, October 10, Chris Stedman, author of "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious," will deliver the month's keynote speech. Stedman is assistant Humanist chaplain at Harvard University and emeritus managing director of state of formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. He founded the blog NonProphet Status and is a frequent contributor to Salon, CNN, MSNBC, The Advocate, USA Today, and The Washington Post. The Huffington Post named his work as one of the Top 11 Religion Stories of 2011 and dubbed him one of the top interfaith activists on Twitter. His talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center Presentation Room.
  • A film series begins Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. with "Gun Hill Road," Barone Campus Center, Room 200. Two more screenings are planned at the same time and place: "I Do" on Wednesday, October 23; and "Cloudburst" on Wednesday, October 30. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will be shown on Friday, November 1, at midnight in Gonzaga Auditorium.

For more information on these and other LGBTQ History Month events, visit www.fairfield.edu/lgbtq.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 3, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 63