History Month

Events LGBTQA+ History Month

LGBTQA+ History Month is observed annually in October to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual community and those who support, nurture, and advocate for us. The Director of the Center has developed and updates (as she is able) a UNL and Lincoln history timeline, available here. If you have historical information related to the LGBTQA+ Community at UNL, please email lgbtqa@unl.edu.

2021 History Month Activities

October 8: Rainbow Ball, Kauffman Residence Center Great Hall, 7:00-10:00 pm

October 5: LGBTQA+ BIPOC Panel, JGMC Ubuntu Room, 3:00-4:00 pm

October 6: Ryan Jamaal Swain, NU Centennial, 7:30 pm

October 7: Alison Bechdel with the English Department, Rococo Theater (140 N. 13th St.), 7:00-8:00 pm

October 8: Virtual Drag Bingo with UPC, virtual via Zoom, 7:00 pm 

October 11: National Coming Out Day, Platte River Room, 11:00am-1:00pm

October 14: Pride in the Workplace with Career Services, Zoom, 4:00-6:00 

October 20: Nebraska AIDS Project Testing, NU-338, 3:00-5:30

October 21: History Month Dinner, The Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 6:00-8:00 pm

October 22: CCSGSI, Ross Movie Screening, Before Homosexuality

October 28: Halloween Event, 3rd Floor NU, 10:00-4:00 pm

October 29: Drag Show, Centennial Room, 8:00-10:00 pm

History Month Dinner

Every year, the LGBTQA+ Center invites the Lincoln Community to come together to celebrate our rich history. Join us over a semi-formal dinner with great food, moving entertainment, and an amazing keynote speaker.

History Month Dinner
Location The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom
333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
Date Thursday, October 21, 2021
Schedule 6:00 pm - ballroom doors open
6:30 pm - program begins
Awards 9th Annual Being the Change Award
Keynote Speaker TBD

Vince Learned - piano music before program starts


Some on street (metered) parking (plug until 6 pm)

Parking garage on the west side of the hotel

Tables and Tickets

Tables can be purchased using the form below

Individual tickets may be purchased in the SOFS office, located in Nebraska Union 200 - contact Jeff Rech at 402.472.5668


Students can request a scholarship ticket by contacting lgbtqa.ga@unl.edu

Students can also volunteer at the program to cover seat costs


September 24th: Scholarship requests due

October 1st: Reservations and meal forms due (if you have to switch attendees later on, it should be expected that they take on the previous attendees meal choices)

Purchase Form Available Here