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What is GLBTQ Awareness?

GLBTQ History (Awareness) Month is a month-long annual international and national observance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements.

October was chosen because of the recognized National Coming Out Day already established as a widely known event on October 11. In addition, October commemorated the first march on Washington by GLBTQ people in 1979.

For more information on defining GLBTQ click on the following "on campus resource virtual pamphlet" here:

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/scc/Virtual_Library/lgbtq.php

What is the OUTwest Lubbock Pride Committee about?

The OUTwest Lubbock Pride Committee is a collaborative coalition of community leaders and organizers whose purpose is to coordinate awareness activities for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Lubbock and surrounding areas. Their mission is two-fold: to provide support to GLBTQ community by celebrating the heritage, history and diversity of our community and to provide education to and about our community, promoting understanding and cohesiveness within our community and beyond.

To become a member of the committee email us at contact@outwestlubbock.org with "Volunteer PRIDE Committee" in the subject line of your email.

OUTwest Lubbock
PRIDE Committee

Now accepting Nominations

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In 2000 former President Bill Clinton officially declared June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in commemoration of the Gay Liberation Movement's beginnings, sparked by the June 1969 Stonewall Riots.

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