LGBTQIA+ History Month is an annual celebration throughout the month of October that celebrates the contributions of LGBTQIA+ people, communities, and cultures across the Iowa State University campus.

Are you planning an event for LGBTQIA+ History Month at Iowa State? Submit your event before Tuesday, September 24 by 5:00pm for the opportunity to be included in the LGBTQIA+ History Month flyer. Events submitted past that date may be added to the website below.

Interested in volunteering? Join the Center Squad and we'll share all the volunteer opportunities!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beyond the AtmosQueer: Planetarium Show
7:00 - 8:00pm
ISU Planetarium, B54 Physics Hall

Hosted by the ISU oSTEM (Out in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

You won't want to miss this LGBTQIA+ themed Planetarium Show focusing on the contributions made to astrophysics by queer scientists! The event is first come, first serve but don't worry, if you arrive late, there will be an overflow room in Physics Hall to play games and meet others!

Facebook Event

Monday, October 7, 2019

Feature: Hilton Chair Speaker Series 2019-2020 "From the Margins to the Middle: Education for Social Justice"
Un/Seen: Gender, College Going, and Transgender Student World-Making
Dr. Z Nicolazzo
Assistant Professor, Trans* Studies in Education, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona
8:15 - 9:15pm
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Hosted by the College of Human Sciences and the Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Flyer (PDF)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Meet the LGBTQIA+ Orgs
South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Hosted by Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success & the Queer and Trans Union.

Curious to learn more about all of the LGBTQIA+ orgs on campus? Wish there was one place where you could meet everyone and get involved? Wish no more! Join us for the first ever Meet the LGBTQIA+ Orgs event and grab some snacks while you visit all of the organization booths and leaders.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Coming Out Circle
0290 Carver Hall

Hosted by the Pride Alliance

Join folks from across campus in a safe and supportive environment to tell your story.

Friday, October 11, 2019

National Coming Out Day Pop Up Photo Shoot

10:00am - 2:00pm

The Center Space, 3224 Memorial Union

Hosted by the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with a personalized pride pic! Stop by The Center and create a unique photo to express your connections and commitment to LGBTQIA+ communities. We'll have pride flags and some other fun props that you can use to take your photo to the next level of fabulous. All are welcome to participate!

Queer and Trans People of Color Monthly Dinner
5:00 - 7:30pm
Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity
205 Sloss House

Hosted by students, faculty, and staff with support from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion

We determined that a space centering QTPoC, outside of the predominately white environment of the larger LGBTQ+ community, was very much needed. As QTPoC, we have to navigate structural racism that our white peers do not. This shared experience is our motivation to bring the QTPoC community at ISU together for a monthly meal in an environment that centers us and the needs of our community.

Topics of discussion may include: Building a resilient community, navigating the intersections of being LGBTQ+ and PoC, getting around campus, accessing university services, community support and wellness, etc.

To be added to the QTPoC listserv, please contact

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gender 101
5:30 - 6:30pm
Room 2019, Morrill Hall

Hosted by Gamma Rho Lambda, Omicron Chapter

Details: Gender 101 is an educational workshop that helps teach participants a basic overview of gender from a LGBTQIA+ perspective.


Movie Night
7:00 - 9:30pm
233 Science II

Hosted by ISU oSTEM (Out in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).

Details: Join us for a movie of your choosing! We'll be watching whatever movie you vote on using the QR code on the flyer!

Event Flyer

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Ames Community All-Ages Drag Show

6:30 - 7:15pm

Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Downtown Ames, Iowa

Hosted by the Ames Public Library and Ames Pride

Drag is for everyone! Grab your people and check out FREE all age-friendly performances by professional and amateur drag performers at our 5th All Ages Drag Show. Stay tuned for lineup!

We're also inviting YOU to perform in drag! People of all ages--children, students, adults--and experience levels are invited to perform solo or in a group. To register, contact Tanvi at .

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LGBT Center Awareness Day
All Day

Hosted by Centerlink: The Community of LGBT Centers, Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, and the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success at Iowa State University.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Intersex Awareness Day

All Day


Friday, November 1, 2019

A Very Queery Monster Bash

6:00pm - Midnight

The Center Space, 3224 Memorial Union

Hosted by the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success & Student Planning Team

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fall Drag Show
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Hosted by the Pride Alliance

Come out and see the Kings, Queens, and everything in between! There will be special guest performers and proceeds will go to supporting ISU students attending MBLGTACC.