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Events to catch during LGBTQ+ history month

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The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will be providing University at Albany students with many engaging events that will be coming up in the next few weeks to honor LGBTQ+ History Month.

LGBTQ+ History Month gives recognition and education on the development of LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and celebrates their impact on the country’s history.

The month also aims to remember those who have been silenced or punished for expressing their sexuality.

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center aims to get UAlbany students engaged and aware about the various upcoming activities set up for the month.

“We just want people in the LGBTQ+ community to know that they are not alone and that they should feel welcome to come here, anytime of the year,” said Neiry Fortunato, a senior and administrative assistant for the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

One program Fortunato referenced is “Tuesday Talks.”

UAlbany student and GSRC member Fae Simpson will be the representative and spokesperson for the weekly event, which includes an open discussion group where students can come and share their experiences.

Each week will offer a different discussion topic, including mental health, self-care, and gender expression.

The GSRC will also offer Thursday Art Therapy Painting this month, where students will have a chance to relax and mingle with other colleagues while painting different pictures.

UAlbany Graduate student Shaine Holloway also works at the center as an assistant and is actively involved in it’s activities.

In an interview, she said the GSRC will have a table in the Lecture Center, which will be promoting upcoming GSRC programs.

The table will act as a resource for any student who is interested in getting involved on campus for LGBTQ+ History Month.

Fortunato emphasized the welcoming atmosphere of the center and praised the endless support and empowerment that one can feel after visiting the GSRC, especially during this month.

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