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GLBTQ Month begins Oct. 2 at Georgia Southern

The Multicultural Student Center at Georgia Southern University will host Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) Awareness Month Monday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

‘The month serves to promote honesty and openness about being gay, lesbian or bisexual in the workplace, on campus and in interactions with friends and loved ones,” said Consuela Pender, director of the Multicultural Student Center. ‘We are seeking to increase public awareness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.”

On Monday, Oct. 2, free AIDS testing will take place in Russell Union Room 2080 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, the movie ‘Transamerica” will be shown in the Russell Union Theater. The film tells the story of a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who takes an unexpected journey when she learns she fathered a son, who is now 17 and hustling on the streets of New York. On their road-trip from New York to Los Angeles she attempts to keep her true identity a secret.

The panel discussion ‘Myths & Misconceptions: The Gay Lifestyle” will take place at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Russell Union, Room 2047. The student panel will dispel the myths and misconceptions regarding the GLBT community.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon in Russell Union Room 2044, a Cultural Book Club Discussion will be held. ‘Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities” will be presented by the editor, Shane L. Windmeyer. The book takes a provocative look at the concepts of brotherhood, masculinity and sexuality in college fraternities. Later that evening at 7 p.m. in the Russell Union Theater, Windmeyer will present the GLBTQ Awareness Month keynote address ‘Out & Greek: Being Gay, Lesbian or Bi-Sexual in College Fraternities.” Windmeyer is one of the foremost educators on sexual orientation issues and Greek life. He is a national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights, as well as a best-selling author.

A Drag Show, sponsored by Gamma Rho Lambda, will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom.

At 11 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, the film ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be presented at the Carmike Theater.

For more information, contact the Multicultural Student Center at 912-681-5409

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