Pride Month has evolved into a national fixture each June, but October marks a perhaps lesser-known celebration – LGBT History Month.

Pride Month has been acknowledged on Chapman University’s campus, so some may wonder if LGBT History Month is also recognized.

“There is a compelling argument for why LGBT History Month makes sense to celebrate on a college campus – because the students are here,” says Reg Chhen Stewart, Ph.D., Chapman’s vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. “But we also want to educate the community about the fact that there is both Pride Month and LGBT History Month, to get into the uniqueness of both of those months and why they’re celebrated at different times.”

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