Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month” and presidents since have issued annual proclamations. At the LGBTQA Resource Office we are celebrating the month with notable women who are also LGBTQ. Some of these women are: Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Eleanor Roosevelt, Weiwha, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Barbara Jordan, and Audre Lorde.
Visit our Icon History Display in the student lounge. The display includes a photo text exhibit of notable people in history. This multicultural and gender inclusive exhibit proudly shares the achievements of these LGBTQ, non-heterosexual, and trans icons.