Celebrate LGBTQ History Month at IUPUI

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It's been 61 years since homosexuality was decriminalized in Illinois -- the first state to do so.

Fifty years ago, police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City, which led to four days of struggle between LGBTQ people and the police.

It was only 46 years ago that the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

And it's been 25 years since a Missouri high school teacher advocated for the teaching and celebrating of gay and lesbian history, which led to various groups officially supporting October as LGBTQ History Month.

Although same-gender couples have existed throughout history, with a couple in 2450 BCE Egypt being considered one of the first, the societal and cultural acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community is an ongoing fight.

This year, the Multicultural Center and LGBTQ+ Center at IUPUI aim to shed light on the various struggles LGBTQ+ people have endured throughout history, empower our campus community to be good advocates and supporters, and provide open spaces for discussion.

"This is a great opportunity and good entry point for folks who don't know where to start learning," said AJ Young, director of the LGBTQ+ Center. "If you feel like you don't know enough, you can engage with our events this month."

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