Series of Events Celebrates LGBTQ History Month in October

Rutgers University–Camden will host a series of free, public events in celebration of LGBTQ History Month in October.

Monday, October 16

Poet and performer Raymond Luczak will present “On the Queer Disability Experience: An ASL Performance” at 11:20 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main floor of the Campus Center. Luczak, who is perhaps best known for his books, films, and plays, lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at 18 months of age. His forthcoming book, The Kinda Fella I Am: Stories, explores the disabled gay male experience.

Wednesday, October 18

A special screening and discussion of “The Dallas Buyers Club” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the West AB Conference Room, located on the ground floor of the Campus Center. Following the screening of the film, Cyril Reade, an associate professor of art history and director of the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts, will lead a discussion.

Thursday, October 19

In celebration of National LGBT Center Awareness Day, Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon will lead an interactive panel discussion on LGBTQ topics relevant to students, the public, and the entire campus community from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Panel participants will include New Jersey Assemblyman and Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, New Jersey Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, Rutgers Law School Professor Katie Eyer, New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce Co-President Tamara Fleming, and Rutgers–Camden student and LGBTQ leader Amelia Granato.

Thursday, October 26

Guests are invited to an evening with professional model and TED speaker Geena Rocero at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Rocero came out as transgender in 2014 and launched Gender Proud as an advocacy and awareness campaign. She will share her journey from the Philippines to the New York runways.

For more information or to register, contact Gail Caputo at

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