Queer History month celebrates LBGT history. It is observed during the month of October in the United States to honor National Coming Out Day on October 11, and the first march on Washington by LGBT people in 1979. 

Stories and Events in the Oregon State Community

Building belongings for LGBTQIA+ Beavers

The Pride Center celebrates it's 20th Anniversary this month! Learn more about its creation through student advocacy.

By: Julie Cooper, '18; OSU Alumni Association

Oregon State’s Pride Center offers safe spaces, skill development

A variety of affirming, beneficial services are accessible to LGBTQIA+ students online

By: Tyler Hansen for Ecampus

Queer History Month Timeline Walk

Celebrate Queer joy this Queer History month with a self-guided timeline walk through OSU's Corvallis campus.

Oct. 15 to Oct. 31
Oregon State University, Corvallis campus

Hosted by OSU Pride Center and SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network

Let’s celebrate! | Queer History Month with OSU Rainbow Connect

At the Rainbow Connect LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network’s first virtual social hour, celebrate the people, places and experiences that connect us at OSU and beyond.

Thursday, Oct. 14
5:30 p.m. PT

Hosted by OSU Rainbow Connect and the OSU Pride Center.

International Pronouns Day: Understanding Pronouns

An introductory workshop on understanding and using pronouns. 

Wednesday, Oct. 20
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. PT
Virtual: Register at beav.es/UfF

Hosted by OSU Pride Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity

Queer History Month Coffee Social

Join us for coffee and a chill, safe space for all. 

Friday, Oct. 22
10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Experience Center Lobby

Hosted by OSU Pride Center and the Office of Institutional Diversity

Support and Resources


Pride Center

The Pride Center provides programs and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual members of the on-campus and online OSU community and their allies (LGBTQQIAA). The Pride Center affirms the identities and empowers the lives of people who are LGBTQQIAA by providing education, outreach, program support, consultation, community development, visibility, and advocacy. 


SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network

SOL is a student-fee funded organization that focuses on Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) while providing support through educational programming, student advocacy, and ally building among undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other organizations at Oregon State University.


OSU Rainbow Connect

OSU Rainbow Connect is an official network open to Oregon State alumni and friends who identify with and support LGBTQIA+ communities. Our goals are to facilitate connections, engage alumni and students in learning and healing, share opportunities and guidance for emerging LGBTQIA+ professionals, and encourage advocacy that creates a more inclusive Oregon State.


OSU Queer Archives

The mission of the OSU Queer Archives is to preserve and share the stories, histories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ people within the OSU and Corvallis communities. OSQA was established in the Fall of 2014.


Queer Studies at Oregon State University

Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines how gender, sexuality and ideas of "normal" work together with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, age and religion to create social categories that result in structural, institutional, and ideological discrimination—and further—imagines and works towards social justice for all people. 


OSU Rainbow Continuum

Rainbow Continuum provides a brave space on the OSU campus where LGBTQ+ students can build community and socialize.



QueerPros is an informal group of Oregon State employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-conforming and non-binary who periodically gather to attend events and be in community. Subscribe to the listserv.



Out in STEM

Out in STEM works to support LGBTQ+ individuals navigating the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By providing mentorship, engaging directly with local schools, and forming relationships with queer faculty and students of Oregon State University, we strive to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ individuals across STEM disciplines and create an affirming community that provides aid, empathy, and opportunity.