Queer History Month Events

Queer History Month aims to raise awareness,advance education, and increase visibility of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities by recognizing their history and contributions, building bridges, and bringing together McGill students, staff, faculty, and alumni and community members within and beyond Montréal.

Scroll through this page to see all the events on offer from the Equity team at McGill. If you see an event that interests you, click the "register" to learn more and reserve your spot!

Nalo Hopkinson Workshop Poster

Thursday, October 5

“Feeding the Hungry Ghosts: Writing Nourishing Prose”

Creative Writing Workshop with Nalo Hopkinson

To write is to prepare a feast for your readers. In this creative writing workshop led by acclaimed author Nalo Hopkinson, we will discuss and practice ways of cultivating and satisfying the reader appetite.

Poster for Queer History Month Keynote

Thursday, October 5

“Creating Other Worlds, Telling Our Stories”   

Keynote address with Nalo Hopkinson 

What's the point of inventing worlds that don't exist? Shouldn't we as 2SLGBTQIA+ people focus on fixing the things that are killing us in this world?

Return of the rainbow poster

Thursday, October 19

Return of the Rainbow

McGill's Homecoming for current and past 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and faculty

Since 2001, this annual celebration has offered an opportunity for queer members of the McGill community to share and hear meaningful stories of intergenerational queerness at McGill over cocktails. 

Poster for the trans and nonbinary in academia panel

Wednesday, October 25

Trans and Nonbinary in Academia

Panel discussion

Join us for a discussion about navigating academia as a trans, nonbinary, intersex, or gender nonconforming person. Our expert panelists will be discussing experiences in academia, sharing tips and strategies, and running a Q&A.

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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