LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month at McGill


This year, McGill will celebrate its first LGBTQ+ History Month, organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, with the collaboration of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), The McGill JBSCE Subcommittee on Queer People, the McGill Library, the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support, and Education (OSVRSE), Queer McGill, the Queer Grad Club and many other McGill and community partners.

The goal of LGBTQ+ History Month is to celebrate and highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQ+ communities at McGill University and more broadly in Montréal, Québec and Canada. Through a series of screenings, panels, workshops and community events, LGBTQ+ History Month aims at raising awareness, advancing education and increasing the visibility of LGBTQ+ communities by recognizing their history and contributions, building bridges and bringing together McGill students, staff, faculty, alumni and Montréal community members.   

LGBTQ+ History Month started in 1994 in Missouri, to highlight and teach LGBTQ+ History, and while it is celebrated broadly in the United States and the United Kingdom, it will the first of its kind here in a Canadian university.  

For any questions/media inquiries, please contact Meryem Benslimane, Chair of the Planning Committee, at meryem.benslimane [at] .


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Land Acknowledgment

Map of Montreal

McGill University is situated on the traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. We recognize and respect the Kanien’keha:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today.* 

Recognizing the history of where you stand is important, and becoming increasingly common practice when hosting events and activities across Canada.

Here are a few tips to remember if you want to make a land acknowledgment before a class presentation, in a written document, or when hosting an event. 


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