LGBTQ+ Month Events

New JSU Pronoun Buttons

JSU Pronoun declaration buttons- he, ze, they, she

Please join The LGBTQ+ Support Committee in celebrating our LGBTQ+ friends, family, and colleagues during LGBTQ+ History Month by proudly wearing one of the new JSU Preferred Pronoun Buttons of your choice.  The new buttons will be provided by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and JSU Safe Zone.  The buttons may be picked up in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Bibb Graves on the third floor.

LGBTQ+ Organizations and Support Groups

LGBTQ+ t-shirt design depicting the Houston Cole Library and logos for Safe Zone, Full Spectrum, and Umbrella OrientationsAs a part of LGBTQ+ History Month, learn about the LGBTQ+ organizations and support groups at JSU. 

For information about the LGBTQ+ organizations and support groups on campus and a tie dyed Cocky Pride T-shirt, please contact Full Spectrum at fullspectrum@jsu.edu  or Umbrella Alliance at edempsey@stu.jsu.edu.  In addition to this website, you can visit the Safe Zone Website or look for members of these groups wearing a t-shirt with this design.  They would love to tell you about the various groups represented on their shirt.

Tell Your Story

As a way to celebrate LGBTQIA History Month in October, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the LGBTQ+ Support Committee are looking for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and alumni who are willing to share their stories as members of the LGBTQ+ community at Jacksonville State University, or in general. These written stories will be displayed and then archived in the Houston Cole Library. If you think you might be interested, please feel free to reach out to the president of Full Spectrum, Jacob Price, at jprice9@stu.jsu.edu or to the president of JSU LGBTQ+ Alumni Association, Eric Mcculley, at jemcculley@jsu.edu . There is no limit – if you want to share a story, we would love to read it and archive it for you.

Safe Zone Events

Part 1- Basic Training
October 6, 10 am - noon

This initial training covers Core Vocabulary, LGBTQ-Inclusive Language Dos and Don'ts, Privilege, and the Coming Out Process.

Part II- How to be an Effective Ally
October 19, 2 - 4 pm

This advanced training covers Evaluating your Allyship, everyday College Scenarios, Ally Tips, and Understanding your Role as an Ally.

Ally Lunch Meeting
October 15, 1 pm

Zoom chat with the Magic City Acceptance Center. The Safe Zone Ally Lunches are open to the JSU community. The lunches provide opportunities for community members to engage, support, and learn more about LGBTQ+ activities and advocacy opportunities in the local community.

Join Zoom Meeting

For More Information On Safe Zone Training and the Ally Lunch Meeting, visit the Student Affairs Safe Zone Website

Coming Out Week

October 11 - 17

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a day set aside to support friends and family who wish to come out of the closet and live openly as an LGBTQ+ person.


When did you first come out to your family or a friend or a colleague?  When did you first show your support for your LGBTQ+ friends and community?
 The LGBTQ+ Support Committee invites you to show your support this week for those who wish to come out of the closet.  Print and wear an “Out Since” badge or “Ally Since” badge this week to let your LGBTQ+ friends and family know that they are not alone, and they have your support.

Download Your Out and Ally Badge Art for Printing (PDF)

Coming Out Day badges for participants and allies

Talk / Lunch and Learn Session with Mr. Freddy Clements

October 14, 12:15 - 1 pm
Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium

He will share his story of being gay in Alabama.

The Diversity and Inclusion talk engages the entire campus community in conversations about differences that serve to further the University’s mission “to be an inclusive and diverse community that educates and cares for the whole person.” 
First 20 people are welcomed in person. We ask others to login to Teams to view. For more information or to ask questions, email diversity@jsu.edu.


Scripted Studio Play Reading Series

October 20, 7 pm
Virtual Event

The JSU Drama Department's new Scripted Studio Play Reading Series will help celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with a new play reading. This is a totally free event and will be available digitally for a socially distanced theatrical experience!
 For more information visit the JSU Drama Department website.

The Laramie Project

October 30 - November 2

Showtimes:

  • Oct. 30 &  Nov. 2, 7:30 pm
  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2:30 pm

The JSU Drama Department will present a live stream performance of The Laramie  Project, a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, and the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming where it happened.

Tickets will be $10 and will go on sale October 15th. 

For more information, visit the JSU Drama Department Website