October is finally here and with that comes pumpkin spice, Halloween and colder weather. However, it is also a time of remembrance. This month is also LGBT History Month.
To celebrate LGBT History Month, the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), is hosting an event called Pride Movie Nights. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. in Bowen 100, the club will show an LGBT film, eat snacks and enjoy the company of others.
The goal of the event is to show LGBT representation in film as well as promote visibility and acceptance on campus.
Many of the films that the club is showing were not played in theatres due to being considered controversial as they are LGBT themed. The club hopes to gather the interest of ABAC students who are not members of GSA as well.
Pride Movie Nights also give those that have never watched an LGBT film the opportunity to see one without fear or judgment. The movies that are shown will aim to have a character that represents each letter of LGBT.
The first movie, which was shown on Oct. 10, was the Netflix comedy “Alex Strangelove.”
On Oct. 17, they watched the musical “RENT.” There will be two other movies shown this month. “But I’m a Cheerleader,” will be shown on Oct. 24. The month will wrap up with “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 30 just in time to celebrate Halloween. “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will give students and viewers a short history lesson on LGBT representation in film during the 1970s and the impact it had on the LGBT community.
During the final film, students are encouraged to come to watch the movie in costume, participate in the trivia game and enter a drawing for a chance to win a prize.
All students, regardless of gender or sexuality, are welcome to join GSA for a night of film and fun.