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October is LGBT History Month, and Montgomery College will have many programs throughout the month to celebrate.  At Rockville’s campus, Professors Genevieve Carminati and Deborah Stearns are working on a panel program for the end of the month.  The tentative topic will be “Is Homophobia Dead?” a question that means to address the changing and current attitudes towards and awareness and representation of the LGBT community.  I will be showing an episode of the television series “Transgeneration,” to be followed by a student discussion (date TBA).  Finally, perhaps most exciting of all, MC has a college-wide effort to produce a “Making It Better” film, which will feature faculty LGBT community members and allies.

We’ve come a long way, baby, but our visibility should not be taken for granted.  MC is doing a great job of recognizing our presence and our importance.  That’s enough to be proud about.

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