LGBTQ communities around the world celebrate each June the struggles and victories towards a more equal world.
LGBT Pride Month has its origins in the Stonewall Riots of June 28, 1969 in which gay citizens of New York City stood up for their rights and fought for equality. This incident is regarded as the most important event which led to the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States and the rest of the world. (For more information on this check the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots)
And Tohoku University is not the exception to this celebration. This Friday June 6th, actor and LGBT activist George Takei will give a public speech in Kawauchi Campus' B204 from 4:20 to 5:50pm. (For details, check this link: http://tgl.tohoku.ac.jp/event/2014/gtakei/index.html).
Listen to the following message George Takei has for you:
Also, we will be having our monthly gathering this Sunday, so make sure you don't miss it!