Queertober Event at Illinois State University Features Andrea Gibson
Andrea Gibson, a poet and activist who prefers the non-gendered pronoun ‘they,’ performed last Monday night at Illinois State University.
Their poetry works with themes related to “love, war, racial inequality, body acceptance, mental illness, LGBT issues” in addition to Gibson’s dog, according to an article from an Illinois State University news source videtteonline. Gibson was also responsible for hosting the event as a component of the University’s Pride and Diversity Advocacy. The Advocacy program has dubbed the month of October Queertober, which included a poetry workshop led by Gibson. Nearly 30 students and faculty members participated in the programming.