In today’s blog post, we’re highlighting three events that we expect to make headlines in October.
- Since 1994, October has been celebrated as LGBTQ+ History Month. The month coincides with National Coming Out Day, which falls on Oct. 11, and with the anniversary of the first march on Washington, D.C., for gay and lesbian rights in 1979.
- The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term on Oct. 3. After wrapping its last term in June with a series of blockbuster rulings, the Court will hear oral arguments on some of the most contentious issues of the day, including election oversight, the First Amendment and affirmative action. This will be the first term for Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was sworn in on June 30 as the first Black woman to serve on the court.
- Nobel Prize season is upon us. The prizes will be awarded for physiology or medicine on Oct. 3, physics on Oct. 4, chemistry on Oct. 5, literature on Oct. 6 and peace work on Oct. 7. A total of 343 candidates were considered for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. While not technically a Nobel Prize, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will also be awarded on Oct. 10. Thirteen laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2021.
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