June is Pride Month and both campus and community members are celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community through educational, fun, awareness-raising events. For instance, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the student union is flying Pride flags, offering t-shirts and stickers, hosting special performances and more. The University of Utah has wrapped the large “U” block on campus in the colors of the Progress Pride flag. Other schools programmed in March and April when more students were around. New Mexico State held its annual Pride Season Drag Show and hosted speakers on topics such as the representation of LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities in the media. Penn State held a march and rally, musical and theater performances, a 5K race for LGBTQIA+ runners and ended with their annual Lavender Graduation recognizing the achievements of graduating LGBTQIA+ students.
According to Insight Into Diversity, other institutions held events such as Queer Prom, a Religious Solidarity Panel, Pride Paint night, keynotes with prominent LGBTQIA+ writers and activists, an online workshop on how to be a better transgender ally, a panel discussion for queer educators, a Pride Shabbat and DIY Passover Seder honoring members of the LGBTQIA+ community and many others.
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