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Lavender Graduation

Event Type
Other
Topic
culture
Sponsor
LGBTQA Resource Office
Location
SLB Multipurpose Room
Date
May 10, 2013   12:00 - 2:00 pm  
Cost
Free
Registration
Register in Advance
Contact
Michael Stephens
E-Mail
mstep2@uis.edu
Phone
217-206-8411
Views
808
Originating Calendar
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer Questioning, & Allied (LGBTQA) Resource Office

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) and allied students of all backgrounds. The ceremony acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience thanks to their activities and education at UIS. All students are eligible to participate. No qualifications are required.

First started at the University of Michigan in 1995, the ceremony is now conducted at hundreds of universities nationwide including Princeton, Duke, MIT and NYU. The color lavender, adopted by the gay movement in the 1960's, is the main color of Sayville ("Gayville"), NY. Sayville is near Fire Island where the veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Riots organized. This history is honored during the ceremony as our graduates prepare to make history of their own.

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