Pride Week Begins Monday

Penn State’s LGBTQA Student Resource Center is celebrating Pride Week 2016 this week with a week full of events and special speakers.

Penn State’s LGBTQA Student Resource Center is celebrating Pride Week 2016 this week with a week full of events and special speakers.

The week kicks off with a HUB Takeover from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with various student clubs, community organizations and resource centers handing out information with ways that students can get involved around campus. The event also includes the opportunity for those walking through the HUB to start their Monday with a free gay hug.

On Tuesday, their is a BP Pride Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. along with the chance to hear from Emily McGranachan later on that night.

The week continues on Wednesday with a Pride Rally on Old Main’s Steps and a presentation of Shane Bitney Crone’s Bridegroom  later that evening.

On Thursday, there’s a chance to hear from Emily McGranachan again as she talks on growing up queer along with a viewing of Out in the Night hosted by the Penn State student Film Organization.

Eric Lueschen, a former place kicker for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was a late edition to the week’s festivities and  will also speak on Thursday regarding his story of struggle and success through the world of sports.

On Friday, there will be a pride march starting at the steps of the Boucke Building and a Pride Shabbat hosted by  Penn State Hillel.

The week closes on Saturday with the LGBTQ prom, hosted by the School of Theatre.

Here’s a complete run-down of the week of events:

Monday 3/21 

  • HUB Takeover – 10 a.m. – 4 a.m., HUB-Robeson Center

Tuesday 3/22

  • BP Pride Lunch and Learn – 11:30 a.m – 1 p.m., 131 HUB-RobesonCenter

  • Emily McGranachan: “Maybe Baby: LGBTQ Paths to Parenthood” – 6 p.m., Flex Theatre HUB-Robeson Center

Wednesday 3/23 

  • Pride Rally – 12 p.m., 124 HUB-Robeson Center

  • Shane Bitney Crone presenting Bridegroom – 12 p.m, 134 HUB-Robeson Center

Thursday 3/24

  • Emily McGranachan: “Growing up Queer: LGBTQA Parents and Children” – 12 p.m., 134 HUB-Robeson Center

  • Viewing of Out in the Night hosted by the Penn State Student Film Organization – 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Cinema

Friday 3/25

  • Pride March – 12 p.m., Boucke Building Steps

  • Pride Shabbat hosted by Penn State Hillel – 6:30 p.m., Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Saturday 3/26

  • LGBTQA Prom hosted by the School of Theatre – 9 p.m. – 12 a.m., 119 Theatre Building

 

 

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About Adriana Lacy (64 Articles)
Adriana is from the oh-so-famous town of “Right Outside of Philly,” Pennsylvania currently double majoring in Public Relations and African-American Studies. She is a passionate sports fan, avid reader, and an obsessive tweeter. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about sports and social justice while drinking urban-framed, artisan crafted coffee. A proud black student, Adriana considers herself a social justice warrior and strives to promote racial equality and diversity in her community. Email her at adriana@undergroundvoices.co and tweet with her at @adriana_lacy

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