What is pride? Pride is courage. Pride is confidence. Pride is acceptance of oneself and celebration of individuality. Pride is love, laughter and letting go of insecure stigmatizations. Pride is diversity.
CWU’s Pride Week is happening right now, and in support of the LGBTQIA+ community on campus, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ), the Equity and Community Services Council (ESC) and Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) are hosting a series of events celebrating the diversity of our student body.
Events occurring throughout the week range from drag shows to live music to pride parades, and the event organizers urge anyone and everyone to come, have fun and show their support.
Queer Art Show:
The Queer Art Show strives to create a positive space for queer expression. Everyone is invited to help build and affirm Central’s queer community and to challenge traditional notions of identity, art and the queer experience by either submitting work or attending the show to support the artists.
ALL ART IN ALL MEDIUMS FROM ALL ARTISTS IS WELCOME!
Submit your work at http://www.cwu.edu/equal/queer-art-show-submissions
or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amateur drag show:
One of the favored and most anticipated annual events is the Amateur Drag Show Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. on the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) West Patio. Everyone is encouraged to attend this popular free event.
In addition, a Pride Parade will follow and anyone and everyone is welcome to march. Grab a sign or a flag and join the group!
Come unwind and have fun with EQuAl by playing a game of Drag-Hosted Bingo Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) room 137 A/B. There will be a bake sale and fun prizes. One Bingo card will be $0.50 and three will be $1.00.
Other events of the week celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride will be highlighted tomorrow in a follow-up post by my colleague, comrade, contemporary and confidant Jonathan Glover. Stay tuned, Wildcats.