On Tuesday, the Publicity Center’s Daniel Fisher wrote about a few events happening this week at CWU Pride Week. Well, the week is almost up as the weekend looms on the horizon, but fret not: the best is yet to come for Pride celebrations!
The Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ), the Equity and Community Services Council (ESC) and Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) are all working hard to bring you the best Pride Week yet and believe you me, they’ve really out-done themselves.
No, this isn’t a graduation ceremony for flowers at some botanical university, though I’m sure that would be pretty cool too. Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognized LGBTQIA+ students of all races and ethnicities. Hangout with other students, meet new people, and have a great time.
– Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in Black Hall room 151.
If you’ve ever been to the Pride Parade in Seattle, then you know just how fun parades can be. Grab a flag, make a sign, wear some cool clothes and express yourself as you march through Ellensburg. Anyone is encouraged to join and as parades go, the more the merrier.
– Friday, May 29 around 1 p.m. following the Amateur Drag Show at 11 a.m. on the SURC West Patio.
Professional Drag Show
The crème de la crème. The bee’s knees. The main potato. Main potato? I don’t know. It could be a thing if we just let it.
This is the big one. Featuring a live musical performance by the award winning CWU a capella group Fantastic Forte and hosted by well-known drag performers Aquasha DeLusty and Jenuwine Beauté, this free show is set to close out Pride Week in style.
In addition to the drag show, a “Queen Fling” is scheduled following the performance, which includes an all-inclusive, all-ages dance at the Elmira in downtown Ellensburg at 117 E 4th Ave. Free transportation from the SURC to the Elmira will be provided by the CWU Access, Belonging, Learning and Equality (ABLE) club.
If you can only come to one CWU Pride Week event this week, make sure you to come to this (but please go to all of them, because they’re all totally awesome).
– Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom.