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Monday, October 8, 2012

Queer Week 2012

As most of you know, Monday(Oct. 8th) is the first day of queer week. (yaaaay!) The GSEC, along with other organizations on campus, have put together a fun week with workshops, events, and a pride march for which every student and community member is invited. The main objective of queer week is to come together as a community and demonstrate that we are here, that we are not afraid to be ourselves, and to show support for those fighting for our civil rights!

Why do YOU celebrate Queer Week?

"I celebrate to reclaim the pride that many Americans did not get the chance to experience, for my ancestors that were socially stigmatized during their lifetime and were never safe to express their sexuality. I celebrate for those who still deal with oppression, I celebrate your right to be who you decide to be, and I celebrate my individuality." - Marlen Acosta

"I celebrate queer week because I feel like every minority, no matter what separates them, should be able to express themselves in any way fit; for the LGBTQ community, it provides a week of celebration, where we too have the right to be ourselves and express our love, and to show those still in fear of coming out that there is a community here for them!" - Joseph Gilmore

" I celebrate because I am an ally and it is important to me that members of the LGBTQ+ community feel safe and accepted." -Nicole Munoz

If you want to help others feel empowered to be themselves, celebrate and promote equality, and have fun while learning about the community, then COME ON DOWN to our events this week! Educate yourself about issues concerning the LGBTQ+ community and hear personal testimonies that will surely cause an impact on how you perceive gender and sexuality.

For a list of events visit us on FB as AS GSEC. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Written by Marlen Acosta

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