Celebrating PRIDE Week

D-SAGA plans to raise awareness on the issues the LGBT community faces

by Published: Apr 16, 2012

Members of Diverse Sexuality & Gender Alliance (D-SAGA) and other stu­dent orga­ni­za­tions were out in the quad for one of D-SAGA’s PRIDE Week activ­i­ties. Monday was “Live Homosexual Activity” on Monday.

The point of PRIDE Week is to dis­play the issues the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) com­mu­nity faces on a daily basis and to bring aware­ness of those issues to the Ferris com­mu­nity. The pur­pose of “Live Homosexual Activity” was to show that LGBT indi­vid­u­als do the same and “nor­mal” activ­i­ties as non-LGBT individuals.

Kelsey Hart, a junior in sports man­age­ment, said, “Pride Week isn’t some­thing that Ferris has par­tic­i­pated in dur­ing recent years so I’m really happy we have it started it again, I think it’s really impor­tant for the campus.”

Hart said the activ­i­ties being put on show a more dynamic view into the LGBT com­mu­nity, espe­cially the queer mono­logues, which are real sto­ries from Ferris stu­dents and staff members.

“It will cover “com­ing out” allies, all iden­ti­ties and accep­tance. I really hope stu­dents choose to attend this week’s events because they are really great and I hope Ferris can become more accept­ing,” Hart said.

All activ­i­ties for PRIDE Week include the Queer Monologues on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in IRC 120, Day of Silence on Thursday in the north quad from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and a Drag-off, which is a fash­ion show, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rankin Dome Room.

  • http://youcanhaveabigbox.blogspot.com/ edward­nor­ton­fan

    I’m so proud of all the DSAGA peeps and the oth­ers who sat out there in the freez­ing rain to show sup­port and pride!