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!