Graduating Gay: LGBT Spring Events at Local Universities

Compiled by Shelby Clark Petkus

Eastern Michigan University


Hosted by EMU's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center

Wednesday, April 16

Lavender Celebration. 11:30 a.m. Student Center Ballroom.

Oakland University

Auburn Hills

Pride Week: April 7-17

All events take place at OU's Oakland Center.

Thursday, April 10

Gay Straight Alliance's 11th Annual Drag Show. 7 p.m. Banquet Rooms.

Saturday, April 12

Pride Prom. 7 p.m. Gold Rooms ABC.

Sunday, April 13

Lavender Graduation Celebration featuring a performance by Athens Boys Choir. 1 p.m. Gold Rooms ABC.

Thursday, April 17

Bi 101 and Beyond with Robyn Ochs. 4 p.m. Lake Superior A.

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Pride Week: April 9-18

Multiple LGBT and LGBT-inclusive organizations sponsor a variety of events on campus.

Friday, April 11 (Day of Silence)

Queered for Take-Off. 12 p.m. Education Wing, Broad Art Museum.

International Coffee Hour. 4 p.m. McDonel Lower Lounge.

Drag Show. 8:30 p.m. International Center Food Court.

Saturday, April 12

Speed Dating, Picnic and Gaymes. 2 p.m. Student Services Courtyard.

Sunday, April 13

Lavender Reception & Mosaic Awards. 1:30 p.m. Lincoln Room, Kellogg Conference Center.

Monday, April 14

A Dialogue with Queer People of Faith. 7:30 p.m. Location TBD.

Let's Talk about Sex Positivity. 8 p.m. E-10 Holmes.

Tuesday, April 15

Glitter Bomb the Rock. All day until midnight. The Rock.

Wednesday, April 16

Robyn Ochs. 3 p.m. Location TBD.

Thursday, April 17

Katie Wirsing - Spoken Word Poet. Time and location TBD.

Friday, April 18

Pride Quilt. Time TBD. Ring Room.

Pride Prom - Hawaiian Theme. 8 p.m. 120 Music Building.

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

U of M's LGBT Resource Center, the Spectrum Center, hosts.

Thursday, May 1

Lavender Graduation. 4:30 p.m. Pendleton Room, Michigan Union.


U of M-Dearborn's PRIDE UM-Dearborn hosts.

Tuesday, April 29

SafeZone. Time and location TBD.

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