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Kicking off GAYpril at Walker Wall


Every year The Claremont Colleges community celebrates a month of LGBTQQIAA Pride in April. Pride month is a once-a-year opportunity for LGBTQQIAA individuals to enjoy visibility and support from a wide community, while celebrating our allies and promoting awareness about issues surrounding the diverse intersections of queer identity. The GAYpril calendar represents the combined efforts of students, staff, and faculty from organizations across The Claremont Colleges. In April we come together to celebrate pride and advocate for queer and allied college communities (and beyond) with events that range from social, to supportive, to educational, to just plain incredible!

GAYpril 2015 is almost upon us!

The QRC has a great lineup of events in store for GAYpril including some old favorites and some new, exciting programs. Here's just a small view of what you can expect from The QRC this year:

Painting Walker Wall: Un-Official Gaypril Kickoff: Saturday, April 4th from 1:30-4:30 pm @ Walker Beach, POM

Lavender Graduation: Friday, May 1st from 3:30-5:00 pm @ Benson Auditorium, PTZ

4th Annual Alumni Luncheon: Saturday, May 2nd @ The QRC, PO (FMI about alumni events, check out our alumni page.)

LGBTQ Student and Alumni Mixer: Saturday, May 2nd starting at 7:00 pm @ The QRC, PO

For more information and details about the QRC's GAYpril events this year, check back soon, or you can check out our events at our web or Facebook pages. Also, don't forget that GAYpril programming is a community effort  of students, staff, and faculty from organizations across all 7 of The Claremont Colleges. The QRC is currently in the process of putting together the 2015 GAYpril Community Calendar, which means we want to hear from you...

Attention Campus Leaders:

If you want your event  to appear on this year’s GAYpril community calendar, please submit information regarding your event to Appy Frykenberg by Monday, March 16th 2015. In your event description, please include the following information:

  • Event Title
  • Date & Time
  • Location (“TBD” is acceptable)
  • A brief description (1-2 sentences) & a longer description (for our weekly “this week in GAYpril” email later)

Anyone on the 7Cs doing programming that intersects with LGBTQQIAAP identities and experiences is welcome to submit their event for the GAYpril Community Calendar. All events listed in our calendar will also appear in our weekly GAYpril announcements. If you have an event, but won’t have all of the information ready for the calendar, you can still submit for our weekly email announcement closer to the date of your event. Please feel free to enclose any advertising or pictures you would like us to attach to this email in your response.

Please encourage groups, orgs, and individuals you know are planning events to submit by the deadline above.

For an idea of previous year's GAYpril events check out the 2014 GAYpril Community Calendar [pdf] .