Pride Center

Create Strong Bonds with other LGBTQIA+ Students of Color at “The Lavender Takeover” Hosted by the Pride Center

January 14, 2022


WHAT: The Pride Center of the University Student Union (USU) welcomes all LGBTQIA+ students of color to experience a vibrant and healing space at “The Lavender Takeover.” LGBTQIA+ students of color are encouraged to proudly express their true authentic selves and engage in rich discussions surrounding unique experiences.

WHO: Whitney Workman, Supervisor at the Pride Center, is responsible for coordinating this event.

WHEN: Every other Tuesday from Feb. 1 to May 10, 5 to 7 p.m.
Feb. 1: Celebrating Black Queer and Trans Folks
Feb. 15: GAYme Night
March 1: Chefs of Color
March 15: TBD
March 29: Multigenerational Round Table
April 12: TBD
April 26: TBD
May 10: TBD

WHERE: The first meeting, Feb. 1, will be held via Zoom (ID: 864 2075 3128, Password: pride). From Feb. 15 to May 10, meetings will be held at the Pride Center (2nd floor of the Sol Center in the University Student Union)

WHY: A special opportunity for LGBTQIA+ students of color to share their experiences, ideas and personal feelings about how their intersecting identities impact the way they move through society.

BACKGROUND: The Pride Center has created a learning, healing and safe space for all queer and trans Matadors of color to take a step back from the complexities of a white heteronormative society and just be themselves. “The Lavender Takeover” will alternate between being open for everyone to join and closed for QTPOC folks to have their own space. RSVP forms for each session will be open on a rolling basis. For more details on the event, please visit

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