Penn State's LGBTA Student Resource Center holds annual Pride Week events

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- LGBTA Student Resource Center at Penn State is hosting an array of LGBTA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally) educational events through Friday, March 28, on the University Park campus of Penn State.

The lineup of events ends Friday with the Pride Ball, a night of dance, food and fun to save young lives. The doors open at 8:30 p.m. in 302 Hetzel Union Building and the event is sponsored by Delta Lambda Phi fraternity with proceeds going to The Trevor Project, a suicide prevention nonprofit.

On March 26, author and keynote speaker Urvashi Vaid presented "The Status Queer: A Critical Look at the LGBT Movement" in the Hetzel Union Building, Freeman Auditorium. Vaid is founder of LPAC, the first lesbian political action committee, which was launched in July 2012. She serves on the board of directors of the Gill Foundation, which is dedicated to achieving equal opportunity for all, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. She is founder of The Vaid Group, a consulting practice that advises individuals and organizations working to achieve social justice in a wide range of fields. For more than 10 years, Vaid worked in various capacities at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Visit http://urvashivaid.net to see Vaid's complete bio. Also March 26, the Pride Rally convened on the Old Main steps.

For a full list of Pride Week activities, visit http://www.prideweek.psu.edu/events.shtml.

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Last Updated March 27, 2014