Pride Week 2013 is one to be remembered for sure! If you haven’t gone to our facebook page to see the fabulous pictures, you totally should! In case you missed it, allow me to recap the amazing week…
Monday morning, our members were out early to stake the oval so that people would know it was Pride Week. Some hurried off to class while others then prepped for the first round of selling baked goods in the UC. We were lucky enough to have reps from Gay Men’s Task Force and Women’s Resource Center tabling alongside us, making the days pass even more quickly. Later that day, we were excited to work with a NO H8 photo shoot. Shout out to the volunteers, coordinators, and talent who made this event possible!
Tuesday, we started with bake sale round two. We had lots of delicious treats donated by various members and allies – from cookies and brownies to cakes, our display was simply delish! We were also lucky enough to have two fabulous speakers. First, Bree Sutherland spoke about transgender sexual health. Later, Beth Hubble spoke about how to be an ally. Both were invaluable!
Wednesday we hosted a Guess the Straight Person panel in the UC, which was nothing but fun! Later, we had another speaker, Dr. Lindsey Doe, who spoke on Queer Sex Ed. As some of you may know, Lindsey is a sexologist who teaches Human Sexuality right here at The University of Montana. I’m told if you have an opportunity to take her class, you definitely should not miss it.
On Thursday, we invited businesses to participate in the Allied Business/Non Profit Fair. You can see more of these contacts under our Resources tab. The night held yet another magnificent speaker and professor, Dr. James Randall, who presented on “Music and Queer Identity.” For more on this, check out the prior post on this page.
Friday marked the end of Pride Week with a bang. We had a kiss a king/kiss a queen booth and hosted a drag show in the UC right between the ASUM offices and The Market. The performers were stunning, with 3 kings and 3 queens each putting on quite a show with each of their songs. We even had a drag virgin and were honored to be his first!
Pride Week would not have been possible without our numerous volunteers, speakers, performers, bakers, participants, patrons, or the university as a whole. THANK YOU SO MUCH to each and every one of you!
Only 50 more weeks til next year’s Pride Week!