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gAyPRIL Events Celebrate LGBTQA+ Community

By Katie Chappell

Throughout the month of April, CSUSM will hold a series of events focused on educating and raising awareness of issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) community. Sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., in partnership with departments and organizations across the university, gAyPRIL events will include workshops, trainings, lectures and discussions. 

The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Events started last week and are ongoing through the entire month. View the full event schedule

----- gAyPRIL events this week -----

Yeah Maybe No

April 10, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
USU Ballroom

Yeah Maybe, No is a story that cuts through the anger and fear that surrounds sexual violence to let a survivor tell his story in his own words. Blake is a college student who is processing his past unhealthy relationship on a college campus facing controversy over how it handles sexual assault cases. Blake struggles with identifying his experience as a crime and looks to draw a line between rape and a "bad situation." Due to self-blame, that line shifts and blurs, which complicates getting support from loved ones. The people around him expect a crime drama, but that is far too black and white for Blake to relate to. Through compassion and empathy, we take an honest look at a deeply troubling problem.

What Gives Your Life Meaning? Dr. Brian De Vries

April 13, 2017
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
Academic 102

Dr. Brian de Vries is a Professor of Gerontology at San Francisco State University and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. de Vries will join us in exploring palliative care by presenting a talk on his research into healthcare planning and end-of-life issues in the LGBTQ Community. Join us for a mixer with Dr. Brian De Vries at the LGBTQA Pride Center (USU 3100) from 10:30-11:30am.

Color Out Hunger Run

April 15, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Mangrum Track & Field

Join the ASI Community Centers as we race to "color out" hunger! Students can run, jog, or walk through various color stations while being bathed in an array of colored powders. Afterwards, students can enjoy even more fun at the Celebration Party, which features music, food, group photos, and a massive color throw! To participate, bring two cans of food or pay a small waiver fee. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a T-shirt!