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gAyPRIL Events

Pridefully Political
Thursday, Apr. 6, 1 to 2 p.m., Pride
The fight for LGBTQ justice has been one filled with struggle and victories. Over the past decade we have seen progress on LGBTQ issues, but the fight is not over. Come and learn about anti-LGBTQA legislation and how to take action in order to ensure continued progress for queer rights. Learn effective strategies for political engagement, and how to create an impact advocating for social justice issues.

Yeah, Maybe, No
Monday, Apr. 10, 6 to 8 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. Through compassion and empathy, we take an honest look at a deeply troubling problem.

What Gives Your Life Meaning? Dr. Brian De Vries
Thursday, Apr. 13, 12 to 12:50 p.m., ACD 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 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Color Out Hunger Run
Saturday, Apr. 15, 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!

Safe Zone Training
Tuesday, Apr. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., USU 2310
By nurturing open communication and increasing awareness and knowledge, SafeZone empower community members to serve as allies, resources, and advocates for LGBTQ individuals.

Queer Parenting
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., GEC
There is more than one way to start a family: intercourse, adoption, surrogacy and insemination. We invited queer members who have been involved adoptions and inseminations to panel, telling their stories. Come join us to get some civil knowledge for your lives!

ABCs of LGBTQ: Alphabet Soup
Wednesday, Apr. 19, 12 to 1 p.m., Pride
Celebrate the many diverse identities of the LGBTQA community by joining us for an open discussion. Come and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQA community and learn more about the many identities represented in our community.

Take Back the Night
Thursday, Apr. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., Forum Plaza
Join us as we take a stand against sexual violence with advocates, survivors, and allies. Hear first hand from brave survivors and learn about how you can help end the violence.

Deadline to Register for Rainbow Recognition
Sunday, Apr. 23, Ongoing, Online
Are you a member of the LGBTQA community and graduating in 2017? Sign up for Rainbow Recognition and be recognized at our ceremony on May 8, 2017. Those recognized will receive a rainbow sash.

Furries vs. Pet Play
Tuesday, Apr. 25, 12 to 12:50 p.m., LGBTQA Pride Center
How much do you know about these two groups? Do you know that they are two different fishes in a pond. Come find out why in this weekday discussion.

CSUSM PrideFest
Thursday, Apr. 27, 12 to 12:50 p.m., Forum Plaza
Let's wrap up Gaypril with a fesitive celebration! Come to Pridefest to celebrate LGBTQA community and rainbow pride by having fun with our games, free food and beverage!

Raising Zoey
Thursday, Apr. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Kellogg 1111
Affecting the lives of countless kids, teenagers and even adults, 13-year-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from both school officials and students, Zoey determinedly continues to live her life as she is and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives.