MACOMB — The Western Illinois University (WIU) LGBT*QA Resource Center is hosting the Big Picture LGBT*QA Picnic tomorrow on the Multicultural Center lawn.
In a press release, WIU said that the picnic is held each year as an opportunity for community building among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual and allies in the community.
Facial coverings are required by all participants, and attendance is limited to the first 50. The picnic will feature “grab and go” items to ensure pandemic-related protocols are followed.
“This year we would like to take the time to acknowledge and honor those individuals who lost their lives to police brutality,” said Kairo Scott, LGBT*QA Resource Center graduate assistant. “Many individuals of color across the country, within the campus, and the Macomb community have given their voices and experiences to amplify the message that Black Lives Matter. Please joins us for our annual event where we will be affirming the voices of our Black students and intentionally recognizing the contributions that Queer and Trans* People of Color (QTPOC) have made to the LGBT*QIA+ community.”
The picnic will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the formal picture being taken at 5 p.m. If you want to be in the picture, be there no later than 4:50 p.m. All members and allies of the LGBTQ community, including family and friends, are invited to take part.