Lavender Graduation coming to Southern Illinois University

CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University LGBT Resource Center is holding a Lavender Graduation for LGBTQ students graduating this May, August and December. The graduation will include a pre-commencement reception award ceremony and reception.The center is asking for formal or semi-formal attire for the event, but it isn’t required. The time and place are:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Alumni Lounge, Student Recreation Center
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served. The deadline to sign up is 4:30 p.m. on April 17. You can sign up through the SIU LGBT Resource center website or through a Google Doc set up by the center.

SIU LGBTQ Resource Center hosts ‘Queersgiving’

CARBONDALE — Thanksgiving is coming up, which means eating too much food and trying our best to tiptoe around political conversations at the dinner table. For those of us with very boisterous families, it can be difficult to avoid. This is The LGBTQ Resource Center at Southern Illinois University has set up a “Queersgiving.” The goal is to give LGBTQ people a positive Thanksgiving experience before heading home to potentially intolerant environments. The event is potluck style, and some catering from Townsquare Market will be provided. There will likely be music and activities.