PSU Celebrates Pride Week April 11-16

March 30th, 2005 by Adam

The Plymouth State University community will celebrate Pride Week April 11 -16 with fun activities, presentations and performances, sponsored by the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office and the ALSO organization.

Monday, April 11, Pride Week will kick off with the Gay Games, held in the Hartman Union Building Fireplace Lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and compete for prizes in games such as 10%, Drag Ducks, Pop the Balloon, and Ping Pong Heaven. At the same time, visit the GLBT Awareness Fair: Representatives from NH Freedom to Marry Coalition, PFLAG, ALSO, WSGR, and the Wellness Center will come together to raise awareness in and outside the PSU community.

Tuesday, April 12 is Ally Appreciation Day. Allies of the GLBT community often go unnoticed when they are some of the most important people to have around. Come to the Hartman Union Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and show your support for Allies or be acknowledged as an Ally yourself!

Tuesday night, ALSO is sponsoring Dinner Theater with Paul Ricciardi, who will present the solo show Stillwater State: A Gay Odyssey into the Year 1969. The play, which tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a gay college student and a lesbian gym teacher, premiered at the 2004 National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the show will follow. Call 535-2387 for more information or to reserve your tickets.

Wednesday, April 13 is a Day of Silence, sponsored by the GLSEN and USSA. Participants will take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment experienced by LGBT students and their allies. Call 535-2387 to find out how to be involved.

From 7 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the HUB Fireplace Lounge, a panel of GLBT individuals will end their Day of Silence by telling coming out stories as well as answering questions.

Comedian Eddie Sarfaty will perform Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in Hyde 220. Sarfaty has performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was named the “funniest gay comic” at Stand Up New York.

Saturday, April 16 at Boyd Hall, ALSO and the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office will sponsor a conference called “Beyond Tolerance.” Topics will include homosexuality and religion, queer identity and relationship violence. Conference admission is $10 general admission, free with Student ID. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

For more information, call the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office at (603) 535-2387 or visit www.plymouth.edu/wsgr/index.shtml