Pride Week

Winona State University will host the second annual “Pride Week” April 7-12.

Pride Week is a weeklong collection of events to educate, celebrate and embrace the GLBTQIA community. Each day will feature a different color and theme, and participants are invited to dress accordingly with a different color each day.

The events for Pride Week are:

Monday, April 7 – Red

  • Pride Week Panel, 5 p.m., East Hall; Different aspects of the queer community will be explored

Tuesday, April 8 – Yellow

  • Coming Out for Cake, 6 p.m., Smaug Stage, Kryzsko Commons; Anyone is invited to share their coming out story as a member of the queer community or as an ally

Wednesday, April 9 – Green

  • Shades of Yellow (SOY), 7-8:30 p.m., Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall; Participants are invited to learn about recognizing intersectionalities and taking pride in identities

Thursday, April 10 – Blue

  • TEACH on Queer Safer Sex, 7 p.m., Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall; Students are invited to learn about sex education for queer people

Friday, April 11 – Purple

  • Day of Silence, All Day, Campus Wide
  • Queer Activism/Alphabet Soup, 9:30-11 a.m., KEAP Center in Wabasha Hall; Education and tips for helping the queer community. Participants will learn how to be an ally and advocate for intersex, trans*, genderqueer, polyamorous and asexual individuals.
  • “The Naked I: Insides Out,” 7 p.m., Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall; The third in a series of plays, Insides Out explores queer and trans* experiences through monologues, short scenes, spoken word poems, and much more.

Saturday, April 12 – Hollywood Glam

  • #PRIDEProm, 8 p.m., Bub’s Basement; Students are invited to celebrate the end of Pride Week. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Pride Week events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

For more information, email Garrett Bowling at or visit Facebook

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