The Big Gay Welcome, UToledo’s LGBTQA+ Welcome Weeks event, returns to in-person this academic year with fun and entertainment in celebration of the LGBTQA+ community on campus.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Success, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Eberly Center and the Ryan White Program, the Big Gay Welcome is an opportunity for LGBTQA+ students, staff and faculty to celebrate pride and visibility and to learn about what’s happening on campus this fall.
The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Koester Alumni Pavilion between Parks Tower and the Glass Bowl.
“I am excited for Big Gay Welcome because it creates a space for LGBTQ+ folks on campus to build community and be out and proud together,” said Isis Walker, program coordinator for LGBTQA+ initiatives in the Office of Multicultural Student Success.
The Big Gay Welcome will include performances by local drag king Flex Blast and appetizers and snacks will be provided during the event. The first 75 attendees will receive a Celebrating Pride and Visibility T-shirt.
For more information or to RSVP, visit the event’s Invonet site.