Pride Week Begins Today

Posted: April 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

Pride Week 2002, April 1-5, gets underway today with a panel discussion. “Sacred Journeys: LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) People of Faith Speak Out” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. Members of the George Mason and Washington, D.C., communities will discuss their experiences as LGBT people of faith and their sacred journeys toward integrating spirituality, sexuality, and gender identity.

Keynote speaker Keith Boykin, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton, comes to the Johnson Center Bistro tomorrow at 8 p.m. Author of One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America and a graduate of Harvard Law School, he is one of the nation’s foremost commentators on race and sexual orientation.

Other events throughout the week include information sessions, movies, an introduction to the Safe Zone project, and a drag night.

Pride Week 2002 is a collaboration between the Pride Alliance, the Counseling Center, the Women’s Resource and Research Center, Student Activities, Health Education Services, and the Office of Diversity Programs and Services. For more information, call x32700.

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