Via Good Jesuit, Bad Jesuit
, “Queer Week” at Xavier University
A week to embrace and celebrate the use of queer as an inclusive, unifying socio-political term for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, transsexual, intersexual, gender queer, or anyone else who supports the equality of all identities and expressions. Monday: 1:30 Distribution of ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-Shirts on the Greenspace 7pm Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Hate Crimes Tuesday: Queer Awareness Display and Tabling in Gallagher Wednesday: 7pm An academic performance by Kate Bornstein “On Women, Men and the Rest of Us” in Kelley Auditorium Thursday: 7pm Showing of ‘Milk’ with panel discussion in Gallagher Theater Friday: 4pm Same-Sex Hand Holding Day/Solidarity and Closing Ceremonies.
Marquette hasn’t gone quite this far in “embracing” and “celebrating” homosexuality, but given the power of the campus gay lobby, and the support it has from the University bureaucracy, it might not be long until we see something just like this.
Labels: Gay Lobby, LGBT, Marquette, Marquette University, Office for Student Affairs, Queer Week, Xavier University