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UCSD to host Out and Proud Week from April 23 to April 27

SAN DIEGO -- University of California San Diego's (UCSD)'s LGBT Resource Center will host its annual "Out and Proud Week" on the La Jolla campus April 23-27.

The purpose of the series of events is to give the LGBT community on the campus an opportunity to promote visibility, while celebrating and reflecting on the achievements of LGBTQI-identified students, staff, faculty and their allies.

Organizers also use the week to create public awareness and spark discussion about current LGBT issues on the state and national levels.

Throughout the week, staff and volunteers from the LGBT Resource Center will have a table set up on the Library walk with information about the various LGBT student, staff, and faculty organizations on campus. The information table will be open from 10:30 am-3 pm, and volunteers will each day create a rainbow balloon arch to cross over the walkway.

Events include a brown bag lunch on the Library Walk; Trans*Pride Day; participation in Dine Out For Life San Diego; a Take Back the Night rally; and several presentations on topics such as combating homophobia and coming out.

UCSD's LGBT Resource Center is open year round and works to provide a visible presence on campus and enhances a sense of connection and community among LGBT faculty, staff, students, alumni and the UCSD Community. The center provides space for student groups to meet, support groups, programming, and other LGBT community building activities.

The full schedule of Out and Proud Week activities is below.

For more information click HERE.

Out and Proud Week 2012 Week at a Glance