SAN DIEGO, California -- The 30th Big Queer BBQ at San Diego State University (SDSU) is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 4-9 pm at the Scripps Cottage on campus.
A beloved LGBT-community tradition at SDSU, the Big Queer BBQ (formerly known as the Big Gay BBQ) has been held twice-yearly since the Fall 2000 semester.
The event is organized by SDSU's Queer Student Union and is intended to bring together the entire campus community in queer-friendly environment. The Big Queer BBQ is a free picnic-style event that creates a social environment where attendees can meet and mingle with other queer Aztecs, which encourages cultural and social understanding and life-long friendships.
There will also be a resource fair at the event where attendees get the chance to learn about the different organizations, both on campus and in the greater community, that are available to support the queer community and their allies. This also gives the attendees the opportunity to connect and network with these organizations.
There will also be a talent show and other entertainment.
SDSU's LGBT Student Union (now Queer Student Union) first hosted this event in the Fall 2000 semester as the "Coming Out Day BBQ," to bring greater visibility to the LGBT community on campus. In Spring 2001, the event was re-branded as the "Big Gay BBQ" and has been held each and ever semester since then. Hundreds of students and community members come out to celebrate each semester.
The event begins at 4 pm with the resource fair and serving of free food until 6 pm. The show follows from 6:30-8 pm. Any additional time after will be used for pictures and mingling.
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