Announcements Regarding Pride Month (June!)

By Quinn Everts|May 15, 2017Announcements|

As we approach LGBT Pride Month (June), Portland Community College will be hosting a collection of events focused on LGBTQ+ pride, which will be spanning all four campuses for the next month, and then some. The QRC (Queer Resource Center) has a wide range of activities and performances planned for the PCC community.

On Wednesday, May 17th, poet and historian Paul Tran will be gracing the Cascade campus, (MAHB 104) from 1-2 PM. Tran is a nationally recognized slam poet who is not afraid to tackle any subject through his powerful and thought-provoking work.

The same day from 3-5 PM, poet Kay Ulanday Barrett will be presenting the “Queer Beat” at Sylvania campus in the PAC Lobby.

PCC Rock Creek will be hosting its annual “Drag Ball” on the 23rd of May in Building 3, Room 114. The Ball will consist of singing, dancing, acting, and celebrating all things Drag. The event will be from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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A showing of the documentary “Out In The Night” will be presented at Southeast Campus on Wednesday, May 24th from 12-1:30 PM. The movie follows the story of four black lesbian friends, who were dubbed a “Gang of killer lesbians” after defending themselves from being assaulted by a man, in a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York.

The next day, Thursday the 25th, in the Community Hall of Southeast campus, PCC will welcome Renata Hall, one of the women from the group that the documentary is focused on.  Hall has traveled the country speaking on her experience, and will be speaking at Southeast campus from 11:30- 1:00PM.

For a full list of upcoming LGBTQ+ related events, follow this link, or visit your campus Queer Resource Center.

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