WHO/​WHAT: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity con­tinues its quest to become a national and inter­na­tional leader in diver­sity and inclu­sion by hosting its inau­gural Pride Week.

A week-​​long series of activ­i­ties and events will cel­e­brate les­bian, gay, bisexual and trans­gen­dered (LGBT) indi­vid­uals and hope to raise aware­ness of the com­mu­nity among the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion in an effort to build equality for all.

WHEN: Pride Week kicks-​​off on Tuesday, October 9 and con­cludes on the night of Friday, October 12th.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Stories of Asian American Pride: Expanding Our Understanding of Ethnic and Sexual Identity. Wednesday, October 10 at 6 p.m. in the Asian American Center's Multipurpose Room.
  • The "Kinsey Sicks," America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet will perform "Condoleezapalooza." Wednesday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
  • John Amaechi, Human Rights Campaign national spokesperson and former Orlando Magic basketball player, will speak.(October 11 is National Coming Out Day) Thursday, October 11th at 7 p.m. in the Curry Student Center Ballroom.
  • Denim Day, where anybody can wear denim (usually jeans) to show support for the LGBT community. Friday, October 12th, all day on the Northeastern campus.

Other events during the week include open mic night, brown bag lunch dis­cus­sions, Safe Zone training and a live per­for­mance from the Music and Enter­tain­ment Industry Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion (MEISA).

Pride Week is spon­sored by North­eastern University’s Bisexual Les­bian and Gay Asso­ci­a­tion, the Council for Uni­ver­sity Pro­grams, the Res­i­dent Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tion, Res­i­den­tial Life, after­HOURS and the Office of Stu­dent Activities.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jason Korn­witz at 617–373-5471 or j.​kornwitz@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.