Campus LGBTQ Community
Celebrates 'Chosen Families'
President's Reception Loud and Proud
From rainbow cupcakes to rainbow flags, students and other campus members celebrated LGBTQ History Month with pride at an Oct. 22 reception at the Golleher Alumni House, hosted by CSUF President Fram Virjee and his wife, Julie. Guests participated in activities such as learning about the meaning behind various flags in the LGBTQ community to getting an airbrush tattoo. Special guest féi hernandez, a writer, artist and healer, gave a performance of poetry, with remarks by Nat Betancourt, coordinator of the LGBT Queer Resource Center, Eric Gonzaba, assistant professor of American studies, and President Virjee.
“Hate, homophobia, transphobia and racism exist and plague our society and communities every day. As a community we promote love and the acceptance and affirmation of all individuals and the many identities that they hold.”
— Nat Betancourt, coordinator, LGBT Queer Resource Center