Allied in Pride are planning some big events for the rest of the fall semester. The group is the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group run by students on campus and has been a part of GW’s community for years.
“We bring together the queer community at GW through social events, advocacy, service projects and awareness campaigns throughout the year,” said Allied in Pride President Rob Todaro.
You may be familiar with some of their work already this academic school year. They began the year with preliminary events designed to recruit new members and to ease the transition to college life for queer students. Their first event was the “bar-b-queer,” which had a great turn out, according to Todaro.
They also had a speed dating event, which was gender neutral and designed to help students make friends. This month, Allied in Pride helped co-sponsor events such as the Students Against Sexual Assault’s screening of The Hunting Ground. They also helped the Feminist Student Union organize events on National Coming Out Day.
Todaro said that he would like to see events that focus on the intersection of sexuality and race, as well as disability and immigration status. In addition to that, he would like to see events focusing on the upcoming 2016 elections.
For more information on upcoming events or to learn more about the LBGTQ advocacy group, go to alliedinpride.com.