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Penn State To Celebrate National Pride Month Events Throughout June

Penn State announced a series of events to celebrate National Pride Month this June. The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD) will host LGBTQ+ movie nights, picnics, and more throughout the month.

Each event is a part of “Camp Crystal Queer.” Students who participate in the events can earn embroidered patches that will be distributed at the end of the summer.

You can check out the following Pride Month events below to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Instagram Campfire Chat: What does Pride mean to you? — June 7 @ 12:30 p.m.

Join @PennStateLGBTQ on Instagram live to learn what pride means to students.

Lunch on the Lawn — June 8 @ noon — HUB Lawn

The CSGD will host a picnic on HUB Lawn. You must bring your own lunch, and a rainbow picnic blanket will be provided.

Pride Parade and Festival — June 11 @ 3 p.m. — Downtown

The Centre LGBTQA Support Network is hosting its second annual Pride Parade and Festival in downtown State College. There will be an after-party at the Sidney Friedman Parklet on Fraser Street that will feature live music, a magician, drag competitions, and themed booths.

Pride Party — June 14 @ 2 p.m. — HUB LL011

Food and activities will be provided at the CSGD as part of a “pride party.”

CSGD Cinema: “But I’m a Cheerleader” — June 24 @ 2 p.m. — HUB LL011

LGBTQ+ film, “But I’m a Cheerleader,” will be played at the CSGD. Other LGBTQ+ movies will be played at the center once a month throughout the summer. Popcorn is provided.

OUTdoors: Arboretum Stroll — June 28 @ 3 p.m. — Arboretum

Individuals can take a Tuesday afternoon walk with the CSGD throughout the Arboretum. This event falls on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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