22nd Annual Lavender Celebration!

Are you a LGBTQQIA-identified student or ally at the University of Southern California? Are you graduating in May 2016? Sign up to take part in our FREE graduation ceremony honoring your achievements and success as a LGBTQ+ student at USC!


Lavender Celebration (commonly known as Lavender) is an annual graduation ceremony for LGBTQ+ and ally students. Similar to the other graduation ceremonies sponsored by other student cultural groups, Lavender honors students and commemorates their
contributions to the University community. Invite your friends, invite your family–the more the merrier. Following the ceremony is a reception with food and drink.

The ceremony will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 1st, 2016. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral candidates alike. Join your queer Trojan community, including the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, in celebration!

We are beyond excited to host Mayor Robert Garcia, the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach, as our key note speaker. As a gay man of color and child immigrant, he truly represents the diverse and inclusive nature of today’s LGBTQ community in Southern California. Dennis Cornell, the chief of staff for the President Nikias will also speak as our administrative representative.

To register as a graduating student in the ceremony, please fill out this form: https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3mbfz4Ab5LU9Sa9
For guest RSVPs, please visit this link: https://usc.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bpfsXTXohsCYfEV

A facebook event also exists, as well (please note that attending on facebook does not mean you are registered for the ceremony. Please fill out the qualtrics links above): https://www.facebook.com/events/1041290942609153/

If you have any questions, please email the LGBT Resource Center at lgbt@usc.edu.
This event is held in conjunction with the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, and the Queer Graduate Alliance.


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