Held each year, Pride Week celebrates the identity and culture of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA*) community.
Planned and hosted by the Keweenaw Pride student organization, this week-long series of events features a variety of programs that vary by year. Past events have included:
- film screenings,
- a Guess the Straight Person event, where LGBTQIA* stereotypes are explored and debunked,
- guest speakers and lecturers, and
- Q&A sessions about “taboo” topics ranging from LGBTQIA* sex to the gender-transition process.
Pride Week always culminates in the annual Drag Show, which draws over 1,000 people to campus and is regularly the year’s highest-attended student-run event.
It's time for the annual Pride Week hosted by Keweenaw Pride. Come out to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with a variety of events all week long!
Monday: "Pledge to be an Ally" Stop by the Husky Statue between 11:00am-2:00pm and sign a pledge to show your support for the LGBTQAI+ Community at Michigan Tech!
Tuesday: TED Talk at Canterbury House. Join Keweenaw Pride and the Canterbury House at 6:00pm for a TED Talk relating to LGBTQAI+ Culture. A short discussion will follow!
Wednesday: KP Movie and Discussion. Join Keweenaw Pride for a movie to learn about Drag Queen & King culture and discuss the history and how drag is portrayed in media. Movie is at 7:00pm in Fisher 132 with discussion after.
Thursday: “Drag Queen GO” If you want to be the very best like no one ever was, go and find some Queens! Around campus will be posters of each of the performers in the upcoming Drag show. First person or group to send selfies with each poster to firstname.lastname@example.org wins a prize! Prizes: Non-Keweenaw Pride members win a free ticket to the Drag Show on Saturday. Keweenaw Pride members win a reserved seat in the front row!
Friday: Try out some “Identity Cupcakes”. Come have gourmet cupcakes and learn more about less-known LGBTQAI+ Identities! 11am-1pm at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Hamar House).
Saturday: 17th Annual Drag Show. Join Keweenaw Pride with our lovely host Joey Black, and queens Mercedes Benzova, Jackie Roberts, Harmony Breeze, Nova D’Vine, and Cass Marie Domino, and king Justin Case. See you at the Rosza at 8:00pm!
All Week Long: Stop by the Van Pelt and Opie Library to view our brand new “History of Pride" Exhibit