Celebrating identity before graduation

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This week I was given the opportunity to talk with LGBTQ students and allies on campus. This was such a great opportunity because I have always supported the gay community, so I'm glad to see that the university is supporting them in their own way. It was wonderful to talk with LGBTQ students and to hear how important and special the Lavender Graduation celebration is for them, and how they get to celebrate their identity all together one last time before they graduate.
It is also interesting to have this graduation right after the highly publicized Amendment One vote Tuesday. This is a highly controversial topic that could affect the lives of so many people if passed. But in spite of this happening, it is great to see the LGBTQ students coming together to simply celebrate their accomplishments and involvement on campus, and to have their voice heard once more.
Look for full coverage of Lavender Graduation later this week.

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