Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs

Programs and Annual Events

Wright State Programs

Equity Banquet

Annual dinner and auction to raise funds for student scholarships.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Drag Show

Annual event held at WSU where drag queens and kings take the stage to raise money for charity or scholarships.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Lavender Graduation

A ceremony to honor our LGBTQA students' academic achievements before graduating. 

Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQA Affairs.

Nationally Recognized Programs

Trans Day of Rememberance

November 20

Memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender prejudice.

Pride Month

On June 2, 2000 President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month". In June 2009 President Barack Obama declared June as "LGBT Pride Month".

National Coming Out Week

  • National Coming Out Day is October 11, and was started in 1988 to raise awareness
  • A week-long event that is sponsored by Rainbow Alliance
  • Events that discuss issues in the LGBTQA community
  • Empowering Day for members to come out openly
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance

GLBT History Month

October, a month long observance of GLBT history, and the history of the gay rights movement. First celebrated in 1994.

World AIDS Day

December 1, raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, also to remember those who lost the fight with AIDS/HIV.

Day of Silence

April 17, a silent protest founded by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) protesting the harassment of GLBT.

A day-long event that is topped off with a "Breaking the Silence" ceremony at the end of the day.