Q Center

PHOTO by KAREN ORDERS

Purple, Gold and Lavender

The joint was jumping at the 12th annual Lavender Graduation ceremony June 11 in the UW Tower. “May the Fierce Be With You” was the theme of the event, which was produced by the Q Center, Office of Student Life and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. The ceremony, which was open to students of any level (undergraduate, graduate or professional), honored queer, same gender loving, two-spirit, and allied communities, including members of UW MEChA, a Chicana/Chicano student organization (above). “We have all been through hard times,” Q Center director Jen Self, ’05, ’10, told the crowd. “But without tears, joy is not as possible.”


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