QueerFest: Celebrating All Identities
This annual event, formerly known as "Big Gay Weekend," provides LGBTQ and ally students an opportunity to network, socialize, and learn with their peers at a conference-style program of speakers, workshops, and social events.
This event celebrates the ambitions and accomplishments of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer seniors as they prepare to graduate. The event includes recognition of specific individuals for their great impact on our community.
Allies are people of any orientation or expression, but who pledge to challenge homophobic, sexist, and heterosexist behaviors or biases. Taking the ally pledge is a symbolic gesture of support for the LGBTQ community. TAKE THE PLEDGE
National Coming Out Week
National Coming Out Day in October is a day to celebrate and to support equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally individuals. By recognizing this day across our community, we can demonstrate that Colgate is a place for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni to live openly. Events include social activities, Coming Out Panel, Coming Out Doors and educational speakers.