Blue4Q LGBTQ Awareness Game
Athletics is a point of pride at Colgate and so is our LGBTQ community. #Blue4Q, a social media awareness campaign and basketball game brings the community together to celebrate and educate about the LGBTQ community. For the two weeks prior to the game, student organizations, offices and departments, and alumni share selfies on Twitter and Facebook, wearing the color blue. #Blue4Q became a Colgate tradition in 2012 in response to anti-gay graffiti written in blue marker was found on campus.)
LGBTQ History Month and Queerfest
Our office supports visibility of LGBTQ artists, speakers and causes during the month of October, LGBTQ History Month. October also includes National Coming Out Day, (Oct 11), Coming Out Panel, Coming Out Doors and educational speakers.
"QueerFest," formerly known as "Big Gay Weekend," occurs during April, which is also LGBT Awareness Month, and includes social activities, an open safe zone, and other speakers. This series of events demonstrate that Colgate is a place for all students, staff, faculty, and alumni to live openly.