LGBTQ Grad Ceremony at UMass Boston to Feature ‘Local Drag Queens’
“The keynote speaker at the graduation will be Shaplaie Brooks, the executive director of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth”
Of course, one has to wonder why the school is having a separate graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students.
Campus Reform reports:
UMass Boston’s LGBTQ grad ceremony to feature ‘local Drag Queens’
The Queer Student Center (QSC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is set to host a “Lavender Graduation” for members of the “LGBTQ+ community” on May 10.
The ceremony is described as “a celebration of UMass Boston’s graduating LGBTQ+ students” and will feature “drag performances from local Drag Queens.”
The keynote speaker at the graduation will be Shaplaie Brooks, the executive director of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, a Massachusetts state agency that makes policy recommendations regarding LGBTQ youth.
Lavender Graduation ceremonies have taken place at UMass Boston since at least 2014, according to QSC’s Facebook events page.
Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy group, tracks which colleges are hosting lavender graduations by state, finding that at least 18 other colleges in Massachusetts are hosting such graduations, including Brandeis University, Boston College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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My question is–at least when I graduated, we had someone speak that had achieved–that was a motivation for us to be all we could be—so why spend sometimes as much as ??100,000??grand if you want to be a sex worker—that is how drag queens make $$