Event set to welcome LBGT college students to Kalamazoo

Contact: Jeanne Baron

Fall Fab Fest is Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

KALAMAZOO—Among the many September events welcoming some 40,000 college students to Kalamazoo for the start of fall classes is a Fall Fab Fest for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered students and their allies.

The free event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Western Michigan University's Intramural Fields, located between Howard Street and Rankin Avenue near WMU's Goldsworth Valley residence halls.

Fall Fab Fest, planned specifically to welcome LBGT and ally students in the greater Kalamazoo area, will feature games, food, music and giveaways, as well as information about supportive resources available on area college campuses and in the local community.

"This event is a great opportunity for organizations to engage LBGT and ally students and be a part of a community network that supports and celebrates diversity in Kalamazoo," says Jennifer Hsu, coordinator of the WMU Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services.

Fall Fab Fest is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center, Project! and the WMU Office of LBGT Student Services with support from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hsu at lbgt-coordinator@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2123.