WMU News

LBGT fall welcome celebration is Friday

Sept. 16, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- A communitywide fall celebration sponsored by Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Wesley Foundation on the Western Michigan University campus.

The free event is intended to welcome new and returning lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students and their friends and allies to WMU for the new academic year. Area high school and college students as well as area residents are invited in addition to WMU students, faculty and staff.

Those attending will be able to meet with representatives from local agencies and learn about some of the campus and community resources that are available. They also will have an opportunity to
learn about WMU events that have been scheduled for the fall semester and changes that took place within LBGT Student Services during the summer, including moving the organization's offices to
2315 and 2401 Faunce Student Services and adding "transgender" to its name and roster of services.

Food and a trivia game will add a festive atmosphere to the evening.

For more information, contact Bonnie Benson, coordinator of LBGT Student Services at (269) 387-2123 or <lbg-coordinator@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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