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Pride Week explores sexuality, gender issues


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Sacramento State’s Pride Center kicks off five days of events for Pride Week, beginning April 16.

The week reflects the Pride Center’s mission of working on behalf of the campus’s gay, bisexual, transgender, inter-sex, queer, questioning and ally community.

Pride Week

Monday, April 16, begins with an ally fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library Quad and continues at 2 p.m. with a screening of the documentary “Freeheld” in the University Union’s Hinde Auditorium. “Freeheld” chronicles a dying policewoman’s bitter fight to provide for the love of her life.

On Tuesday, April 17, events include “Gender Bender,” a student-based performance event that explores the concepts of gender and sexuality through song, dance poetry and drag. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hinde Auditorium.

Other events include:

  • “Two Spirits,” a documentary at the Multi-Cultural Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.
  • Gay Mafia, an improv comedy show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Union Ballroom, co-sponsored by UNIQUE.
  • “The Other Side of the Closet,” a presentation by the S.F. New Conservatory Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Union Orchard Suite.

For a complete schedule and more information about Pride Week and the Pride Center, email or call (916) 278-6011. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho