Clemson celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride April 6-16

Clemson Libraries is proud to host several events during the university’s celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride April 6 through April 16. Pride Month, which is typically celebrated around the country in June, is an observance and celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. A full list of events is listed on the Gantt Multicultural Center website, including the following:

Living Library
Wednesday, April 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Cooper Library Brown Room (416)
The Pride Living Library is the Clemson adaption of the Human Library, a Danish event where people could “check out” other people to listen to the story of their lives. The overall purpose of the original event—and Clemson’s adaptation—is to challenge stereotypes, to help bring a more nuanced understanding to different social identity groups, and to allow space for people from a variety of backgrounds to share their stories.

Queer Trivia Night  
Tuesday, April 12, 7-8 p.m., Academic Success Center 313
Join us for a fun evening of Queer-related trivia! Topics will include history, music, film, and more! Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

Mental Health, Queer Identities, and Radical Self Love: A Live Conversation and Musical Performance with Mary Lambert and Wyatt Paige Hermansen
Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets are free, but registration is required – click here to register

Wyatt Paige Hermansen (they/them) and Mary Lambert (she/her) share songs and a live discussion of queer identities, mental health and how shame inhibits us from living full, joyful lives. Lambert is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter best known for her collaboration with Macklemore, “Same Love,” as well as her own prolific career as a composer, poet and activist. Both Hermansen and Lambert are diagnosed bipolar and co-host a podcast, The Manic Episodes, in which they have long and often intense discussions about mental health, self-love, queer relationships, fat activism and sobriety.

Drag Story Hour
Saturday, April 16, 11:30 a.m., Cooper Library 3rd floor
Beginning with author and activist Michelle Tea in 2015, Drag Story Hour aims to “inspire a love of reading, while teaching deeper lessons on diversity, self-love, and an appreciation of others.” Gather your friends and family and join us for Clemson’s 2nd Annual Drag Story Hour, featuring readings by Clemson alum and nationally recognized drag queen Delighted Tobehere, as well as three Clemson student drag queens and kings.