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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 4, 2011

Women’s Center Hosts Events Oct. 7 and 10  

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Marriage Is So Gay, an event that seeks to combine activism and entertainment into one powerful night, will kick of Queer History Month at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7 at Ramapo College. The event, which will be held in Trustees Pavilion, will feature a speak-out about what Marriage Equality means to participants, a photo station where participants may be photographed with handmade posters bearing messages of love and equality, and opportunities to write and call in messages of support to State legislators with  standard wedding fare, such as music, cake, and a buffet.

Monday, October 10, will feature two major events. At 1 p.m., by the Arch, the Women’s Center will be hosting it’s annual Coming Out Day where students and faculty gather to share their coming out experiences, either as a member of the LGBT community or as a supporter. This powerful event will be followed at 7 p.m. with  Manila Luzon, first runner up of Ru Paul’s Drag Race on LOGO, who will do a lip sync performance and speak about drag and how her Filipino background has impacted her performances.

The Women’s Center, founded in 1974, is a social justice organization that provides a
safe space for all students on the campus and programming on many issues. Marriage Is So Gay, Coming Out Day, and Manila Luzon are a part of Queer History Month, an annual campaign that works to celebrate the LGBT community at Ramapo and inspire students to advocate for progress on their campus and in the wider community.

For more information, please contact Anna Farneski at 201-684-6844 or at afarnesk@ramapo.edu

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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