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LGBTQ+ Project Events

The LGBTQ+ Project's signature events contribute to an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students at LSU. The Project provides significant celebratory, social, academic, and professional opportunities for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, and staff to engage in diverse experiences and demonstrations of self-determination and identity affirmation.


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Rainbeaux Rush

Rainbeaux Rush is a celebration that kicks off the academic year for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) students and their allies. The program provides opportunities for new and returning LGBTQ+ students and their allies to foster connections and learn about campus and community resources for the LGBTQ+ community at LSU.

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Coming Out Day

Every year on or before National Coming Out Day on October 11, the LGBTQ+ Project celebrates coming out and LGBTQ+ awareness.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance on November 20 to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

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Geaux Red

Geaux Red is the annual HIV/AIDS awareness event in honor of World AIDS Day hosted by the LGBTQ+ Project. Geaux Red is hosted every year in November or the beginning of December.




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Transgender Day of Celebration

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) is an annual holiday on March 31 to celebrate the accomplishments, victories, and visibility of transgender and gender non-binary people.


Q5 Summit

At the end of each Spring semester, the LGBTQ+ Project coordinates the Q5 Summit. This event brings together all of the LGBTQ+ organizations on campus including Spectrum, Qroma, Louisiana Trans Advocates: LSU, OUTLaw, and the LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Caucus to set their priorities and agenda for the upcoming year. The event ends with a State of the Union address which is open the public.

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Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation celebrates, recognizes, and honors LGBTQ+ students who successfully complete their college careers at LSU. The celebration is held at the end of the spring semester each year.

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Louisiana Queer Conference

The conference provides an annual venue for individuals to discuss ideas and collaborate on projects, while building a statewide network to advance the LGBTQ movement.