Xavier Alliance to host LGBTQ week on campus

By: Maddie Day~Staff Writer~


Xavier’s Alliance will sponsor a week of activities centered around issues facing the LGBTQ com­munity next week.

On April 7, the organization will host a Rocky Horror Picture Show themed Alliance meeting on campus.

Students attending the meeting are encouraged to wear costumes.

Free food will be provided and all Xavier students are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Smith 344.

On April 8, the Xavier Alliance will welcome Jordan Wieleba, a popular transgender comedian, to perform a stand-up routine.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Auditorium. Admission is free.

On April 9, the Xavier Alliance will host the “love is love” event.

The free T-shirt giveaway will begin at noon at the Husman stage.

On the evening of April 10, the Xavier Alliance will team up with the Student Activities Council (SAC) to host “an intimate eve­ning with Mary Lambert.”

Lambert is best known for writing and singing the chorus of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love.”

She will play an exclusive show for Xavier students in the Conaton Board Room.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at 1 p.m. on April 10 in Gallagher.

April 11’s event will be a “Day of Silence” from 11-2 p.m. on the Xavier Yard.

There will be free barbecue, and students are encouraged to take a “selfie for silence” to honor those in the LGBTQ commu­nity who have had their voices si­lenced as a result of bullying and discrimination.

“Sometimes it can be uncom­fortable for people to talk about sexuality and gender identity,” Samantha Meza, the club’s vice president, said. “We hope that our events will encourage people to have those conversations in an open, honest and even fun way.”

Students can learn more about Xavier’s Alliance at http://www.xavier.edu/alliance or by contacting the club’s officers