'Out and Proud Week' at UCSD celebrates campus LGBT community

Events focus on education and understanding

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) - The LGBT Resource Center at UC San Diego will hold "Out and Proud Week" on campus, starting Monday.

The weeklong series of events is designed to highlight the impact the LBGT Community has at UCSD, while also teaching people about the issues the community faces.

"It's a moment in time for us to be visible," said Dr. Shawn Travers, director of the LGBT Resource Center. "Not that we're ever closeted, but to intentionally be very visible and to engage in conversations around the politics and practices of the community."

Events include lectures, communal meals, movie screenings and even a karaoke party. The highlight is a screening of the movie "Major!" on Thursday night at the Sungod Lawn on campus.

That film chronicles the life of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 75-year-old transgender activist. It follows her struggle from the Stonewall riots to present day. The film won 19 awards for Best Documentary at film festivals around the world.

For a complete list of activities, go to lgbt.ucsd.edu.

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