Past Events

Denim Day at Virginia Tech

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Friday, April 9th 2021

During the week of Jan. 15-19, 1979, the Virginia Tech Gay Student Alliance held the first Gay Awareness Week, a multi-event effort to promote awareness of gay and lesbian people throughout campus. The high point was Denim Day, which called on all students, faculty and staff to show their support of gay rights by wearing denim on that day.
Out of 20,000 students and thousands more faculty and staff, only a few dozen people wore denim, and the Gay Student Alliance members, who started it all and other members of the gay community, endured ridicule, taunting, verbal and physical assaults.

Since then, the Ex Lapide Alumni Society and the entire university community commemorate Denim Day once a year during Virginia Tech’s Pride Week. Hokies wear their favorite denim and share their photos on social media with the hashtag #VTDenimDay.
Learn more about the history here

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Virginia Tech Pride Week 2021

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April 5th – 9th
To view all the Zoom links, visit the LGBTQ+ Resource Center page or Facebook page

Out at Work 2021

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Thursday, April 8th 2021
7:00 – 9:00pm EDT/ 4:00 – 6:00pm PDT
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OR click here to directly connect
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Out at Work is an interactive networking and panel event where LGBTQIA+ Hokie Alum will get the chance to connect with students, faculty, and staff about what it is like to be queer in professional spaces.
Join us and pass on your wisdom and experiences to up-and-coming Virginia Tech graduates from the comfort of your home. Not only will this event feature a panel of young and diverse LGBTQIA+ alum, but we will also get the opportunity to hear from guest moderator, Rebecca Hershey, the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Pride Week 2019

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Coming in April!

Be sure to check out our Denim Day celebrations honoring the history of LGBTQ+ advocacy at Virginia Tech, part of Virginia Tech’s 2019 Pride Week!

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Stay Tuned!

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We’re currently planning more events for 2018! Save the date for the following events:

Charlotte Pride Social – 8/17/18

Ex Lapide “Out at Work” Workshop and Networking – 11/2/18

Ex Lapide Homecoming Tailgate at the Tailgate – 11/3/18

Capital Pride 2018!

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Capital Pride in Washington, D.C. was a great success! Be sure to join us next year in 2019!

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Capital Pride Social 2015 – Washington, DC

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Ex Lapide Capital Pride Social in Washington, DC! The event is on Friday, June 12th, 2015 from 7:30pm – 11:00pm at Baan Thai/Tsunami Sushi. The event is free, but please register here so we know to expect you!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Year Zero Reunion

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Please join us for the VT Class of 2015 Year Zero Reunion!

The event will be May 14, 2015 at the home of one of our alums!

Please be sure to register here so we know to expect you, and click here to check out the event on Facebook!

This event was a great success last year and we look forward to continuing the tradition this May.

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