Virtual Lavender Graduation celebration
The annual Lavender Graduation to honor the accomplishments of graduating Cal State San Bernardino lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students will be held virtually on Friday, June 5, from 6-7 p.m.
The annual event will be held virtually via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic and is being presented by the Santos Manuel Student Union Queer & Transgender Resource Center and the LGBTQA Faculty, Staff and Students Association. Visit the 2020 Lavender Graduation Celebration webpage.
The Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to their university.
The Lavender Graduation ceremony was created by Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. The first Lavender Graduation began at the University of Michigan in 1995 with three graduates. By 2001, there were more than 45 Lavender Graduation ceremonies at colleges and universities nationwide.
For more information, visit the SMSU Queer & Transgender Resource Center website.