Have you heard of Pride Week, Coming Out Day, and the Lavender Graduation? These are all OSU’s Rainbow Continuum traditions. The organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQQI) students, and allies meets in the OSU Pride Center. Although the Pride Center opened in 2004, its history and the Rainbow Continuum’s history date back to 1976 when the Barometer ran a small announcement, calling for people to meet at the Women’s Resource Center to discuss “the needs of gay people.”
Want to know more? Come see the display in the 3rd Floor Archives Reading Room and check out the Digital Collection in Flickr!
Want to learn more? Contact Oregon Multicultural Librarian Natalia Fernández at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibit curated by OSU University Archives student worker Kelsey Ockert.