The Elon University Gender and LGBTQIA Center held its annual Spring Pride event this afternoon on Medallion Plaza. The event was open to the Elon community, with the purpose of helping to educate the community on LGBTQIA identities.

This year’s event featured tables with representatives from the GLC and Campus Recreation and Wellness. 

At these tables, items to show pride for LGBTQIA identities were available to those who attended, along with pamphlets with resources for students to educate themselves about their sexual health and wellbeing.  

A new addition to this year’s rendition of the event was a bouncy house obstacle course with a slide at the end. 

Freshman Sitare Sadeghi, who works in the GLC, said she hopes students at Spring Pride today and across campus every day knows the GLC welcomes newcomers of all identities.

“We want anybody to come in and just ask us questions, grab pins, just sit down and talk,” Sadeghi said.

The freshman student-employee said she also urges her fellow students to take part in the fun events the GLC plans throughout the academic year.  

“It’s a great resource for those who do not know much about the LGBTQIA Community,” Sadeghi said. 

While a drag Queen was originally scheduled to appear, Campus Recreation and Wellness said that the Queen was unable to perform due to a scheduling issue. 

The event comes three days prior to Lavender Graduation and with Pride month just thirty days away.