Since the Pride Week at the University expanded to Pride Month last year, the number of activities offered and number of participants during the month has grown.
This year, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center and the Pride Alliance are organizing 16 events in April, according to Jean Bellamy '19 and Nicolas Freeman '18, co-presidents of the Pride Alliance board.
Pride Alliance is a group that representsthe interests of the LGBT and questioning members of the University community.Andy Cofino, the Center's program coordinator, explainedthe LGBT Center advises, supports and checks in with the program every week, though the group is very student-run.
This year’s Pride Month has many more events, as well as considerably larger expenditures and bigger ticket items, according to Freeman.
“We want to reach out more to the Princeton campus,” they said.
The events include workshops from writer Sinclair Sexsmith on gender, sexuality and trigger warnings, speed-friending and karaoke, film screenings, art exhibits, lectures and cupcake decorating with the Princeton Aces, a group for asexual and questioning students, according to Freeman.
For most events, attendance typically ranges from 40 to 70 people, with heavier attendance for the ticketed events like karaoke, Bellamy said.
Pride Month events kicked off with the “We Are Here” Queer monologues in Wilson College Blackbox Theater April 1 and 2.
“I always think the Queer monologues are very impactful and are able to bring the community together,” Cofino said.