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The Lavender Project

The Lavender Project

Laney’s Lavender Project is a group of community members who’s goal is to help encourage changes on campus making a welcoming place for everyone.

Why Lavender?

When you mix blue and pink, you get lavender. The color has symbolized a unity of people who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and variations there of. In the 1950’s, many homosexual people were fired from their jobs. This was referred to as the Lavender Scare. This occurred during the McCarthy Era and the Red Scare. Lavender has been added to other terms identify members of the LGBTQIA+ family in secret. A “streak of lavender” was often used as slang, or lavender language.

http://lgbt.wikia.com/wiki/Lavender_(color)

https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2016/summer/lavender.html

 

We want to be sure you know you are not alone and It Gets Better

Here is a link to a story about the Rainbow Railroad – a group that is helping LGBT folks in areas with hostile governments

 

JOIN US FOR NATIONAL COMING OUT WEEK! October 7th – October 11th

HEARD ABOUT OUR QUEER PROM? CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

Would you like to add a streak of lavender to your class? Click here for Resources for Your Classroom

Want to contact us? thelavenderproject@peralta4.onmicrosoft.com

Here are some more helpful links:

Laney bathroom map Рwhere you can find a bathroom

Here is a copy of our Bathroom Sign Laney College to ensure our bathrooms are a safe place for everyone

Laney Queers –¬†here is a link to our student group

If you need to change your preferred name in our system, here is the Preferred Name Instructions for Students

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