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Rainbow Days 2009 to bring light to LGBT issues

The University will be colored by a plethora of LGBT events this week as Rainbow Days takes over campus.’ The week-long event, which is organized by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender advocate group Vision, focuses on making issues concerning LGBT people visible.’ The name Rainbow Days refers to the colorful rainbow flag, a symbol used by the LGBT community. The six colors reflect the diversity of the group, and is often used as a symbol of gay pride in equality-rights marches. Vision President-Elect and current Events Chair Rob Koob said Rainbow Days was created to promote awareness of people who have another sexuality. ‘The events [were made] to be out, and proud about your sexuality,’ Koob said. Sophomore John Paul Gordon went to trivia-night this past Thursday to support Vision. According to him, Rainbow Days shows there is an organization to help people who struggle with their sexuality. ‘Everybody needs someone to talk to,’ Gordon said. ‘I do not think people will come out because of these events, but it shows [Vision is] there to help.’ But Koob thinks the week is still needed in order to have a special event for the gay community. According to him, the University has a larger LGBT community than is open about their sexuality. ‘[Rainbow Days] is needed to promote diversity in rural areas,’ he said. ‘Homosexuality is not only located in big metropolitan cities.’ Koob also said the event does not stigmatize people with a different sexuality. According to him, Rainbow Days is for Vision members to be seen and heard without overwhelming the University population so campus can respect LGBT issues and struggles. Vision’s last event this week, and last event of the year is Queer Prom – with the theme being ‘What Happens in Vegas …’ Gordon said he is definitely going to the prom, and if it is up to him, ‘lots of big monumental things [will] happen in Vegas’. Senior Shandee Wylie does not know what happens in Vegas. ‘I have never been there,’ she said. ‘Hopefully it is a hell of a party.’

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