WSU Pride Week

April 4 to 8, 2022

Wayne State University Pride Week is a time for the university to come together as a whole to celebrate and recognize the LGBTQ+ population on campus, both students and employees. This week-long celebration is typically held at the end of March or beginning of April every academic year. Check out this year's events below! 

Monday, April 4

A History of the Pride Movement (virtual)
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement as they explore the origins of Pride.

Pin making & craft party (5057 Woodward, room 9204)
2 to 3 p.m.

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (GSW) hosts a crafting party.

QWSU Happy Hour (Shield's Pizza, 5057 Woodward)
4 to 6 p.m.

Employees only: Come join QWSU for an employee social hour to enjoy and celebrate Pride Week! Any WSU employee is welcome to attend!


Tuesday, April 5

Screening of The Fandom: A Furry Documentary and furry-themed coloring book party (State Hall, room 425)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GSW hosts a furry-filled fête.

Bake Sale to benefit LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine (State Hall, Bake Sale area)
Noon to 2 p.m.

The Wayne State University College Democrats will be holding bakes sales to directly benefit a vetted charity in Poland which is providing humanitarian aid to LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine.

Bake Sale to benefit LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine (Student Center, Bake Sale area)
3 to 5 p.m.

The Wayne State University College Democrats will be holding bakes sales to directly benefit a vetted charity in Poland which is providing humanitarian aid to LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine.

Pride Week Open Mic (Student Center, Hilberry F)
5 to 7 p.m.

GSW's Learning Community hosts a Pride Week Open Mic.

OWLs Queer Craft Night (010 Student Center), 7-9pm

A fun pride week event making crafts and playing games! Crafts include painting, coloring, card making, and bracelet making.

Drag Queen Bingo with Alyssa Edwards (virtual)
7 to 8 p.m.

The WSU Alumni Association, Future Alumni Network, and the Campus Activities Team invite you to join us for a night of laughter, games and prizes with our fabulous host, Alyssa Edwards.


Wednesday, April 6

Student Allyship Training (virtual)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come sharpen your Allyship skills and add some new tools to your belt with the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.

Bake Sale to benefit LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine (State Hall, Bake Sale area)
Noon to 2 p.m.

The Wayne State University College Democrats will be holding bakes sales to directly benefit a vetted charity in Poland which is providing humanitarian aid to LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine.

Amplifying LGBTQ+ Student Voices - a Panel (virtual)
1 to 2 p.m.

Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) hosts a panel of students to discuss their experiences in the classroom and the broader WSU community.

Let's Talk CAPS (virtual)
3 to 4 p.m.

Students are invited to attend this special Pride Week session of LET'S TALK with WSU's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

Bake Sale to benefit LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine (Student Center, Bake Sale area)
3 to 5 p.m.

The Wayne State University College Democrats will be holding bakes sales to directly benefit a vetted charity in Poland which is providing humanitarian aid to LGBTQ+ refugees from Ukraine.

Queer Organizing Roundtable (Student Center, Hilberry C)
4 to 7 p.m.

Join LGBTQ+ University Council, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Project Group, and OMSE to learn about campus initiatives meant to improve the lives of queer students at WSU! This event is for queer people and allies to work with student organizers in a collaborative effort to improve the lives of queer Warriors!


Thursday, April 7

W'SUP resource table and HIV testing (Student Center, room 279)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Wayne State University Prevention Team (W'SUP) will be offering HIV testing and resources to our campus community.

Cafecito Luncheon (Faculty/Administration Building, room 3339)
Noon to 1 p.m.

Employees only: Faculty and Staff are invited to join the Latinx Faculty and Staff Association and QWSU for a casual luncheon and Latinx Pride Week themed bingo/loteria.

Gender Abolition Panel (virtual)
1 to 2 p.m.

Join the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program for a panel on gender abolition led by Allie Ingalls.

Pride Week Political Art Build (Student Center, Hilberry AB)
3 to 5 p.m.

Join the Leftist Queer Collective to create political and/or queer art for personal use, protests, pride events, etc. They'll have some shirts, tote bags, and canvases to print/paint on, and you can bring their own as well.

Pride-Up Your Military Service Social (Student Veteran Resource Center, Student Center Building, Sixth floor)
3 to 5 p.m.

LGBTQ+ military affiliated students and their guests are invited to this "Pride-Up" social.  Enjoy Pool, Darts, Cards and snacks.

Navigating the Intersections of Religion and Queer Identity in Human Practice (virtual)
4 to 6 p.m.

Join the School of Social Work Queer Student Alliance for an interactive panel for students to dive into the best practices for social workers as they relate to religion and queer identity/topics, how to be objective through the lens of professionalism, and the personal experiences of our panelists.

Queer Professional Organization Info Night! (virtual)
7:30 to 8 p.m. 

Join Queer Professional Organization (QPO) for an Info Night event discussing how to bring your authentic self to professional spaces and reclaiming queer/intersectional identities in the workplace.


Friday, April 8

Drag Show starring Mo Heart (Student Center Ballroom)
7:30 to 10 p.m.

Campus Activities Team closes out WSU Pride Week with the second annual Drag Show, starring RuPaul's Drag Race queen, Mo Heart! This event will also feature Detroit's own Sabin, Emma Sapphire and Sirinity Sapphire.


Other events

Wednesday, April 13

QueerMED Art Gala (Student Center, Hilbery D)
7 to 10 p.m.

Join Queer MED for a post-pride week celebration! Submit your art, and/or enjoy dinner and dancing with an art display.

Friday, April 22

Dr. Rae Lee Siporin Rainbow Graduation Awards and Homecoming Ceremony (Faculty/Administration Building Atrium)
4:30 to 6 p.m.

The Rae Lee Siporin Rainbow Graduation Awards and Homecoming Ceremony is a time for Wayne State University to honor undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students who have completed their studies. This ceremony is also a celebration of those who have graduated in the past and to celebrate those who have received awards or scholarships. This event is not in place of the university graduation, but in addition to the university celebration. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of feminist, queer, and ally students! 


For questions, more information, or needs for reasonable accommodations for disability, please contact Kristin Johnston, Advisor for Student Engagement in the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.