Identity/EUP (12 Articles with 8,897 total views)
News and events from Identity, PennWest/Edinboro University's LGBTQIA+ inclusive group.
On Friday, October 27th, Identity, PennWest Edinboro's GSA, hosted their annual Halloween party, Halloqueen. They celebrated the spooky season with food, music, and games. Their costume contest was won by two people, both winning $15 gift cards and musical chairs, where the prize was also awarded. The event lasted from 6 to 10 pm, with snacks and music.
On September 30, 2023, NW PA Pride Alliance had a truck in the Edinboro Homecoming Parade at PennWest Edinboro. They had a wonderful time marching with their friends from Identity.
Edinboro Identity was founded over 40 years ago as a safe haven for LGBT+ students and their allies. Though it has undergone several name changes, Identity stands proud as one of the oldest clubs on Edinboro's campus. Today, our primary mission has not changed since the club's founding and has expanded to cover LGBT+ history and create a relaxing environment for our members to be who they are. While our education meetings are crucial, we also enjoy the meetings where we watch movies, play games, and generally bond while doing a fun activity. We have a yearly Halloween party, aptly dubbed 'Halloqueen,' for students to dress how they want without societal judgment and gender norms. This past spring, we collaborated with the GASE club of Penn State Behrend and Mercyhurst's SAGA club for a clothing drive, the efforts of which were donated to Compton's Table in Erie. The officers of Identity are considering putting on a drag show open to everyone in the spring as a fun way to bring flair to campus. While Identity is a club reserved for Edinboro students, we are always open to guest speakers who want to present their knowledge to our members. The best way to get in contact with us is through our Instagram, which is @identityboro. There, we post about LGBT+ recognition days and a great way to see what Identity is doing during the school year.
On Friday, October 28, 2022, Identity, PennWest Edinboro's LGBTQIA+ student group, held a delightful Halloqueen Dance in the Franklin G. Pogue Student Center. The event also included a costume contest, musical chairs, and pumpkin painting.
On Saturday, October 8, 2022, members of Identity, the LGBTQIA+ student group at PennWest-Edinboro, walked in the annual Homecoming Parade. Board members from NW PA Pride Alliance also had a walking unit.
On Saturday, October 12, members of NW PA Pride Alliance and Identity, Edinboro University's LGBTQIA+ student organization marched together again in Edinboro's Homecoming Parade. The theme for 2019 was art, and members of Identity costumes included LGBT artists including Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring.
Please note that EUP/Identity will have a fundraiser on Thursday, October 17 from 5-9 PM at Chipotle, 6611 Peach St, Erie PA. Show the flyer shown above or tell the cashier that you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds donated to Identity, Edinboro University’s LGBTQIA+ organization.