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Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and LGBTQ Resource Center Host Picnic The picnic is an annual tradition on the W&L campus.

RedHouse-600x400 Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and LGBTQ Resource Center Host PicnicThe Red House on the W&L campus is home to the LGBTQ Resource Center.

Washington and Lee University’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) will host their annual fall picnic on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. on the lawn outside Red House. The entire W&L community is invited to come out for food, games and community.

“WGSS and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center have been hosting this beginning-of-the-year picnic since 2015,” said Sarah Horowitz, professor of history. “We couldn’t have it last year because of concerns about COVID-19, but we’re thrilled to be able to hold it again this year.”

Picnic planners are asking that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when they are going through the food line. There will be single-serve meals prepared for the event.

“After the isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to gather again in person is a true joy, and all the more so because it’s the 10th anniversary of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center,” said Horowitz.

The mission of the Washington and Lee University LGBTQ+ Resource Center is to affirm the existence and development of LGBTQ+ individuals at W&L, and to support a strong and welcoming community among them and allies within the larger institution.

Read more about the center here.