Gay club lauds individuals

Alexandra Lozano
Staff Writer

“I like you…you’re different” is the slogan stitched on new patches as part of the Rainbow Alliance’s activity-oriented focus this semester.

The club, which promotes education, awareness, service and support for members of the gay and lesbian community, intends to hold fun and informative events and promote individuality as a positive trait.

“We are planning on going to see Lily Tomlin and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles perform in Glendale on Friday, April 1,” Rainbow Alliance secretary Kori Bennett said. “Vox Femina is coming to ULV in April as well, and we would like to welcome the group with some kind of get-together.”

Rainbow Alliance is also planning an Open Mic Night before the end of the semester and wants to promote the club’s patches for its members.

“Our club treasurer, Tirzah Rodgers, and I have backpack patches that simply but accurately communicate a message that I believe sums up the club’s current, informal philosophy,” Bennett said.

“Rainbow Alliance is indeed a small club at this juncture, but it is one that is multi-faceted and immensely appreciative of diversity, activism, artistic self expression, and humor,” Bennett added.

Students are not required to be of any particular sexual orientation to be a member of Rainbow Alliance.

“Rainbow Alliance is part of an amazingly diverse greater community, and my fellow e-board members and I want to welcome everyone to join us this semester in having fun and expanding our mental, emotional and social parameters,” Bennett said.

Rainbow Alliance meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The locations for these meeting are to be announced because the club plans to vary the locations throughout the semester.

Alexandra Lozano can be reached at himelozano@juno.com.

Journalism operations manager at the University of La Verne. Production manager and business manager of the Campus Times.

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