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Lavender Celebration

API Scholars Rising dancers

Join us online to celebrate Los Rios 2022 LGBTQIA+ graduates!

This year we are back with a Los Rios Community College District-Wide Virtual Lavender Graduation!

This space is for all Los Rios Community College District Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Two Spirit, Gender Fluid, Agender, Gender Queer, Non-Binary (LGBTQIA+) students to celebrate their educational achievements and an opportunity to share their struggles and triumphs along the way.

2022 Schedule

Our keynote speaker, Mia Mingus, is a renowned queer Asian-American writer, educator, and community organizer focused on disability rights activism.

There will also be:

  • a performance by the gay men’s choir
  • trans gay singer Eli Conley
  • poetry with Cathy Arellano
  • a drag performance!

We invite all your family, chosen family, friends, partners, mentors, etc. to join us in celebrating you!

Keynote Speaker Mia Mingus

Writer, educator, and trainer for transformative justice, and disability justice.

Mia Mingus

Live Music by Eli Conley

Eli Conley is a singer-songwriter. teaching artist, and social justice activist based in Sacramento, California. As a gay transgender man, he has a deep commitment to working within diverse LGBTQIA+ communities to build collective power, creativity, and resilience. Eli teaches music classes and workshops for queer and trans folks and allies. His songs urge us to love ourselves even when it feels the world does not. You can't help but sing along.

Eli Conley

What To Wear

Come dressed in your best Pride attire! Drag Queens, Kings, Things, and Non-Binary Royalty welcome. When you register you will receive a Pride Zoom background that you can use during the event.

Register Now

Register by May 1, 2022

Event Date and Time

Friday, May 6, 2022
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Event Location

This year's celebration will be held online.