GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s P.R.O.U.D. (People Recognizing Our Underlying Differences) and the Multicultural Center partnered with Visions of Pride to bring a Pride festival to its campus on Sept. 13.

The day’s activities was housed in the university’s stadium due to inclement weather, The A&T Register reported.

Families and friends enjoyed good and games and free HIV testing was available for those who wanted it. Educational opportunities on LGBT awareness was a main focus.

“It’s really about bridging the gap,” Gerald Spates, director of the Multicultural Center, told the Register. Spates said he wants to “make sure the LGBT community is respected, and the campus understands there is a presence.”

P.R.O.U.D. is a safe place for the LGBT community. The organization hopes its push to have the university’s bathrooms available to transgender students.


Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.