Out after College exhibit case

Out after College exhibit case
Colleges In Virginia
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GALA has participated in several gay pride events in Washington, D.C., Boston, and Richmond, including two national marches on Washington. It has also spearheaded several campus initiatives, including the establishment of a library endowment for books, working with the Student Health Center and the Office of Residence Life to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and safer sex initiatives, providing sensitivity training to campus security personnel, partnering with several academic departments to fund the annual John Boswell lecture series, as well as providing funding and leadership for several student-led endeavors. New and continuing ways to support William and Mary are under discussion such as an endowed chair for gender or sexuality studies.

GALA has a rich tradition of social events. During Homecoming weekend, there is a host hotel, a hospitality suite, group meals, and frequently an on-campus event. Regional events have included holiday, cocktail, and pool parties, as well as a crab crack. The 1993 Homecoming banquet in conjunction with William and Mary’s 300th Anniversary was GALA’s largest on-campus presence to date. An honored guest and speaker at the 20th anniversary banquet in 2006 was President Gene Nichol, the first appearance by a William and Mary President at a GALA event.

Items in this case include:
Brunch tickets, 1993. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Cartoon, 1988. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Correspondence excerpts, 1986-1990. Office of the President, Paul R. Verkuil Records.

Correspondence excerpts, 1986-1990. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Correspondence about Virginia ABC regulations, 1990-1991. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Cupid, Cupid Don’t Be Stupid kit, 1988. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Flyers, 1986-2006. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Hat, circa 2006. University Archives Artifact Collection.

GALA Membership Directory, 1994. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Photographs, circa 1988. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Press releases, 1988. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

Tercentenary Reception and Awards Banquet, 1993. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

William and Mary GALA Buttons, circa 1992. University Archives Artifact Collection.

William and Mary GALA News, 1990. William and Mary Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA), Inc. Records.

William and Mary GALA T-shirt, circa 1990. University Archives Artifact Collection.