On Being Lavender

Just about ten years ago, enlightened and motivated students, teachers and administrators at the University of Michigan innovated the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony.  It’s now become quite the event at a quickly growing list of universities, conducted to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students to acknowledge achievement and contribution.  By design, Lavender Graduation occurs a week prior to the general commencement for all students, as a way to allow a time and a place for a special focus.

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