Jackie (iolausian) asked me to talk more about The Lavender Ceremony

“There’s a big controversy on the Jewish view of when life begins. In Jewish tradition, the fetus is not considered viable until after it graduates from medical school.”

The Lavender Ceremony is a ceremony to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students; to honor those in the community who have paved the way, to thank LGBT faculty and staff for their hard work and to honor and thank our Allies.

Lavender Ceremonies are being held in many different universities and colleges across the United States, including all of the universities that the University at Buffalo compares herself to which is why, with the hard work of the committee that I sit on, for the first time UB will be having this event.

For those of you in the Buffalo, New York area, the University at Buffalo Lavender Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 27, 2007 at 3:00PM in the Student Union Theatre. Please register your attendance at http://www.ubevents.org/event/lavender07. Tickets are free and you can request as many as you like, but you will be required to have them to come to the event. Both LGBT Students, Faculty and Staff as well as Allies can register on the website and request that tickets be mailed to them.

There will be performances by the Buffalo Gay Mens Chorus as well as a pinning ceremony conducted by administrators and officials from The University and a reception to follow.

Their is no cost to come or to participate in any aspect of the event.