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Lavender Graduation

  • Dates: April 21, 2020
  • Presenting Organization: North Carolina State University GLBT Center
  • Venue: Talley Piedmont Mountains Ballroom
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh, NC 27695
  • Phone: 919.513.9742
  • Times: 6pm
  • Admission: Free


Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo at the University of Michigan in 1995. The annual ceremony was created to recognize LGBT students and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience.