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UNF spotlighted in Lavender Graduation ceremony honoring LGBTQ graduates

The University of North Florida will be one of 18 colleges and universities across the country that will be spotlighted by Campus Pride and PFLAG National at this year’s Lavender Graduation Ceremony, a commencement to celebrate and honor LGBTQ college graduates. This year’s virtual Lavender Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 5 at 3 p.m. EST or 12 p.m. PST. The free event will be live-streamed at, on Campus Pride’s Facebook and Instagram pages and on PFLAG National’s Facebook page.  

Lavender Graduation aims to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ and ally college students upon their graduation who may not be able to participate in in-person commencement ceremonies at their own schools due to COVID-19 precautions, and to show these students that they have a community of support moving into the next chapter of their lives. 

Faculty, administrators and alumni from each of the 18 represented campuses will offer inspiring words to the Class of 2021, and student representatives will reflect on their campus experience and Campus Pride’s mission to make colleges and universities safer and more welcoming for LGBTQ individuals.

“Campus Pride offers congratulations and support to this year’s graduating class of LGBTQ leaders, who embody our values of inclusion on campus and advocacy for social justice,” said Shane Windmeyer, Campus Pride Executive Director. “I’m inspired by the work these young people are doing to take the activism skills they learn through programs like Camp Pride, our internships, and our leadership trainings, and put them into practice on their own campuses, for the betterment of their entire community.”