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Campuses Honor LGBTQ Graduates throughout Michigan

By | 2019-06-26T16:21:32-04:00 June 26th, 2019|Michigan, News|


In 1995, the University of Michigan held the first-ever Lavender Graduation. Twenty-four years later, more than 200 colleges and universities around the country hold similar celebrations. Between The Lines is proud to recognize LGBTQ graduates from eight campuses across Michigan who were honored in ceremonies held this spring.

Top: Lavender Graduation Celebration at Oakland University, held March 31
Photo credit: Gender & Sexuality Center


Lavender Celebration at Eastern Michigan University, held April 10
Photo credit: Desmine Robinson

Lavender Graduation at Western Michigan University, held April 10
Photo credit: Paige K. Design & Illustration

Rainbow Graduation at Wayne State University, held April 12
Photo credit: Wayne State University

Lavender Reception at Michigan State University, held April 14
Photo credit: LBGT Resource Center

Lavender Graduation at Grand Valley State University, held April 18
Photo credit: Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Lavender Graduation at the University of Michigan, held May 2
Photo credit: Hannah Brauer, Spectrum Center

Lavender Graduation at Ferris State University, held May 8
Photo credit: Bill Bitzinger, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.