Penn State Altoona announces Pride Month events

Altoona Pride Parade, October 2019

Altoona Pride Parade, October 2019

Credit: Penn State

ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will celebrate Pride Month throughout April with several events and activities.

In-person attendees will be required to follow the University's COVID-19 safety requirements, including masking and physical distancing.

Kahoot! Trivia with Pride Alliance via Zoom
Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Kahoot topics may include LGBTQ+ history, pop culture, and more!
Register on Connect and follow Penn State Altoona Pride on Instagram @psua_pride

Film screening: "Milk"
Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m., Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center
The film tells the story of how, in 1972, Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White (Josh Brolin) kills Milk in cold blood. Food provided. Register on Connect.

Outdoor games, music, and snacks to celebrate Pride Month!
Sunday, April 11 from 3 to 5 p.m., outside the Slep Student Center

Film screening: "But I'm a Cheerleader"
Sunday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m., Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center
In "But I'm a Cheerleader," Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is an innocent. But her parents and friends suspect she has an "unnatural" attraction toward other girls. Their proof? She's vegetarian, she listens to Melissa Etheridge, she has pictures of girls in her locker, and she hates kissing her boyfriend. They whisk her off to True Directions, a campy version of real-life ex-gay ministries, to straighten her out. Food provided. Register on Connect.

"Life is a Drag" drag show and discussion
Tuesday, April 13 at 12:15 p.m.
A collaborative event with Penn State Altoona, Penn State Lehigh Valley and Penn State Mont Alto. The performers will share their journey in drag as well as the tips and tricks they have learned through personal experience. Participants will learn about the history of drag, from Shakespeare’s days all the way to the ever-popular RuPaul of "RuPaul’s Drag Race." Campus community members should check their email for Zoom details.

Watch Party: "We're Here"
Monday, April 19 at 6 p.m., Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center
The six-part unscripted series follows small-town residents as they’re recruited and trained to participate in a one-night-only drag performance. In each episode, former "RuPaul’s Drag Race" contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley help prepare their “drag daughters” by teaching them how to step outside of their comfort zones. Food provided. Register on Connect.