GALLERY: Pride Fair celebrated at Library quad

The event provided resources and activities for attendees to enjoy


William Duvall

Members and leaders of clubs and organizations during the Pride Fair on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. They provided entertainment and information to all students who walked through the library quad during the Pride Fair, which was hosted by the Pride Center.

William Duvall

Close to the University Union, the library quad stood decorated in bright colors and vibrant canvases packed full of students and faculty.  The Pride Fair kicked off Thursdaywith music, dancing and activities for the LGBTQ+ community and allies at Sacramento State.

The Pride Fair saw many school organizations, such as Associated Student Inc., Delta Lambda Phi, and UNiQUE Programs. Community partners such as Women Escaping A Violent Environment (WEAVE), the Sacramento LGBTQ+ Community Center and the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce attended the event to celebrate and promote people’s gender diversity, as well as discussing LGBTQ+ history. 

Sebastian Ouellette, a chemistry major and current chapter president for Delta Lambda Phi fraternity, said when he came to Sac State, there weren’t many events for LGBTQ+ students from what he could find. 

“I would love to see tons more people here in the future, more organizations,” Ouellete said.  

Ouellette plans to introduce a welcoming sorority charter for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

The Pride Center hosted the event and saw students walking through and interacting with booths set by clubs and organizations. The students  partook in activities such as spin the wheel, making pins or simply learning about resources Sac State has to offer. 

Melissa Muganzo Murphy, CEO of Muganzo Entertainment, was the previous coordinator of the Pride Center. According to Murphy, during her tenure at the Pride Center, the pandemic made programming challenging given the online setting. 

Students seeking the services presented at the fair can find information about them at the Pride Center’s website or by visiting the Pride Center in the University Union.

“Having a Pride fair like this where people are in motion is beautiful,” Murphy said.