Sam Whitaker

President of KSC Pride

KSC Pride is a student organization that offers a safe, welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students and allies to be themselves.

Photo contributed by Sam Whitaker

Photo contributed by Sam Whitaker

We have two meetings weekly. One is our Pride meeting which is on Mondays at 7 p.m. and is open to all people, within the LGBTQ+ community or not. On Wednesdays we hold a secondary meeting called Outspoken, which is a meeting for people within the LGBTQ+ community.

In Pride, we often play games, engage in educational (yet fun) activities, or sing our hearts out in karaoke. Outspoken is a more intimate discussion-based meeting. In those meetings, we’ll choose some topics at the beginning of the semester that we want to get around to talking about and then a different subject will be selected each time by the vice president, who is the one who runs that meeting.

We also do activism outside, one example of which is the annual Pride Parade in the spring.

The best way to get involved is to attend our weekly meetings, whether it is just the Monday night Pride meetings or both. The other is to stop by our tables when we attend other events or are raising awareness for certain relevant topics and causes.

Anyone interested should look in the coming weeks for information about our upcoming Pride Prom.

Sam Whitaker can be contacted at sam.whitaker@ksc.keene.edu