Pride Week

Pride Week event highlights overlooked LGBTQ African-American authors

The stories of black gay and lesbian writers are often erased from history. Even when homosexual, black authors have been included in history, like Langston Hughes, their sexuality is often erased from their narrative. American students often learn about Hughes’ poems such as “A Dream Deferred,” but rarely do they hear about his poem “Café 3am” which describes police brutality against the gay community.

Some Pride with that? A look into Mason's 2013 Pride week.

As April comes around, so brings on the “month of weeks.” Each April, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus turns into a celebration of the diversity that our campus holds.

Top 5 Weekend Picks March 28

Every week Connect2Mason will offer five entertainment picks for your weekend. Ranging from on-campus to off-campus events, Connect2Mason's Top 5 will give you a jump start on your weekend. Here are the Top 5 picks for this weekend:

YouTube takes down LGBTQ Pride Week event video

YouTube earlier this week took down a Connect2Mason video covering a Pride Week community forum event about the LGTBQ community and Mason’s campus climate.

Pride Week drag show packs JC [BROADSIDE]+[VIDEO]

Pride Week culminated Friday night with the much anticipated drag show.

See photos and videos taken by the C2M photo and video staff from the show here.

Weekly Rundown: 5 events for your week

No time to look through Today @ Mason or sift through Facebook event invitations? We've got you covered. Here are some events for the week to consider placing on your Google Calendar or iCal. (Or your traditional paper planner.)

Monday, April 2 and Thursday, April 5
Pride Week 2012: Season Opener

What it is: Join the Mason LGBTQ community and Pride Week Committee twice this week as they kick off Pride Week 2012 with two outdoor fairs featuring music and vendors.  Show the DC area that “Mason Pride is where PRIDE season begins.”

Why it’s our pick: Pride Week events will be occurring throughout the week, so be sure to check the LGBTQ Resources website for a full rundown of what’s happening!

Where: JC North Plaza, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4
SG Election Results Announcment

What it is: Find out who will be representing the Mason student body next year when the winners of the 2012 Student Government race for President, Vice President and Student Senate are announced this week.

Why it’s our pick: The announcement of the winners will finally bring this year’s tumultuous Student Government campaign season to a close.  Congratulate the winners and keep your eyes open for what they bring to the table over the next year.

Where: JC Atrium, 12 – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4 Sunday, April 15
Ringling Bros. Circus: Fully Charged

What it is: It’s that time of year again!  The Ringling Bros. Circus is once again bringing the laughs, thrills and death defying stunts to the Patriot Center in a 10-day engagement that’s sure to provide boundless entertainment for children of all ages.

Why it’s our pick: The show should have something for almost everyone.  Remember that parking in the vicinity of the Patriot Center might be hard to come by while the circus is here.  Tickets are available through the Patriot Center box office and all other Ticketmaster outlets.

Where: Patriot Center, first show is April 4 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 5
Linguistics Film Series: The Linguists

What it is: The Linguists is a documentary that follows David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, two linguists seeking to document and study endangered languages before they go extinct.  The film explores the cultures and communities put at risk by the death of a language.

Why it’s our pick: Language is a key aspect of what makes us human, and when a language dies, unique knowledge and perspectives go with it.  Also, the spirit of Harrison and Anderson has been likened to that of Indiana Jones by the Hollywood Reporter, how is that not cool?

Where: Johnson Center room D, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 5
Mason Players: Life of Galileo

What it is: The Mason Players are putting on German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo in what’s sure to be a treat for theater, history and astronomy buffs alike.

Why it’s our pick: This is a chance to see a play by one of the most well-respected dramatists of the twentieth century.  Tickets are available for $15 and $10 through the Center for the Arts box office.

Where: Harris Theater, 8 p.m.

Students celebrate Pride Week

Update: April 8, 1:54 p.m.

Students across campus have been celebrating Pride Week over the last few days. C2M's Alicia Thayer stopped by the LGBT Resource Carnival on Tuesday where guests were able to find out information about LGBT organizations, volunteer opportunities and services, and filmed the event.