Happy Gaypril 2022

History of GAYpril at Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Rutgers students have adopted this affectionate term for their celebration during the month of April. “Gaypril” is an opportunity for the entire campus to involve itself in educational and celebratory programming on queer and trans communities and issues.
Past featured guests include: Nico Santos, The Prancing Elites, Lena Waithe, Jujubee and more.

Save the dates!

Events are from April 2 – 30, 2022.

More events are being finalized and added to the list below. Please check back for more details!

Voices of Diversity – LGBTQIA+ Student Stories

Friday, April 1 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. EST
Event Zoom Link

This panel will give faculty and staff an opportunity to hear about the in-classroom experiences of LGBTQIA students and how to better support these students.

Co-sponsored by SAS Office of Undergraduate Education.

Free HIV/STI Testing with Rutgers Student Health

Wednesday, April 6 | 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Livingston Student Center

Rutgers Student Health is hosting an HIV/STI Testing Event on Wednesday, April 6 at the Livingston Student Center from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Bring your RUID. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Cruz at mark.cruz@rutgers.edu.

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LGBTQIA+ Advocates Network Meeting

Thursday, April 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST
Location TBD

The LGBTQIA Advocates Network is a group of faculty and staff who are committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ student community.

Rainbow Challah Baking with Rutgers Hillel

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST
Rutgers Hillel (70 College Ave) Upstairs Kitchen

Join the Jewish and Queer Communities at Rutgers Hillel to make Rainbow Colored Challah for our Shabbat Dinner that week!

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Rutgers Hillel Pride Shabbat

Friday, April 8 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST
Rutgers Hillel (70 College Ave) Tanzman Dining Room

Rutgers Hillel’s annual Pride Shabbat is April 8th! Each religious community within Hillel will run its own event, so check out the calendar on the Hillel website for more details. All are welcome!

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Career Exploration & Success Presents: Building Culture and CommUNITY in the Workplace

Monday, April 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST
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Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are voluntary, employee-led groups whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizations they serve. This event will examine the role that employer ERGs including Black & Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and Individuals with Disabilities can play in helping you find community, build networks, and access valuable resources for your professional development when you graduate and join a new workplace. We will also discuss identifying and researching if an employer has ERGs. You will hear from alumni and employers who organize and run these groups.

An Evening with Author George M. Johnson

Tuesday, April 19 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST
Pane Room, Alexander Library
Registration TBA

Join us for a conversation with Black and non-binary author and activist George M Johnson. Johnson is noted for books including All Boys Aren’t Blue (2020) and We Are Not Broken (2021).

Rutgers Hillel DIY Passover Seder

Wednesday, April 20 | 6:00 EST
Rutgers Hillel (70 College Ave)

Join the Hillel Community for our DIY Passover Seder highlighting the LGTBQ+ and Social Justice additions to Jewish Tradition.

Queer Student Alliance Presents: Reading Rainbow

Wednesday, April 20 | 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST
Livingston Gathering Lounge

QSA displays a variety of books focused on celebrating queer authors and their works. Contact @QSARutgers on Instagram for questions.

Queer Prom

Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00 – 11:30 p.m. EST
Livingston MPR
Event Registration Link

Ready to dance the night away? Join us for a dazzling night of food and fun at QUEER PROM: THE GLOW UP. Event open to Rutgers undergraduate & graduate students plus their guests.

Safer Space Training

Friday, April 29 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
Event Registration Link

Safe(R) Space is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty peers who support the LGBTQIA population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQIA individuals, and are aware of various LGBTQIA-affirming resources on campus.

HAIRSPRAY at the State Theater of NJ

Saturday, April 30 | 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST
State Theater of New Jersey
Limited free ticket release TBA

You Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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Rainbow Graduation 2021

Wednesday, May 4 | 6:00 p.m. EST
College Ave Student Center MPR
Registration TBA
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Rainbow Graduation honors the achievements of graduating Rutgers LGBTQIA+ students. We use this occasion to honor students who have continued our traditions of pride and activism.

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Gaypril Throughout the Years

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