XULA'S Office of Inclusion and Social Justice is proud to host our first inaugural Pride Gayla presented by Gilead Sciences, Inc. The year’s Pride Week will culminate with our XULA Pride Gala in conjunction with Gilead Sciences, Inc. Human Rights Campaign ® and other community organizations focused on LGBTQ+ advocacy. The goals of this year’s gala are to:
- Honor students with scholarships who have engaged in meaningful advocacy work that advances equity on and off campus.
- Uplift the voices and platforms of grassroots community organizations who continue to challenge anti- LGBTQ+ systems of oppression.
- Recognize the cultural contributions of LGBTQ+ community members in the
Greater New Orleans area.
The gala will feature Big Freedia as the host and Tank and the Bangas as our headlining musical act after a three-course meal is served. Proceeds from the night's event will help us to continue providing meaningful programming focused on LGBTQ+ advocacy and ally ship work.
We would love your support as we host this year's first annual Pride "Gayla" on Tuesday,October 19th, 2021. Join us for a night of celebration as we honor the brave work of our students, faculty, staff, community members, and organizations who are on the frontlines of fighting for equity.