Morehead State’s Campus Pride event gave students an opportunity to celebrate and support its LGBTQ+ community.

MSU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted Campus Pride on Friday at Fields Lawn where both student members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies celebrated with food, games and prizes.

“Events like this are important to go to because as a campus we can stand in solidarity,” said Jay Gillum, a theater education major.

For several students this was their first opportunity to experience a pride event.

“I never been to an event like this before, so I really wanted to come,” said Logan Carns, an art major.

Students felt a sense of community on campus while attending the event.

“I know a lot of people that are LGBTQ+ so I always like events like this. I feel like half of these people are my friends,” said Nicholas McPeek, a psychology major.

 The event showed that the MSU campus is an ally to the community, but some students are hopeful that Campus Pride might inspire more support and representation in the future.

“I feel like LGBTQ+ is mostly supported, I think with stuff like this it shows that the campus is at least trying,” said McPeek. “I feel like painting a couple of sidewalks the color of the rainbow could really show that the campus truly supports the community. It could give incoming students the message of support.”

At the event’s conclusion students gathered to do a dust throwing with rainbow colored powder to end the celebration.