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March 25, 2022

MSM QueerPBS presents Pride Week 2022 runs from March 25 to April 1!

The MSM student organization QueerPBS is excited to announce the second annual MSM Pride Week!

The celebration runs to Friday, April 1. Throughout the week MSM’s QueerPBS hosts movie nights, games, informational sessions, and a chance to fundraise for a meaningful LGBTQIA+ organization of  choice and much more!

Schedule details

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

TABLING BEGINS IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM , 5PM-7:30PM)

ORGANIZATION VOTING

This MSM Pride we will be fundraising for an organization that will be voted on by YOU on Friday, March 25!

FREE GIVEAWAYS

At the table all week, we will be giving away Pride flags and pins of all identities, from the standard rainbow flag to genderqueer and asexuality!

MONDAY, MARCH 28

TABLING CONTINUES IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM , 5PM-7:30PM)

FUNDRAISING & PRIDE RAFFLE BEGIN

Donations as small as $1 will enter you into the DONATION RAFFLE. Prizes will be raffled at the Pride Party on Friday, April 1.

PRIZES: $100 Gift Cards to the following

Early to Bed – Sex Health & Toys

Otherwild – Variety

NOTO – Skincare

Loyalty Book Stores

Tom Boy X – Activewear, Undergarments, Apparel

PETITION SIGNING BEGINS

You can access a document containing meaningful petitions, and any petition you sign will get you a second daily entry into the DONATION RAFFLE!

MOVIE SCREENING : MOONLIGHT AT 7:30PM IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION

Share in the projected screening of Golden Globe and Academy Award winning film Moonlight (2016), some snacks provided!

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

TABLING CONTINUES IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM , 5PM-7:30PM)

QUEER QUIZ NIGHT WITH PRESIDENT GANDRE AT 7PM IN A-401/402

Join in Kahoot trivia hosted by our own President Gandre on the history of Queer people around the world!

Prizes include: A queer history book for our top 3 winners and extra Grand Prize for the top winner; Dinner with President Gandre with 3 of your friends!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

TABLING CONTINUES IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM , 5PM-7:30PM)

SEXPOSÈ WITH RESIDENCE LIFE AT 12PM IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION

Let’s Talk about Sex! Residence Life and your RAs present an interactive and educational experience discussing Masturbation, Consent, and generalized Sex Education!

THURSDAY, MARCH 31

TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY

TABLING CONTINUES IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM , 5PM-7:30PM)

CELEBRATING GENDER WITH MSM WOMXN FROM 3PM-5PM IN MERCURO STUDENT UNION

Join MSM Womxn in the Student Lounge to explore the most authentic expression of your gender through design, coloring, and a photo booth!

FRIDAY, MAY 7

THE FINAL DAY OF TABLING IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION (11AM-3PM, 5PM-7:30PM)

MSM PRIDE PARTY ALL DAY IN THE MERCURO STUDENT UNION

Celebrate your pride with cupcakes and a dance party in the Mercuro Student Union all day! Final raffle will be announced at 7:30!

“This is a time to truly embrace our PRIDE!!! We’re not here in June for actual Pride Month but we have a large Queer Community here at MSM that’s worth being celebrated this week and every week!”

About QueerPBS at Manhattan School of Music

QueerPBS stands for “Queer People for the Betterment of Society” and offers a safe space for people of all cultures and identities to freely discuss ideas and work towards making the community at large a better, more compassionate place.  The group was founded only a few years ago and is currently run by Chira Bell (BM ’22) and Daniel Espinal (BM ’22). The group strives to bridge gaps between queer and non-queer peoples, assess the needs of the community and fulfill those needs, fundraise for charities and organizations that align with the group’s mission, and HAVE FUN building a community together at MSM.

All LGBT Manhattan School of Music students and allies are welcome.

Staff/Faculty Advisor: Jessica Ferrell, Director of Employment Relations