CSUN celebrates grand opening of its new Pride Center

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After two years of student activism and planning, CSUN’s LGBTQ community has a new home.

The USU celebrated the grand opening of its Pride Center Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, making it the first official location for LGBTQ resources on campus.

The ceremony began at 10 a.m. and featured speakers instrumental in center’s development. USU Executive Director Debra Hammond welcomed attendees, citing student effort as the key force behind the opening.

“This center has been moved from classrooms to bungalows to offices in an effort to create a safe space for LGBTQ students,” said William Watkins, vice president for Student Affairs.

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