“Color Out” Fundraiser at Basketball Game Hosted by GSA

This Wednesday, November 28, at 6:30 pm the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is hosting a “Color Out” event at the opening Boys’ Varsity basketball game.

All students and faculty are encouraged to support the Boys’ Varsity basketball team and to help raise money for the national nonprofit the True Colors Fund by coming to the performance gym dressed in as much color as possible! Prizes will be given to whoever is most spirited in rainbow attire. The team will be sporting rainbow socks and rainbow gear will be on sale, too. Click here if you would like to donate to the Color Out or sponsor a friend who is competing in the student and faculty shoot-out competition at halftime.

The True Colors Fund was founded by Cyndi Lauper in 2008 to raise awareness about the unfortunate realities many LGBTQ+ youth face. The organization works to combat homelessness for members of the community who have been displaced as a result of abandonment by their families because of their gender and/or sexual identification, among other things. You can find more information about the True Colors Fund here.

Kelsey Jackman ’20 and Andrew Brooks ’19 lead Blair’s GSA,  which organizes events throughout the year. Jackman is “thrilled to be further supporting the LGBTQ+ community with such a fun event.”

GSA is perhaps best known on campus for organizing Blair’s participation in the annual Day of Silence, during which people across the country vow not to speak in order to symbolize the silencing of LGBTQ+ students.

Elizabeth Negvesky

Editor

Elizabeth Negvesky, 16, is a three year junior at Blair Academy from northeast Pennsylvania. She is excited to be joining the Oracle team as senior editor for the 2018-2019 school year. Her interests include writing, yoga, pottery, and archery. She looks forward to growing the Oracle in closer conjunction with the interests of Blair’s diverse student community.