Pride Season

Pride Season is our spring series of events that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness at NMSU.


Che Gossett is a trans femme writer, an archivist at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and a PhD candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers.  They are the recipient of the 2014 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award from the American Studies Association, a Radcliffe research grant from Harvard University and the 2014 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York, and the 2014 Martin Duberman Research Scholar Award from the New York Public Library. Most recently, they received a Palestinian American Research Committee grant and are currently serving as a 2017-2018 Queer Arts Mentor. They are working on a book project titled Blackness, the Beast and the Non Sovereign.

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Kavindu “Kavi” Ade is a writer, activist, arts educator, and nationally recognized spoken word poet from Philadelphia, PA. Kavi received a B.A in Social Justice with a concentration on Art for Social Change & Gender Justice from Hamline University. While best known for their gender identity poem titled “IT”, Kavi’s work most often bridges the realms of personal and political identity – navigating what it means to be Black, Transgender, Queer, and first generation American all at once. Their poetry shines a light on race, gender, sexuality, street harassment, sexual assault, trans & queer phobia, love, relationships, and more.

Pride Season Annual Drag Show Starring National Pageant Queen “Cherry Poppins”! Featuring National Pageant Queen “Eva Alicia Jane”, Former Miss New Mexico Pride “Lady Shug”, and Local Talent!

Pride Season Lunch free for all Aggies!