CCSU hosted its second Rainbow Breakfast on Oct. 12 at Alumni Hall. The event encourages LGBTQ pride and awareness, while members of the campus community share their coming-out stories. Keynote speaker Daniel Trust (in photo), a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of the mid-1990s, discussed his own coming-out experience and the work he has done in the U.S. as an advocate for LGBTQ youth.


The Rainbow Awards also recognize members of the campus community for their work toward LGBTQ awareness and advocacy. This year’s winners are Dr. Joanne DiPlacido, an associate professor of Psychological Science, who serves as faculty advisor to the new student club Queer and Trans People of Color Caucus, and Frank Gagliardi, who established the GLBTQ Archives at the Elihu Burritt Library.