MSJC hosts Pride Week events in October


SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College hosted several virtual events and a drive-in movie presentation of “Milk” during its second annual MSJC Pride Week, Oct. 6-9.

This year’s celebration focused on the theme “Know Your History” and centered on the intersectional history of LGBTQ+ liberation.

The celebration kicked off at Tuesday, Oct. 6, when the MSJC Dance Department coordinated a vogueing workshop with London Escada, mother of the House of Escada from HBO’s “Legendary” reality competition series.

“Milk,” the 2008 Oscar-nominated film starring Sean Penn as gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, aired at dusk Tuesday, at the college’s Menifee Valley campus.

Attendees joined a cookalong recipe tutorial and chat with Esteban Castillo, LGBTQ+ author of “Chicano Eats,” Wednesday, Oct. 7. Helping coordinate the event was the MSJC Puente Program as part of Latinx Heritage Month, and a coming out forum followed.

The week continued Thursday, Oct. 8, with the “Letting Others in Drag Show,” with performers Mayhem Miller, Landon Cider, Jazmyn Simone-Echelon, Nomi B and Nebuer Styles.

MSJC Pride Week wrapped up Friday, Oct. 9, with a “Mask-erade Ball” hosted by the Sexuality and Gender Alliance, a student group based on the Menifee Valley campus.

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Submitted Mt. San Jacinto College.