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Feast on Equality Raises More Than $75,000 for UK LGBTQ* Resources

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources hosted its Feast on Equality dinner Dec. 1, 2017. The sole purpose of Feast On Equality, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is to raise funds for at-risk LGBT youth by hosting signature fundraising events to engage the community and create awareness surrounding the issues that LGBT youth face. This year's event was sponsored by UK HealthCare, the UK College of Medicine, the UK College of Pharmacy and the UK College of Nursing.

Through the event, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources raised more than $75,000. The funds that were raised through Feast on Equality will be used to fund student scholarships, support a peer advocate and ambassador program, augment inclusive health care initiatives, and enhance other outreach and community building initiatives.

“I am honored by the tremendous support our community showed in attending this event to engage with LGBTQ* Wildcat stories and help us expand services through financial support. The funds we raised this year will be directly invested in making our campus and broader community a safer and healthier place where individuals can succeed as their open and authentic selves” said Lance Poston, director of LGBTQ* Resources.

Next year's Feast on Equality will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

For more information about the UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources and their programming, visit their website.

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