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Tickets Available for 2nd Feast on Equality

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2017) — The Office of LGBTQ* Resources, in partnership with Feast On Equality, will be hosting the second Feast on Equality dinner benefiting the University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources.

Feast On Equality is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that's sole purpose 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 our LGBT youth face.

Feast on Equality will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at The Carrick House in Lexington. The evening will consist of a cocktail hour, a three-course meal and an engaging program to learn more about the work that is taking place on UK's campus to improve the lives of LGBTQ* students. Last year, the event raised more than $37,000.

To purchase tickets, visit the event page. All proceeds from ticket purchases will directly benefit the Office of LGBTQ* Resources in various efforts including:

  • Expanding scholarship opportunities to LGBTQ* students who would not otherwise be able to meet the financial demands of higher education.
  • Augmenting regular programming that includes an October LGBTQ* History Month speaker, November Transgender Week of Awareness activities and Spring UK Pride Week activities.
  • Supporting a statewide conference for LGBT student leaders and introducing them to resources and support that will make a difference at college campuses across Kentucky for years to come.
  • Launching an annual study abroad program that specifically focuses on LGBTQ* experiences and providing substantial scholarship funds to offset the cost of attendance for the first student participants.
  • Hiring a graduate assistant to provide additional hands-on support for our five LGBTQ* focused student groups, allowing their membership to grow and flourish with additional structured support and advising.
  • Promote specific faculty development that continues to increase LGBTQ* related conversations in our classrooms.

Event sponsors include:

  • Presenting Sponsors: UK HealthCare; UK College of Medicine; UK College of Nursing; and UK College Pharmacy
  • Gold Sponsors: Anonymous; Brown-Forman; and Kentucky Eagle Inc.
  • Silver Sponsors: The Carrick House; PNC Bank;IDENTity Dental Studios; and UK College of Fine Arts
  • Bronze Sponsors: Tommy Arnold; Bluegrass Black Pride LLC; Carson's Food and Drink; GE; Humana; Park Equine Hospital; QX.net; Simply Piano; Soundbar; UK Alumni Association; UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; UK College of Design; UK College of Education; UK College of Social Work; UK Gatton College of Business and Economics; UK Lewis Honors College; UK Office for Institutional Diversity; Verble Worth & Verble; and Windstream

For additional information or questions, contact lance.poston@uky.edu

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