The Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club at Fresno State will dedicate a custom-built booth for the United Student Pride organization at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Free Speech Area (north of the Madden Library). A brief dedication ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a no-host dinner at The Bucket Grill & Pub on campus. The alumni club raised more than $1,000 to construct the new booth for the University-recognized LGBTQ+ student organization. Designed in the neo-classical style and built out of steel framing with stainless sheeting, the 8-foot high, 6-foot wide booth features a 3D, inverted electric pink triangle representing those first used by Adolph Hitler in concentration camps to visually brand gay men during World War II. “Today, the inverted electric pink triangle is used throughout the world as a visual memorial and as a symbol of LGBTQ+ pride and strength,” said Peter Robertson, director of development for the Fresno State Alumni Association. The United Student Pride, in its 28th year at Fresno State, hosts various events across campus and the community to promote social understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community such as the LGBTQ Graduation Recognition Ceremony in May. INFO:Robertson at 559.278.4669, or

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