DAVIS (CBS13) — Student organizers at UC Davis celebrated the first-ever school-sanctioned Pride Festival over the weekend.
Students say they were inspired to create this event after realizing that no UC campus had a pride event approved by the school to celebrate. One of the main goals was to make sure that the people the event was geared towards were represented at every step of the process.READ MORE: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
Festival organizer Emma Bischoff had this to say, “There was really a need for a student-run event. We are all queer, transgender, or women of color who put this event together, and it couldn’t have been done without us students who face discrimination every day.”READ MORE: 'This Isn't Going To Hold Us Back': Drag Event In Woodland Stopped Over Alleged Threats Of Violence
Bischoff and other organizers are hoping to see more resources for next year’s Pride Festival.MORE NEWS: California Lawmakers Demand Accountability After Personal Info Of Concealed Weapons Holders Leaked