SAN ANTONIO – At Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) students have come together to form The Alliance. This is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered group at OLLU that was established in the fall of 2018.
The Alliance allows everyone and anyone to join with welcoming arms. The goal for the group is to get their voice out on campus and encourage those who need a safe place to join. The Alliance hosts events for LGBTQ+ holidays and awareness days.
On Thursday, Oct. 10, the Alliance held two events. The first event was Pride Rocks that was located in the Mall area near the fountain. National coming out day was on Oct. 11 and to celebrate the Alliance had some more events for the week.
“To celebrate that and to kinda just have some fun, we are just going to be painting some rocks, it can be LGBTQ related or it can not be LGBTQ related,” said Treasurer of the Alliance Anna Boone.
The second event that same day was a Prayer Service at the Lakeview Amenities room. This event allowed the LGBTQ community to come together in a safe environment to talk about the crossover between religion and the LGBTQ community.
“It’s a very healing event, we’ve had some tears shed,” said Boone. “It’s a very nice thing because everyone gets to talk about their spirituality and their sexuality out in the open in a safe space and everyone’s very welcoming.”
The Alliance meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday in Main 204.