Wartburg College’s GAYLA Week, which celebrates LGBTQ+ students and brings awareness to LGBTQ+ issues, will be held from March 16 to March 21. GAYLA Week consists of five days of events and it leads into the annual drag show.

GAYLA Week is organized by Wartburg student organization, Alliance, a student-run organization that seeks to generate awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and advocate for more inclusivity.

“The purpose of Alliance is to provide a supportive and accepting environment for students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and to educate and provide resources to the Wartburg community to encourage open discussion about diverse issues pertaining to sexuality,” Aurion Redding, fourth-year religion and public health major and co-president of Alliance, said.

GAYLA Week starts on Monday, March 16, and ends with the drag show on Saturday, March 21. GAYLA Week wraps up with Wartburg’s Annual Drag Show on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.

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