The LGBTQ Center and Campus Recreation hosted Tie Dye: Celebrate Bisexuality Day on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to recognize the bisexual community and bring attention to bisexual history, community and culture. Montclair State University has recently been recognized as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly universities in the country and for good reason. Montclair State has presented a safe environment for students to feel comfortable in whichever way they choose to identify.
The energy at the event was “extremely positive” according to sophomore participant Sydney Calderon. Sophomore Josh McPherson, member of the LGBTQ Center, felt that the event “spreads the word and gives more courage to a specific identity.”
This event has been taking place for three years at Montclair State, resonating the key message of acceptance throughout campus. Shirts are tie-dyed in the colors of the bisexual flag: pink, purple and blue. All students were encouraged to join in.
When asked why this event is an important part of Montclair State life, LGBTQ Center coordinator Brian Edwards made it clear that despite MSU being recognized country-wide, “there is still a lot of work to do. Confronting bisexual stereotypes and bringing to light the issues facing the bisexual community [are] definitely among those challenges we hope to focus on through this program and many more throughout the year.”