Celebrating “Love is Love”

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Love is Love is an annual, weeklong campaign for awareness and support for LGBT community both at Darden and in the workplace. The power of its message is its simplicity: Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion, all relationships are equal.

This year, Love is Love was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and Target and included the following events:

  • First Coffee: Professor Martin Davidson and leadership from Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Darden shared remarks about the Love is Love campaign, which was followed by community-wide photo of Darden students, faculty and staff wearing the Love is Love t-shirt.
  • UVA Safe Space Training: U.Va.’s LGBT Resource Center facilitated a discussion on effective ways allies can help support the LGBT community.
  • Photo Exhibit: Throughout the month of February, Darden displayed an exhibit by Jeff Sheng featuring images of military personnel in response to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and its repeal.
  • Life After Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Panel: Jeff Sheng, Military LGBTs and their partners shared their experiences after the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
  • Religion and Same Sex Marriage Panel: The religious-affiliated affinity clubs at Darden hosted a discussion on religion and same sex marriage.
  • “Out at Work” Film Screening: Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne opened her home to members of the Darden community for a screening of the documentary “Out at Work,” which was followed by a discussion about workplace scenarios involving the LGBT community.

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