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Lambda Horizon (LGBTA of Virginia Tech)


Historical Note

HokiePRIDE was originally founded in 1985 as Lambda Horizons (sometimes written as Lambda Horizon). In 1994, the group was renamed the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Alliance (LGBA). Then, in 1999, the name was changed again to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance (LGBTA). In 2014 the name changed once more to the current name, HokiePRIDE.

HokiePRIDE was the second officially recognized LGBTQIA+ student group formed at Virginia Tech following the Gay Alliance of Virginia Tech (GAVT) in 1971. It also followed three unofficial groups: the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in 1970, the Gay Student Union (GSU) in 1975, and the Gay Student Alliance (GSA) in 1976.

The early goals of HokiePRIDE included providing a place on campus for gay and lesbian members of the university community to meet without judgement, helping educate the campus community about homosexuality, and creating a positive image of gay and lesbian people. Over time, the group’s mission expanded to include advocacy for everyone under the societally defined umbrella of LGBTQIA+, including bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, and intersex people.

The group implemented multiple programs on campus to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ population including Gay Awareness Week, AIDS Awareness Week, National Coming Out Day, Freedom to Marry Day, Pride Week, advocacy for hate crimes legislation, and the organization of Safe Line, Safe Watch, the Safe Zone program, and more.

For more information on the current organization, see their website:

Found in 117 Collections and/or Records:

Advertisement, AIDS Education Committee, March 1, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_AdvetisementAIDSEducation_1986_0301

Advertisement, AIDS Education Committee, n.d. (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_AdvetisementAIDSEducation_nd

AIDS Education Forum Chronology, October 23, 1985 - March 2, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ChronologyAIDSEducation_1985_1023-1986_0302
Dates: 1985-10-23/1986-03-02

AIDS Education Objectives, January 9, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_ObjectivesAIDSEducation_1986_0109

Budget Request, Lambda Horizon, March 1987 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_BudgetRequests_1987_03

Budget Request, Lambda Horizon, October 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_BudgetRequests_1986_10

Budget Requests, Lambda Horizon, January 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_BudgetRequests_1986_01

Correspondence, AIDS Education Committee, February 7, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceAIDSEducation_1986_0207

Correspondence, AIDS Education Committee, February 11, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceAIDSEducation_1986_0211

Correspondence, AIDS Education Committee, January 16, 1986 (Ms2014-010)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2014-010_WeberMark_CorrespondenceAIDSEducation_1986_0116