The Big Picture is held each year as a show of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty, staff and community members.
The Big Picture event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the University Union Plaza (directly north of the Union), with the formal picture being taken promptly at 4:45pm. All members or allies of the LGBTQA community, including family and friends, are invited to take part in the photograph. The LGBTQA/Unity picnic, which is also open to the campus community, will be held immediately following the photo opportunity.
Unity, the student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and asexual (LGBTQA) community on the Macomb campus, hosts several events each year to raise awareness. Western's University Committee on Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity and Expression (UCOSOGIE) has been raising awareness on campus and providing support for 30 years, with a mission to provide support, advocacy and education to the WIU community regarding issues impacting the lives of the LGBT population.