NEWS & EVENTS | December 4, 2018

Supporting the LGBTQ Community

Eric Plamondon, host of Le Talk-Show, presented during Giving TuesdayEric Plamondon, host of Le Talk-Show, welcomes Darrel Nadeau and Roselle Turenne. 

Le Talk-Show, recently broadcasted live from USB’s student centre on November 27, allowed USB to attract numerous new donors. Presented under the flag of Giving Tuesday, a global movement for altruism, the show highlighted French-speaking members of the LGBTQ community in order to collect donations for the Alliance allosexuelle-hétérosexuelle de l’USB.

A grand total of $4,633 was raised, with $2,133 from the community and $2,500 from Enterprise, the event’s corporate partner. A resounding success, according to Lynne Connelly, USB’s development coordinator.

“Of course, all causes are important, she states. What’s important for me is not necessarily important for another, but what we’ve seen is that the Alliance as a cause has generated a positive response from the community. And that’s a victory.”

Eric Plamondon, executive director of Artspace and active member of Francophone community, hosted the show, discussing a variety of fresh topics, history, and engaging testimonials. Between laughs and confessions, alumni, current students, and members of the personnel and of the LGBTQ community all played along.

”It was a lot of fun, says Eric Plamond. We had natural, authentic reactions. Which is what we wanted: a mix of serious and pertinent subjects, as well as funny and more casual moments.”

The event recording can be seen in the Videos section of Carrefour Sous la coupole (French only).

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