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Lavender Graduation celebrates SDSU LGBT students

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - LGBT students at San Diego State University that are about to graduate celebrated early Wednesday at a special Lavender Graduation on campus.

More than 30 students were honored during the ceremony.

SDSU Women's Studies Professor Susan Cayleff explains why the university holds a Lavender Graduation for LGBT students:

"Because too often at their important life moments, LGBT people cannot be out with their families. And so at a very critical moment in life when you want to be celebrating, there's a sense of hiding. So this event actually lets people be celebrated as wonderful whole people."

Students taking part in Wednesday's event will also participate in regular commencement ceremonies next week.

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