The annual Rainbow Lunch is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community at Bentley University. The popular event is hosted by the group Bentley People Respecting Individuality and Diversity through Education (P.R.I.D.E.) and features keynote addresses by prominent national speakers.
The luncheon puts the spotlight on Bentley individuals who make outstanding contributions to the safety and well-being of Bentley’s LGBTQ community and also to educating the overall community in order to foster a supportive and inclusive environment on campus. Every year two people are recognized at the event with a Rainbow Award for demonstrating courage of conviction by taking a public stand in support of the LGBTQ population and commitment to the ongoing effort for understanding and acceptance on campus.