February 7th, 2013 | University

Citing weather conditions, GALA reunion canceled

The second annual LGBTQ GALA Reunion scheduled to take place this weekend was canceled at noon today due to severe weather conditions.

Organizers decided to announce the cancellation due to closed venues, canceled flights and potential danger risks, said Anna Wipfler ’09, who co-chaired the reunion. The decision was made in time for the large majority of registrants to cancel their travel arrangements, Wipfler added, and ad hoc arrangements will be made for the 30 to 50 people who have already arrived on campus.

“The Reunion Committee has been focusing on communication with attendees and speakers to ensure that everyone is aware of the cancellation, and to help those already in transit get connected with others on campus so as to make the most of their trip despite the change,” Wipfler said, adding that organizers will consider plans for a rescheduled reunion in the coming weeks.

Wipfler declined to comment on the projected loss of this cancellation.

IvyQ — an annual undergraduate conference for LGBTQ and allied students that is also being hosted at Yale this weekend – will continue as planned with minor scheduling changes, said the conference’s Vice Chair Stefan Palios ’14. No registrants will miss the conference due to travel issues, and all speakers are still scheduled to appear, he added.