LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

LGBTQIA+ Pride Flag held in a fist in front of the Cathedral of Learning

In June 1969, following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay bar, LGBTQIA+ persons and allies rioted and protested, serving as a watershed moment in what was then called the gay rights movement in the United States. The Stonewall incident was an impetus for organizing Pride marches on a much larger public scale across the country.

Today, Pride events are hosted across the globe, seeking to celebrate the strides in LGTBQIA+ rights and accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Pride also serves as a reminder that members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their families continue to face discrimination and marginalization. It also highlights barriers and obstacles which remain to be dismantled.

The Office for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion hopes you will consider joining us and our community and campus partners to celebrate Pride Month this June.

2023 Events

SETpoint Empowerment Self Defense Training

Tuesday, June 13
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
31st Floor, Cathedral of Learning

Learn more about SETpoint at Session is geared toward LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff but open to all. Participants will receive free lunch after the session and receive take-away materials/swag.

Space is limited. RSVP participation and any accommodation or dietary needs to

Let’s Read It!: LGBTQIA+ Banned Book Club – Reading Gender Queer

Friday, June 16
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Learn more about Let’s Read It! at First 10 registrants will receive a copy of "Gender Queer: A Memoir," written by Maia Kobabe.

Space is limited. Preregistration required; RSVP at the link above.

Pride on the Patio

Tuesday, June 20
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William Pitt Union Patio and Lawn

Enjoy fun in the sun as we celebrate Pride Month as a University Community! Free food, take-away materials and items, and engagement opportunities.

Open to all; no participant registration required. Rain location is William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

If your department or organization is interested in tabling, RSVP at

Interested in volunteering? Email

Drag Bingo with Alora Chateaux

Monday, June 26
7 to 9 p.m.
William Pitt Union Assembly Room

Enjoy several rounds of bingo, along with witty banter and drag performances, hosted Alora Chateaux (

Open to all. Registration information forthcoming, but you can note your interest at  

In Our Own Write: Creative Writing for LGBTQ Elders

June 12 to Aug. 17
7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Learn more about In Our Own Write at

Preregistration required; RSVP at

Events around the region

June 1–4
Pittsburgh Pride Revolution

A four-day LGBTQIA+ community event beginning June 1 and continuing through June 4, with events Downtown, on the North Side, and in Bloomfield that are focused around inclusion and diversity.

June 3
Pride March & Parade

Beginning at the corner of 16th Street and Liberty Avenue at 10 a.m. June 3, and featuring a new route through Downtown Pittsburgh, as well as the return of vehicles and floats in the parade.

June 10
Washington PA Pride

Sponsored by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, this event will be held June 10 along North Main Street in Washington, Pa.

June 24
Pride Millvale

Millvale Borough’s third-annual Pride celebration will be held June 24 and include education, outreach, and entertainment.

June 25
People’s Pride PGH

Sponsored by SisTers PGH, this June 25 event in Swissvale includes a parade and a day-long festival at Dickson Field.

Upcoming LGBTQ events at the University


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