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 gar bar, LGBTQIA+ persons and allies rioted and protested, serving as a watershed moment in the LGBTQIA+ rights movement in the United States and impetus for organizing Pride marches on a much larger public scale. Today, Pride events are hosted across the globe, seeking to celebrate the strides in LGTBQIA+ rights and accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ individuals, but Pride also serves as a reminder of discrimination and marginalization of the LGBTQIA+ community, both past and present, as well as highlighting the barriers which remain to be dismantled.

The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hopes you will consider joining us, as well as our campus partner hosted-events, as Pitt celebrates Pride Month this June!

Pride Events

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution | June 2 – 5 

Learn more about Pittsburgh Pride Revolution

Chancellor's Faculty/Staff Picnic Tabling | June 3 12pm - 2pm

People's Pride Presents Swissvale Pride | June 5 

Learn more about People’s Pride

QBurgh – Pittsburgh Pride 2022 | June 1 – 30

Learn more about Pittsburgh Pride 2022

Gender Diversity in Healthcare | June 7 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Register for Gender Diversity in Healthcare

Black TLGBQIA Housing Crisis In Allegheny County | June 14 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Register for Black TLGBQIA Housing Crisis In Allegheny County

SOGIE 101 presented by Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation | June 16 2pm - 4pm 

Facilitated by Jule Arney (Xe/They), Director of Training & Research at Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, SOGIE 101 (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) seeks to provided participants with introductory cultural competence addressing LGBTQ+ terminology and experiences with the goal of creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ community members. 

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation seeks to improve the health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Jule Arney, our facilitator, has over 15 years of expertise in developing and facilitating LGBTQIA+ trainings and workshops for a wide variety of industries and audiences. Learn more about Hugh Lane’s services and training offerings at https://hughlane.org/.

Register for SOGIE 101 Training

Eating Disorders in Trans and Non-binary Youth and Young Adults | June 22 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Register for Eating Disorders in Trans and Non-binary Youth and Young Adults

Pride on the Patio | June 23 11am - 1pm | William Pitt Union Patio

Hosted by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, come celebrate Pride with us on the William Pitt Union Patio! In addition to a campus and community organization fair, we will have fair-style snacks and treats. We will also have a tie-dye station for you to show your Pitt Pride with all the colors of the rainbow!

Interested in Tabling? Contact Zach Davis at zachdavis@pitt.edu for more information.

Register for prizes and giveaways!

Drag Bingo w/ Alora Chateaux | June 27 6pm – 8pm | WPU Ballroom

Hosted by Alora Chateaux (She/Her), one of Pittsburgh’s premier drag artists, Drag Bingo is just like regular bingo—but more fun! In addition to winning any one of our fabulous prizes, Alora will provide witty banter and drag performances for entertainment! Drag Bingo will be hosted in a hybrid format, so you can win prizes from campus or a place you feel most comfortable. Entry is free for participants; limit one bingo card per participant

By day, Tony Allgeier (He/Him) is an independent designer whose work ranges from interiors and construction to upholstery and graphic design. By night, Tony is better known by his drag persona, Alora Chateaux. In 2021, Tony was a contestant on Season 01 of HGTV’s Design Start: Next Gen. Learn more about Alora, her upcoming events, and booking info via her Instagram, @alorachateaux.

Register for Drag Bingo

SOGIE 101 presented by Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation | June 28 10am - 12pm 

Facilitated by Jule Arney (Xe/They), Director of Training & Research at Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, SOGIE 101 (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) seeks to provided participants with introductory cultural competence addressing LGBTQ+ terminology and experiences with the goal of creating more inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ community members. 

Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation seeks to improve the health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Jule Arney, our facilitator, has over 15 years of expertise in developing and facilitating LGBTQIA+ trainings and workshops for a wide variety of industries and audiences. Learn more about Hugh Lane’s services and training offerings at https://hughlane.org/.

Register for SOGIE 101 Training

In Our Own Write: An LGBTQIA+ Community Open Mic | June 29 7:30pm 

In celebration of Pride Month, the Center for Creativity will host an LGBTQIA+ community open mic night on Wednesday, June 29. 

The C4C invites writers of all ages and experience levels to share their poetry and prose. Beginning writers are welcome! Performance slots are 5-7 minutes each, but you don't have to read that much: share just a haiku or two if you like. 

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom and is held in conjunction with the In Our Own Write program, a creative writing initiative for LGBTQIA+ elders ages 50+. This event is deliberately intergenerational and open to everyone who identifies as part of the community. 

Register for In Our Own Write 

Transforming LGBTQIA+ Health Quality at UPMC | June 29 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Register for Transforming LGBTQIA+ Health Quality at UPMC 

Check out the LGBTQIA+ Resources page from the Teaching Center.  Faculty can also use the Inclusivity Consultations page to book consultations with Teaching Center staff to revise syllabi, activities, and assignments for inclusivity.