Pride Month

Pride Month 2022

June 1st-30th


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

For more information about national Pride Month: 


2023 Pride Month Event Calendar

These are the events that are hosted by or participated in by Mason entities:


DateEvent NameEvent TimeEvent LocationSponsoring Orgs/UnitsRegistration (if applicable)
Saturday, June 3rdFairfax Pride4:00pm-10:00pmOld Town Hall, FairfaxCity of Fairfax, George Mason UniversityComing Soon
Sunday, June 11thCapital Pride Festival- George Mason University table12:00pm-7:00pmPenn. Ave., Washington D.C.LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Women and Gender Studies, Lambda Alumni Chapter, Office of AdmissionsComing Soon