Pride Month

Pride Month 2022

June 1st-30th

History

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (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: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/ 

 


2022 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, May 28thHappy Together Movie Screening and Social- National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month1:00pm-4:00pmVan Metre Hall Room 113- Mason Square (formerly Arlington Campus)AQUA DC, LGBTQ+ Resources Center, UL ArlingtonRegister Here
Wednesday, June 1stPride Month kick-off celebration10:00am-4:00pmUL DEI suite 2400 MPR (behind the Info Desk)LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Queer Student Leadership CouncilRegister Here
Sunday, June 5thPride (Bike) Ride- benefitting the Lambda Alumni Scholarship9:30amTrek Bicycle Fairfax- 10937 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, Virginia, 22030
Trek, LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Lambda Alumni ChapterRegister Here
Sunday, June 12thCapital Pride Festival- Mason table12:00pm-7:00pmPenn. Ave., Washington D.C.LGBTQ+ Resources Center, Women and Gender Studies, Lambda Alumni Chapter, Office of AdmissionsRegister Here
Thursday, June 16thPride Month Trivia Night6:30pm-8:00pmZoomLGBTQ+ Resources Center, Office of Alumni Relations, LGBTQ+ Faculty/Staff Alliance, Lambda Alumni Chapter, School of BusinessRegister Here
Wednesday, June 29thLGBTQ+ Experiences After Mason: Workplace Strategies for Success7:00pm-8:00pmZoomLGBTQ+ Resources Center, Women and Gender Studies, Global Affairs ProgramRegister Here