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GW Pride Month 2021


Pride Month is celebrated each June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising, to protests against injustice and inequality, and to recognize the impacts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals. The 1969 Stonewall uprising comprised of six days of riots in retaliation for ongoing police violence towards patrons of a Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. A response to targeted harassment and systemic inequality, the Stonewall riots are generally considered to have been a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Yearly commemorations of the beginning of the uprising (June 28) began in 1970 in New York City and since then have transformed into celebrations that span the entire month of June and are held across the country and around the world.

Today, GW celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride by raising high the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual members of the GW Community. LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty and alumni enhance the GW educational experience by being role models in their embrace of the GW values, especially openness, diversity, and courage.  For more information about how you can celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month wherever you are, please browse the following tabs.


Queer Adolescents Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Health: The Role of School, Family and Community

1:00 PM EST

Join the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for a discussion about the role and impact of dating, relationships, and sexual health on queer adolescents. A panel of experts will explore how attachment, social scripts, school-family-community stakeholders, and socio-ecological factors--in addition to diverse identities and experiences--can influence young people.

Please register here.

Interactive LGBTQ+ History Tour

6:00 PM EST

Join fellow alumna Ella Schiralli, GWSB BBA '85, MBA '02 for an engaging virtual LGBTQ+ history tour and discussion celebrating the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ trailblazers and prominent figures in the LGBTQ+ Rights movement. Learn more about the queer community’s rich history and share your favorite stories to kickstart Pride! The first 50 event attendees will receive an LGBTQ+ face mask in the mail! To receive an LGBTQ+ facemask you must attend the event. GW LGBTQIA+ Alumni Network

Please register here.

More to come!


DC Black Pride 2021

Right now, life is uncertain — but Black Pride is forever.

For more than 30 years, DC Black Pride has been a place for the Black LGBTQIA+ community to gather and celebrate each other, and it is with regret that we must cancel our 2021 in person event in Washington, DC due to the ongoing global pandemic. But, Black Pride is forever, and the CBE remains committed to continuing the tradition and celebration. In that spirit, we are pleased to announce the Center for Black Equity’s new venture 12 Months of Black Pride!. 12 Months of Black Pride! will consist of monthly virtual (and hybrid as feasible) engagement experiences, such as community conversations, panels discussions, parties, bingo and more. Events will be free of charge. The year of programming will conclude in February of 2022, with an announcement about plans for DC Black Pride 2022.

DC Black Pride has been the destination for Black Queer liberation with celebration and community fellowship for more than three decades. We invite you to join us in continuing the tradition by supporting 12 Months of Black Pride! programming.

Learn more here!

No Justice No Pride DC

No Justice No Pride is a collective of organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia. We exist to end the LGBT movement’s complicity with systems of oppression that further marginalize queer and trans individuals. Our members are black, brown, queer, trans, gender nonconforming, bisexual, indigenous, two-spirit, formerly incarcerated, disabled, white allies and together we recognize that there can be no pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.

Learn more here!

Capital Pride Celebration 2021: #StillWe are Colorful


#StillWe continues be a powerful statement about the resilience, struggles, celebrations, and pride that exist within our community. In a year like no other, still, we came together to educate, advocate for change, uplift marginalized voices, and support our neighbors.

As it becomes safer for us to come together once again, we hope that you will join the Capital Pride Alliance in 2021, as we celebrate our community and continue the important work that we’ve committed ourselves to. Whether you plan on celebrating virtually or in person, our upcoming events provide safe and creative ways to honor our local traditions while taking into account varying levels of personal comfort. There are many ways to celebrate Pride in Washington, DC!

Learn more here!

And more to come...


Campus Pride Programming

A wide variety of virtual programming from Campus Pride throughout the month!

Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.

Learn more here!

And even more to come...