Education, Prevention & Outreach

 Pride Month: Celebrating all of our community

 Join us in celebrating Pride throughout the month of June!

Week Four

The Office of Equity and Compliance is excited to collaborate with Native Student Services to share information at the intersection of indigenousness and Pride Month. Below, please find resources explaining Two-Spirit identity and other helpful resources that all of us can benefit and learn from.

To Watch

The spirit of Pride doesn't end with the close of June - keep advocating, keep learning, keep growing!

Week Three

 SafeZone Training - Wed. June 17th, 9:30-11:30, Contact Bridget Coffou ( to sign up. Space is limited

 Looking for Movies, TV shows and Documentaries to watch??

Netflix has a WHOLE SECTION dedicated to LGBTQ2+ representation!

Hulu has a similar list of LGBTQ2+ representation!

Reading more your style?? No worries, we've got you covered! Or I should say Good Reads has you covered with their list of suggested LGBTQ2+ books


Week Two


  • Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

    Karl Heinrich Ulrichs August 8, 1825 – July 14, 1895

    Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is known as one of the first gay men to publicly announce his sexual identity. Born in Germany in 1825, his coming out was a historic and brave moment. During his lifetime, Ulrichs wrote numerous essays discussing homosexuality and asserting that non-heterosexual orientations are natural and biological. Despite being arrested numerous times, Ulrichs stated in the above quotation that he was proud of the work that he did for the LGBTQ community.

  • Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992


    Audre Lorde described herself as a “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” In her writing, she frequently expressed her anger at the treatment of people of color, women, and LGBTQ folk. In the above quotation, she calls for others to express their anger. To many in the queer community, staying silent and in the closet felt like a safety blanket. However, Lorde encouraged them to step out into the light, telling them that the only true safety is in making yourself known and demanding the acceptance and respect that is your right.

  • Brenda Howard

    Brenda Howard December 24, 1946 – June 28, 2005

    Brenda Howard is known as the “Mother of Pride.” She was instrumental in organizing the first ever Pride marches: events that have become a vital part of the fight for acceptance. Howard was also one of the few activists to focus on rights for those who identified as bisexual or polyamorous: two groups that are often underrepresented in LGBTQ activism.

  • Miss. Majoy Griffin-Gracy

    Miss Major Griffin-Gracy October 25, 1940

    Miss Major has dedicated 50 years of her life to organizing for trans women of color. She is a veteran of the Stonewall riots, a survivor of Attica Correctional Facility, and the founding executive director of Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a nonprofit that centers and supports trans, gender-nonconforming, and intersex people in and out of prisons, jails, and detention centers. 

  • Lina Waithe

    Lina Waithe May 17, 1984


    Lina Waithe, a queer screen writer, producer and actor, made history as the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She continues to use her platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ communities and tell the stories of queer communities of color.

  • Alicia Garza

    Alicia Garza January 4, 1981

    Alicia Garza is an American civil rights activists on issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of color. Alicia is most notably known as the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. In the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. She unleashed the power of digital activism to create a movement and revealed to us that a hashtag, a post, an image, and a video shared online could change the course of history.

  • Edith Winsor

    Edith Winsor June 20, 1929 – September 12, 2017


    Edith Windsor brought a lawsuit to the Supreme Court regarding tax laws for widowed LGBTQ+ spouses. In 2013 the Court ruled in favor of Windsor, thus making headway for the 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favor of same sex marriage

  • Zanele Muhol

    Zanele Muholi July 19, 1972

    Zanele Muholi is a South African artist and visual activist working in photography, video, and installation. Muholi's work focuses on race, gender and sexuality with a body of work looking at black lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex individuals. In 2002, Muholi co-founded the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, a black lesbian organization dedicated to providing a safe space for women to meet and organize. In 2009, Muholi founded Inkanyiso, a non-profit organization concerned with queer visual activism. It is involved with visual arts and media advocacy for and on behalf of the LGBTI community. The organization's vision statement is "Produce. Educate. Disseminate."


  • Sylvia Rivera

    Sylvia Rivera July 2, 1951 – February 19, 2002


    Sylvia Rivera was a trans activist who with Marsha P. Johnson co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), an organization serving homeless LGBTQ+ youth. Rivera was a vocal advocate for trans rights and often admonished the gay rights movement for not being inclusive of the drag and trans communities

  • Marsha P. Johnson

    Marsha P. Johnson August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992


    Marsha “Pay it no mind” Johnson was a force of change for the trans and queer liberation movement. Through her entire life, she advocated for the homeless, sex workers, and poor and incarcerated queer people. “I may be crazy, but that don’t make me wrong”

  • Alexya Salvador

    Alexya Salvador November 18, 1980

    Alexya Salvador is a trans woman and pastor in Brazil, one of the most dangerous places in the world for trans folks. She calls herself the “first transgender shepherd of Latin America.” Along with other pastors from around the world, she helped organize a groundbreaking LGBTQ-friendly mass in Cuba

  • Alice Nkom

    Alice Nkom January 14, 1945


    Alice Nkom has been a fierce ally to the LGBTQ+ Community in Cameroon, where homosexuality is still criminalized. Nkom works as a human rights lawyer to fight for the rights of the Cameroon LGBTQ+ communities and founded the Association for the Defense of Homosexuality

  • Arsham ParsI

    Arsham ParsI September 20, 1981


    Arsham Parsi first began his work as an underground LGBTQ+ activist in Iran, where homosexuality remains illegal. In 2005, he was forced to flee Iran, and now lives in exile in Canada where he started the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees. This organization seeks to support LGBTQ+ asylum seeker from the Middle East

  • Harvey Milk

    Harvey Milk May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978


    Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians to be elected to public office. While working as the City Supervisor for San Francisco he introduced legislation to protect the gay community, including the 1978 ordinance which would ban discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities in housing

  • Michael Sam

    Michael Sam JANUARY 7, 1990


    In 2014, Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL. Sam’s time in the NFL was discouraging as he was passed from team to team and eventually left without a team. He ended up leaving the NFL a year after he was first drafted but continues to highlight the rampant discrimination and homophobia within the sports world.

  • Billie Jean King

    Billie Jean King November 22, 1943


    Billie Jean King was the first female tennis player to win Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1972, and in 1981. She lost all her endorsement deals after she confirmed her relationship with another woman. King continues to advocate for LGBTQ+ communities, especially within athletics.

  • Laverne Cox

    Laverne Cox May 29, 1972


    Laverne Cox is mostly known for her role as Sophia on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” In 2018, she was the first openly trans woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine and has continued to advocate for trans folks using her social media platforms and the #transisbeautiful movement.

  • Tammy Baldwin

    Tammy Baldwin May 11, 1962


    In 2013, Tammy Baldwin made history by becoming the first openly gay Senator in the United States. In her speech at the Millennium March for Equality, she spoke to LGBTQ folks, encouraging them to be out and proud. In this quotation, she states that the only way to normalize non-heterosexual orientations is for the queer community to act like they are normal, because they are.

  • James Baldwin

    James Baldwin August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987


    Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924 during its intellectual, social, and artistic Renaissance —  he was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet and activist. Baldwins’ first published work, Notes of a Native Son (1955), appeared in The Nation and explored intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies.

    Baldwin was an active participant in the civil rights movement. His essays and articles on the movement appeared in Harper’s magazine, Partisan Review, Mademoiselle, The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into an Academy Award-winning dramatic film in 2018.

  • Bayard Rustin

    Bayard Rustin August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987

    A brilliant organizer and tactician, the reasons to cite him are many. Not only did he urge [Reverend Dr. Martin Luther] King to lean deeper into the politics and practice of nonviolence, but he was also an unabashed pacifist who was jailed for two years for refusing to enter the draft during World War II. And in addition to organizing the 1963 March on Washington, three years later he and labor leader A. Philip Randolph devised an ambitious plan to end poverty in the United States.

  • Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

    Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987


    Former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir made history as the first openly LGBTQ+ leader of a nation, but to many of her constituents she was just another leader. In 2010, a year into Sigurdardóttir’s tenure as prime minister, Iceland passed a marriage equality law. She and her partner, author Jonina Leosdóttir, were one of the first couples to take advantage of it. The women, both divorced mothers, had been in a civil partnership since 2002.” Sigurðardóttir left office in 2013.

The Stonewall Uprising: The Mafia bought the Stonewall Inn in 1966 and reopened it as a gay bar June 28, 1969, NYC police Raid Stonewall Inn Police violently remove patrons from Stonewall Police arrest people for violating the Gender-Appropriate Clothing Statute (targeting trans folks and drag queens) Crowds began to form outside of Stonewall - neighbors and community members were fed up with the abuse they faced for identifying within the LGBTQ2+ Communities Activist Marsha P. Johnson is credited with throwing the first brick Protests and riots lasted 5 days leading to a huge push in the LGBTQ2+ movement The following year, the first Pride Parade was held on June 28th, 1970 and the legacy continues as Pride is celebrated throughout the month of June

Week One

View the Prezi below for an introduction to Pride and why we celebrate

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