In 1969, members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies participated in demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, protesting the infringement of their civil rights and unfair treatment by the police. History views that moment as a turning point in the fight for equality for the LGBTQ community, which is why June is celebrated globally as Pride Month.
The University of Cincinnati and the UC Alumni Association are excited to celebrate Pride Month 2023. With several events happening that offer opportunities to participate, including the Pride Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 24, we look forward to connecting with alumni this month throughout June.
If you are interested in volunteering for the LGBTQ+ Alumni Network, please reach out to Maurice Stewart at Maurice.Stewart@foundation.uc.edu. In the meantime, like and follow the Facebook page for more regular updates.
Pride Month Events
2023 Alumni Pride Mixer
Thursday, June 15
Celebrate Pride Month with LGBTQ+ Bearcats and allies at OTR StillHouse! On June 15, faculty, staff and alumni from area universities will come together for an evening of networking and celebration as we commemorate the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. All are welcome.
2023 Cincinnati Pride Parade
Saturday, June 24
Join the Bearcat community as we show off our pride at this year’s Cincinnati Pride Parade. “Cincinnati Pride” provides an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together to promote inclusion and acceptance. Alumni, students, faculty/staff and friends are invited to march together representing the University of Cincinnati.
Pride Month Spotlights
Nominate a Bearcat
Nominate a Bearcat alumnus for a future heritage or awareness month alumni spotlight.
Make a Gift
Make a gift to the LGBTQ Discretionary Fund to support the students and programs of the LGBTQ Center.
The LGBTQ Center supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati through a commitment to diversity, equity, leadership development, and intellectual inquiry with particular respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. The Center is an inclusive campus community that welcomes people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and provides support, resources and advocacy. The Center facilitates LGBTQ+ visibility by promoting and enhancing understanding, acceptance and awareness regarding LGBTQ+ issues. Learn more about the LGBTQ Center.