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Happy Pride Month!

Pride Month rainbow graphic zoom background, text reads: "Celebrating Pride Month."

The following remarks are from Dania Matos, written in partnership and consultation with Em Huang, and presented by Dr. Ruth Shoge.

June marks Pride Month, a time that reminds us to uplift our LGBTQ+ community – our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and so many more community members that cannot be fully captured in a single acronym. Recognizing that our communities hold an incredibly and beautifully expansive range of intersecting identities and experiences, we celebrate the diverse expressions of gender and sexuality in our campus community. We are also reminded that, in a time of relentless anti-queer, anti-trans, and anti-drag legislation, rhetoric, and violence, we must continue to fight for the safety, dignity, and rights of all LGBTQ+ people.

Zoom Backgrounds
We have pride-themed zoom backgrounds available for our community! All are welcome to download their favorite background from Box (or them all!), at this link.

See below to learn more about Pride Month, resources on campus, and upcoming events in the Bay Area and virtually!

Learning Opportunities

  • 1969 Stonewall Uprising: LGBTQ+ patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought against police brutality.
  • History and Timeline of LGBTQ+ Rights.
  • Podcast: Making Gay History – “Emotional glimpses into the lives of unsung, if not entirely sidelined, trailblazers who made their mark on the LGBTQ civil rights movement”
  • Podcast: Nancy – “Personal stories from allies and everyday queers”



Staff, Faculty, and Postdocs


  • Friday June 16th, 12-1pm: Virtual Drag Queen Bingo (Zoom Link)
  • June 14-24 (in theaters), June 24- July 2 (streaming encore): Frameline, San Francisco’s International LGBTQ Film Festival
  • June 25th: march with students, staff, faculty, and alumni in the UC Berkeley contingent at San Francisco Pride. Please register to participate in the UC Berkeley contingent.