Pride Month


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Intersex, Asexual and more Pride Month (LGBTQIA+ Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for queer, trans, nonbianary and questioning people. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans.

Pride month celebrates the beauty of sexual and gender diversity, breaking the binary of gender expression and identity, and celebrates all love relationships.Pride Celebration We advocate for the end of discrimination and violence for queer and trans people and promote dignity, equal rights, and love for our community.

Resources at IVC

Communities at IVC

Irvine Valley College Pride ScholarsPride Scholars
Join the community of LGBTQIA+ students in the IVC Pride Scholars program. Learn More »

•  Enroll in the Pride Scholars Canvas module for info and events
•  Follow us on Instagram @IVCPrideScholars
•  Photos from IVC Pride Celebration 2022
•  Photos from IVC ValenPride 2020

Pride Scholars: Rainbow CafePride Scholars: Rainbow Cafe
Join our discussion group where IVC LGBTQIA+ students can enjoy a safe space to discuss their unique issues and concerns. Monthly meetings will resume in Fall 2022.

GSA 2022Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSAC)
Join this student club to promote public awareness of queer representation, stimulate and develop student interests in nourishing a safe-space and community at IVC, and to participate in community service. Club meetings will resume in Fall 2022.

Orange County Pride Events

Spring into Mental Health Community Picnic. For LGBTQIA Youth and Young Adults. May 28, 1 – 3 pm LGBTQ Center OCSpring into Mental Health Community Picnic
French Park, Santa Ana
Saturday, May 28, 2022  |  1 - 3 pm  |  Register »
For LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults.

LGBTQ Center OC Presents 2022 Lavender Graduation Ceremony. Celebrating OC's LGBTQIA Graduates of 2022.2022 Lavender Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 4, 2022  |  1 pm  |  Register »
Celebrating OC's LGBTQIA Graduates of 2022.

OC Pride: A Non-Profit LGBTQIA+ OrganizationOC Pride Parade and Festival
Historic Downtown Santa Ana
Friday, June 25, 2022  |  10 am: Parade, Noon: Festival  |  More Info »

Gender and Sexuality Related Courses

Want to learn more? IVC has so many diverse courses to choose from!

  • BIO 44 - Biology of Human Sexuality 
  • GS 10 - Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • GS 20 - Gender and Contemporary Society
  • HLTH 6 - Health and Social Justice 
  • PSYC 5 - Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 20 - The Psychology of Gender
  • SOC 19 - The Sociology of Sex and Gender

Get Trained

View our 2021 Flex Week presentation, LGBTQ+ Competencies and Respectful Communication. Respecting, supporting and empowering our queer and trans students: