Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. 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 LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.
Pride month is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, and self-affirmation, and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues they face.
Free Virtual Pride Events
2021 Virtual Lavender Graduation by LGBTQ Center OC
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 1 - 2:30 pm | Register »
Pride Slam 2021: An LGBTQ+ Celebration Word and Song
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 4:30 - 6 pm | Register »
Pride Bring by Network for Social Justice
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 | 4:30 - 6 pm | Register »
Virtual Family Pride Celebration
Sunday, June 27, 2021 | 9 - 11 am | Register »
Resources at IVC
Community at IVC
Join the community of LGBTQIA+ students in the Pride Scholars program. Learn More »
Meetings resume September 16, 2021 via Zoom.
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
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