Celebrating Pride Month 2022 at Columbia

From the beginnings of the LGBTQ+ movement to the present day, Columbia students, alumni, faculty, and staff have been leaders in advocating for the rights of LGBTQ+ people on campus and around the world.

As Pride Month 2022 kicks off, explore Columbia’s rich history of LGBTQ+ activism, our faculty’s scholarship on related issues, events open to the Colombian community, and resources available to Colombians.

Do you have an event or resource to add to our list? Send your updates to [email protected].

Pride Month Events in Columbia and Area

June 8 at 12 p.m. | CUIMC’s LGBTQ+ ERG presents The Trevor Project

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group is hosting an online panel with The Trevor Project that will cover relevant policies, access to care, and mental health issues regarding the young LGBTQ+ community. Register to attend.

June 22 at 4:15 p.m. | Virtual Drag Bingo

Join Indigo Dai, aka Miss Independent, and CUIMC’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group for a fun and engaging online bingo session! A drag queen for over a decade, Indigo Dai is a member of Drag Legend, Linda Simpson’s wacky and glamorous team. Pre-registration is required to attend.

June 26 at 12 p.m. | NYC Pride March 2022

Columbia Pride, the LGBTQ+ alumni group sponsored by the Columbia Alumni Association, invites LGBTQ+ alumni, students, staff, faculty, and allies from across Colombia to march in the NYC Pride March 2022 after a two-year hiatus. Space is limited, so register early and cancel your registration if you cannot attend.

Colombia and LGBTQ+ history

The First Queer College Student Organization

Today, there are thousands of LGBTQ+ groups on college campuses around the world. In 1966 there was only one. Learn about the Student Homophile League of Columbia, the first queer student organization on a college campus founded by Stephen Donaldson (CC’69).

A History of Lesbian Crushes at Barnard College

George Chauncey, DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History, tells the story of relationships between women at Barnard College and how society learned about them.

Digital project maps sites of NYC’s LGBT history

The NYC LGBT Historic Landmarks Project recognizes significant places in the city related to LGBTQ+ history, including the famous Stonewall Inn and Columbia’s own Earl’s Hall.

#PrideofLions YouTube Playlist

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