Upcoming events to celebrate Pride

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This year marks the 52nd anniversary of Pride Month in the United States. Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969, and recognizes the impact LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) individuals have had on many levels locally and around the world. You can celebrate Pride by attending events, sharing your story or educating yourself by using resources on campus. Below is a list of ways you can get involved during Pride Month and beyond.

UCCS Faces of Pride

MOSAIC (Multicultural Office of Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community) and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center are highlighting the diversity and intersectionality of LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty at UCCS through the “UCCS Faces of Pride” campaign. Members of the UCCS community are invited to submit a photo and respond to questions surrounding Pride. Submissions will be featured on various institutional accounts including the MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center, UCCS, and CU System publications. Click here to access the form.

Denver Pride

CU is excited to sponsor Denver Pride again this year. Denver Pride will be live and in-person this year and we would love to invite you to participate! Join us as we celebrate and support the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Saturday, June 25: Run, walk, roll or sashay the Pride 5K
  • Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26: Volunteer at CU’s booth at Pridefest (2-hour volunteer slots between 8 a.m. – 7 :30 p.m.)
  • Sunday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Participate in the Pride Parade, walking alongside staff, faculty, and students from across the CU system

To sign up to participate, please complete the online form by the end of the day on Friday, June 10. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. If we run out of spots, we will add you to a wait list and will notify you if additional spots become available. 

Don’t forget to show your Pride by posting on social media. Use #CUAtPride #PrideAtUCCS and tag @uccs_mosaic for a chance to be featured!

Pikes Peak Pride

This year, Pikes Peak Pride, formerly known as Colorado Springs Pridefest, will be on July 23 and 24, 2022, at Alamo Square Park (near the Pioneers Museum) in Downtown Colorado Springs. UCCS plans to host a post-parade pride gathering at UCCS Downtown. More info to come about this gathering. Register via the form linked below to receive future updates about the UCCS Pride Gathering.

You can register to attend with UCCS via this online form. Registration will close on Friday, July 22.

Visit Pikes Peak Pride’s Facebook page for a full list of events.

UCCS Pride Events

  • Wednesday, June 8, 6-7 p.m.: LGBTQ+ Pride Month Poetry Night at the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, hosted by MOSAIC and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
  • Date TBD: Poster-Making Event ahead of the Springs Pride Parade, hosted by MOSAIC and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center

LGBTQ+ Resource Center at MOSAIC

Did you know that the LGBT Resource Center at MOSAIC began as a task force in 2009? Continuing the mission, the Center works to create a safe and supportive campus environment by offering educational and community-building opportunities and advocating for the needs, visibility, and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community on campus. Visit their website to learn more about the history of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center at MOSAIC, how to get involved and the resources available to the community.

Staff and Faculty PRIDE Committees

The Staff and Faculty PRIDE Committees work to advocate for the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ identifying staff and faculty and their allies. This work is done through collaboration with campus departments, providing a space where LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty can build social and intellectual connections, and gain and maintain a healthy sense of self-identity as an LGBTQIA+ individual on campus. If you would like to get involved, email [email protected] to learn how.

There are additional opportunities to celebrate Pride across the state of Colorado. Follow M.O.S.A.I.C. on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about upcoming events in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.