On June 11, 2023, UCCS students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends walked in the 2023 Pikes Peak Pride parade in downtown Colorado Springs.
Pikes Peak Pride is an annual, two-day celebration of the diverse identities and achievements of LGBTQIA+ communities of southern Colorado.
UCCS saw over 60 participants who walked in the Pikes Peak Pride parade down Tejon St. to the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum. After the parade, a community reception with food and refreshments was held at UCCS Downtown, where over 150 people stopped by to grab a bite, be in community, and celebrate with UCCS and their loved ones.
UCCS’ involvement in the 2023 Pikes Peak Pride parade and the celebration at UCCS Downtown afterward were sponsored by the UCCS Division of DEI, MOSAIC and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the UCCS Faculty and Staff PRIDE Committees, and the UCCS Facuty and Staff Associations.