June is Pride Month! Each year, the month of June is celebrated to honor the social movements and hxstorical events that have supported the visibility and justice of the LGBTQIA+ rights.
Why June? The late June/early July 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York serve as a crucial moment for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The location of the riots, the Stonewall Inn, was a nightclub and haven for the city’s LGBTQIA+ community. After the riots, the Stonewall Inn served as the rallying point for activists and the first Gay Pride parade in June 1970. This parade subsequently inspired activists around the world to organize their own local parades, thus rallying for LGBTQIA+ visibility and rights worldwide. While many rightfully associate Pride with celebration and flamboyance, it is rooted in social justice and activism.
Ways to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ Community
San Diego Mesa College Pride Center Opening this Fall 2022!
We are excited to share that San Diego Mesa College will be opening its new Pride Center this Fall 2022! The Pride Center will provide a safe space for anyone regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, identity, gender expression, ethnic heritage, and/or cultural background. The Pride Center will offer diverse services such as counseling, expressive and affirming workshops, leadership opportunities, and much more!
Click here to complete the form to receive more updates about the opening of the Pride Center.
Follow us on Instagram (@SDMesaPride) to see our journey as we open our new Pride Center and learn about resources.
San Diego Pride Parade 2022 - Save the date: July 16
Sign up here to participate in the Pride Parade this year!. Students, faculty, and classified professionals are invited to join the SDCCD walk. See the attached email to learn more about the SDCCD participation in the San Diego Pride Parade.
A world of Assistance is Just Waiting for you...For Free!
San Diego Mesa College Library currently has:
Students receive research support through:
Resources are accessed through the library’s website at www.sdmesa.edu/library