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LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Resource Guide

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many Pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBTQ people have had in the world




"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. . Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally." Source: The Library of CongressThis guide is a work in progress and we will be happy to get your valuable feedback for this guide.


San Diego Mesa College Pride Center - Opening Fall 2022!

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.

The fight for equal rights continues
locally, nationally, and internationally.  Take action.  LGBTQIA+ folx need support at all ages and  everywhere.  

Ways to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ Community 

  • Learn more about the History of Pride Month
    • Library of Congress - History of Pride Month (click here)
    • LGBTQ History - GLSEN (click here)
  • Learn about Pronouns - click here to practice using different pronouns.
  • Understanding Gender, Sexuality, and Expression - Genderbread Person
  • SafeZone Training, offered by the SDCCD District - soon available at the Pride Center.
  • SD Mesa Campus Ally/Out List

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.


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