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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (Questioning), Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month (June 2024)

A Libguide on Pride Month, which focuses on LGBQTIA+ communities and references campus events, library material, and a brief history on the heritage month.

Pride Month

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June is National Pride Month!

Check out De Anza's Pride Center!

Located in Library 138 in LCW, the western section of the Library facing the S Quad. De Anza's Pride Center is a new student center on campus, providing a safe, supportive and welcoming space for students across the gender and sexuality spectrums.
The Pride Center focuses on events, workshops, free access to sexual health and personal hygiene resources, and is a safe space for LGBTQ+ identifying students and allies.

See here for the Pride Center's website and check it out!

LGBTQ 2022 at De Anza

CAN/DID Personal Stories - LGBTQ+ Series starts in June!

The CAN/DID Inclusion Series is a multimedia series created by De Anza College that focuses on the experiences of De Anza students, faculty, and staff. It explores diversity, inclusivity, equity, and social justice. Click the link above to learn more!

More CAN/DID stories have been added to this Inclusion Series. New videos are aimed around National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ HIstory Month!


  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Center - an online resource and on-campus presence for campus events, services, and resources for De Anza's LGBTQ+ community. Includes scholarships, events such as the Lavender Graduation, and conferences.
  • LGBTQ+ Resources and More - a list of De Anza's resources and support groups
  • De Anza LGBTQ+ Alliance - This is a student-led LGBTQ+ club that provides a safe and inclusive social space for LGBTQ+ students and allies. Sign up form is located here.

Brief History of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

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. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. 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.

In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first "March on Washington" in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month. (Source: Library of Congress)

Learn more about Pride Month at the Library of Congress.