Carnegie Mellon University

Pride Month 2021

Carnegie Mellon and the CMU Alumni Association are committed to acknowledging the contributions and impact of our LGBTQ+ community locally, nationally and internationally throughout the year. Each year, Pride provides us with a special opportunity to recognize and elevate their professional and academic excellence. We invite you to share in the Pride celebrations throughout the month of June. All Tartans are welcome!

khuizenga_700x700.pngSpotlight: Kai Huizenga (ENG 2022), CMU Fifth Year Scholar

“CMU has really helped me transform into a confident, professional individual who knows how to engage with a community while also really engaging on social justice action.”


Upcoming Events

Pride Month: New York Social Connect Hour (East Coast)

Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. ET

Gather virtually and make some new connections prior to the virtual Pride events happening in New York!

Tartans in Film: “The Boys in the Band”

Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET

Join CFA alumnus Matt Bomer for a discussion of the process of bringing “The Boys in the Band” from the stage to the screen and what the piece has meant to the LGBTQ+ community.

Operation BusinessQuest (OBQ)


CMU is building an alumni-owned business directory, and we need your connections to identify the many businesses out there. Submit your OBQ form today to help us recognize and celebrate the vital role of CMU LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

CMU Voices

Vivienne MingVivienne Ming (DC 2006), executive chair, Socos Labs

“I got really hooked on the idea of not just researching a basic science question — which I love to do — but turning it into something that directly and unambiguously made someone’s life better.”

billy-porter_800x800.jpg Billy Porter (CFA 1991), Emmy Award winning actor

"I've learned that the only thing I can be is the totality of who I am, and to live inside the truth of who I am."

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