Carnegie Mellon University presents Pride Month 2022
A Message from Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer:
As we move through June, I am warmed to see so many of you embracing and celebrating Pride Month in your own ways. Across our campus and throughout our city, people are coming together to uplift and support our LGBTQIA+ community. At Carnegie Mellon, we honor Pride Month and the long history of LGBTQIA+ identities fighting for their right to exist freely and openly. From the Daughters of Bilitis to the uprisings at Compton’s Cafeteria and the Stonewall Inn to the ongoing fight for equal rights and protections today, LGBTQIA+ identities have steadfastly demanded the full recognition of their humanity throughout history. Learn more about the legacies of Queer trailblazers who paved the way for Pride as we know it today here.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, in collaboration with university leadership and partners, is proud to host and support events and activities this month that celebrate Pride and honor the legacy of Queer activism.
CMU sponsored Pride Event
Keynote Speaker: Hugh Ryan
June 28, 2022, from 12 - 1:15 p.m. streamed in Simmons B in Tepper Quad via Zoom and in Simmons B in Tepper Quad.
Hugh Ryan is a writer and curator, and most recently, the author of "The Women's House of Detention," a queer history of the infamous prison that once dominated Greenwich Village. His first book, "When Brooklyn Was Queer," won a 2020 New York City Book Award, was a New York Times Editors' Choice in 2019, and was a finalist for the Randy Shilts and Lambda Literary Awards. He was honored with the 2020 Allan Berube Prize from the American Historical Association. In 2019-2021, he worked on the Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in U.S. History curricular materials for the NYC Department of Education.
Join us in person or on Zoom for this keynote address and conversation.