Carnegie Mellon University
June 01, 2022

Happy Pride Month

A message from the Dean's Office.

Happy June! This month, we celebrate Pride, a time to recognize the impact that the LGBTQIA+ community has had on history and throughout the world. 

Did You Know: The last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but quickly grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, our community celebrates with parades, parties, workshops, and entertainment. Memorials are also held for those lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.

One year after the Stonewall Uprising in 1969, the first Pride march was held in New York City. In 1973, Pittsburgh became part of a growing number of cities across the United States and the world celebrating Pride. Now, 52 years later, our city brings together members of the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond to participate in the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution, Stand Up, Fight Back march on June 4, among many other activities. All are welcome and encouraged to march with signs, banners, music, and flags.

Pride provides a special opportunity to recognize and elevate the LGBTQIA+ community at Carnegie Mellon, their professional excellence, and academic achievements. There are many events going on throughout the month that you can participate in, including the Diversity and Inclusion Network's Pride Luncheon, the June Book Display at the University Library, and a Mental Health First Aid session from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.

Carnegie Mellon staff also can access the LGBTQAI+ Faculty and Staff Alliance, a resource group for increasing awareness and encouraging inclusive collaborations. There are a number of LGBTQIA+ organizations available to join on campus, as well as cmuOUT, a network connecting alumni and friends to support the learning and success of the LGBTQIA+ students at Carnegie Mellon. Founded in 2013, cmuOUT is committed to helping make the university a supportive and inclusive place for all.

Do you have a Pride story that you’d like to share?

Email us at to submit your story for consideration!

I hope you will join me in celebrating Pride and our LGBTQIA+ community this month, and throughout the year. Learn more about our commitment to all communities on our Tepper Together DEI&B website.

Isabelle Bajeux
Tepper School Dean
Richard P. Simmons Professor of Finance