Carnegie Mellon University
June 05, 2023

Celebrating Pride Month

Pride Month offers a special opportunity in the Tepper School of Business to recognize, celebrate, and elevate the contributions and impact of the LGBTQ+ community, their professional excellence, and academic achievements. While Pride Month serves as a reminder of the progress made towards equality, it also highlights the ongoing work needed to create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive.

At the Tepper School, we are committed to creating and growing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and community that affords all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and business partners a true sense of belonging. Together, we can create, impact, and sustain change.

The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon University communities have many opportunities to share in this committment not only during afinity months, but every day. You can learn, participate in events, contribute to the conversation, and serve as an ally.

We've compiled some campus events, additional resources, and other information in recognition and celebration of Pride Month. For more details and to register, please visit the Pride Month CMU Community Events site. 

Pride Month Events 

Wednesday, June 7: 2023 Pride Keynote Lecture, 12 p.m. 
Hugh Ryan: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Queer? 

Hugh Ryan (he/him) is a writer, curator and author. Back at CMU by popular demand, Ryan is the author of “The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison,” winner of a 2023 Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association. His first book, “When Brooklyn Was Queer,” was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, Buzzfeed, the LA Review of Books, Out Magazine and many others. His lecture will look at the changing nature of LGBTQ+ identity in America today, and how this strange, exciting and sometimes frightening moment we are in has direct parallels to the changes that happened in queer identity at the end of the 19th century.

This event is in person only. Please register by June 6. On-site registration is available as space permits. 

Monday, June 12: Culturally Responsive Bystander Training, 10 a.m. 

Join the Culturally Responsive Bystander Training (CuRB) summer pilot session to learn about identity, power and privilege and practice strategies, skills and tools to be an active bystander. Register here. 

Tuesday, June 20: Pride Luncheon, 12 p.m. 

The LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group (ERG), with support from the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion's Diversity & Inclusion Network, invites you to a Pride luncheon. Share a meal and conversation as a Carnegie Mellon community. Register here.

June 29: The Addendum, 12 p.m. 

Join us in the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion for a discussion regarding the number of corporate entities facing criticism and boycott threats over products aimed at supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Lunch will be served. Register here