pride month 2021 at sdsu

Pride Month at SDSU

San Diego State University invites alumni to join the upcoming celebration of San Diego Pride, including an annual mixer and happy hour for SDSU alumni and friends. SDSU is recognized as one of the top 25 colleges and universities in the country for LGBTQ+ students by the Campus Pride Index, and we are honored to host and participate in this year’s events.

San Diego Pride Live

San Diego Pride is hosting the second virtual Pride celebration showcasing LGBTQIA+ community organizations, volunteers, leaders, elected officials, businesses and entertainers who make Pride possible and help us thrive all year, every year.

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Virtual Celebration

Join SDSU LGBTQ+ alumni, staff, friends and allies for a Virtual SDSU PRIDE celebration from the comfort of your own home. You are invited to gather in community with SDSU’s LGBTQ+ communities and share highlights from the Pride Center, celebrate our students, and honor the retirement of Esther Rothblum, who has served as SDSU’s LGBTQ+ Studies director.


Dear SDSU community,

July is Pride Month in San Diego. This annual celebration began after the Stonewall Uprising, also called the Stonewall rebellion, in New York City on June 28, 1969. The riots were a series of demonstrations that occurred in response to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, and are widely considered to be one of the first and most important events leading the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. As a result, many Pride events are held during June and July across the world to recognize the histories, experiences and contributions of LGBTQ+ community members. The season of Pride means something different to everyone who celebrates. It is a time to reflect on the civil rights our community fought long to achieve, honor those who paved the road before us, and rally for the struggles we continue to face. It is a time to acknowledge the beauty of living colorfully outside the boxes of society’s expectations. And it’s a time to intentionally gather as an intersectional community and remember that we are always stronger together.