UHart Celebrates Pride Month 2021

June 04, 2021
Submitted By: Office of Diversity and Community Engagement

At the University of Hartford, we are committed to fostering a community centered on equality for all of our students, faculty, and staff. The University of Hartford recognizes and highlights the significance of equality and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all other identities that fall under the gender and sexuality umbrella. Pride month originated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. 

The President’s Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer, Pride Month 2021

“The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all.  Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.  Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.  This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.” – President Biden

Celebrating PRIDE in CT
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