Out & Proud Month

Out & Proud Month

In the late 1960s,  organizing within LGBTQ communities across the United States had come to a pitch in the defense civil rights to safety, assembly and protection from discrimination under the law. In June 1969, LGBTQ patrons of a routinely raided bar in New York City's West Greenwich Village, called the Stonewall Inn, rioted for three days and three nights against police brutality- now known as the Stonewall Riots. This event marked a turning point in the larger LGBTQ liberation movement across the States and the world!  Each summer, LGBTQ communities across the world host Pride Festivals and Celebrations to commemorate this important moment in our history and the impact it had on the liberation of LGBTQ people. These celebrations include festivals, parades, social events, marches, etc and happen throughout the spring, summer and fall! 

In this great tradition, Rutgers University-Newark plans a month-long celebration of LGBTQ identity, culture and our students, faculty, & staff known as Out & Proud Month during the month of April!!  Check back for the Spring 2016 schedule, coming soon!