UC to join Cincinnati Pride parade and festival

Students, employees, and community members invited to participate in the celebration

With the support of the LGBTQ Center and LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is officially participating in the 2019 Cincinnati Pride parade and festival on Saturday, June 22.

All students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends, and families are invited to register to walk the parade route and join the celebration. The first 100 people to register will receive a free pride T-shirt.

The parade will kick off at the corner of 7th and Central Ave at 11a.m. The festival follows at noon at Sawyer Point. Stop by UC’s booth for giveaways and more.

Joining Cincinnati Pride in an official capacity demonstrates UC’s commitment to the inclusion of everyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, and celebrates the university’s LGBTQ+ community.

In the past year, the university has made great strides in LGBTQ+ visibility and inclusion. UC recently received a 4.5 (out of 5) star rating in the Campus Pride Index, the national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities.

Last fall, the Office of the Provost announced its support to establish an LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association. The organization currently holds nearly 100 members.

“UC’s participation in Cincinnati Pride is the perfect way for the university to celebrate these achievements and empower the community in its continued work for LGBTQ visibility and support,” said Alex Brogaard, of UC's LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association Executive Committee and program coordinator in the Office of Advising & Academic Services.

Cincinnati Pride provides the Greater Cincinnati LGBTQ community and its allies a forum for celebrating and affirming individuality and its importance to the Greater Cincinnati area by giving expression to the community’s rich history and diversity, and renewing dedication to promoting acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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