celebrating Pride Month
“To me, Pride Month means progress, hope, recognition, and community. We recognize the work we’ve done, the work currently being done, the work that was done by our predecessors, and we look forward to continuing to create, collaborate, and embrace who we are.” – Savannah Kroeger ’23
The celebration of Pride Month in June observes community visibility and the movement toward equality.
The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which was a critical moment for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village. At that time, acting or dressing in a way that was considered gender-inappropriate or showing affection to someone of the same sex could get people arrested. Many clubs like Stonewall Inn operated illegally.
A police raid in the early hours of June 28, 1969, spurred neighborhood riots that continued for three days and led to new, more extensive LGBTQ+ activist groups than the U.S. had seen before.
Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Stormé DeLarverie — transgender and lesbian women of color — were prominent figures in that uprising, which fundamentally changed the nature of LGBTQ+ activism in the United States.
The uprising became a catalyst for LGBTQ+ organizations such as the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance, modeled after the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement.
Carthage College is a proud ally and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community and its fight for equal protection under the law, access to healthcare, and acceptance as vital members of their communities.
2022 Community Pride Events
Henry Maier Festival Park
Milwaukee’s PrideFest is back! The iconic LGBTQ+ event will return this year, running June 2-4 at Henry Maier Festival Park. Learn more
Milwaukee Pride Parade
2 p.m., 2nd St. and Greenfield Ave. to 2nd St. and E. Oregon St.
The Milwaukee Pride Parade returns this year with the theme, “Pride is…” Every attended and participant is invited to fill in the blank with what pride means to them. Learn more
Chicago Pride Fest
Northalsted on Halsted Street from Addison to Grace St.
The annual Chicago Pride Fest® is a legendary street festival, held the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (last Sunday in June). With upwards of 60,000 expected to attend, join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ life, culture, and community. The festival features live music by headline artists and local favorites, three stages, food and drink, 150+ arts/crafts vendors, DJs and dancing, drag shows, a pet parade, sponsored presence, games, giveaways, and more! Learn more
Kenosha Pride Kingfish Game
6:35 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, Wis.
A portion of the Kenosha Kingfish ticket proceeds goes to supporting Kenosha Pride! Tickets cost $25. Learn more and register
Chicago Pride Parade
Noon, Through Northalsted, Uptown, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park in Chicago
The Parade concludes the city’s month-long celebrations with a famous four-mile procession held on the last Sunday of June. Traversing through Northalsted, Uptown, Lakeview, and Lincoln Park, the annual event has grown into one of the largest parades in the country. Read more
Kenosha Pride 2022
Noon, Veterans Memorial Park, 5220 6th Ave, Kenosha, Wis.
More details will be available soon on the KenoshaPride.org website.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources
We live and work in a richly diverse world. At Carthage, we strive to enhance the diversity and equity of our community and together to create an ever more enlightened and inclusive environment that will positively impact the world. The Carthage academic community is committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. Aiming to learn from each other, we reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination toward underrepresented groups.
- Intercultural Center for Equity, Advocacy, and Engagement
- SafeZone Resources
- Resources and Support
- LGBT-SA (student org)
- Prism (student org)
- Advocates for Social Change (student org)
- Bias Education Response Team
Off-campus resources and events
- LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
- Kenosha Pride
- Milwaukee Pride
- PrideFest Milwaukee
- Pride in the Park Chicago
- EduMed — Creating LGBTQIA+ Friendly Communities in Healthcare & Education
The History of Pride Month
- What is Pride Month and the History of Pride Month?
- Today in History: The Stonewall Riots
- About LGBTQ+ Pride Month — Library of Congress
- Sexual Orientation and Gender
Articles & Web resources
- Sexual Orientation and Gender
- LGBTQ+ Vulnerability to Human Trafficking
- Pride 2020: LGBTQ voices on the challenges and possibilities of these troubled times
- A Proclamation to LGBTQ+ from The White House
- Pride Month: Five Stories From Around the World
- 10 Facts About the History of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
- Six articles to celebrate Pride
- LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Education
- Pride with a Purpose Campaign
- How to Celebrate Pride in Your Workplace
- Celebrate and get involved with the Human Rights Campaign
- 10 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month
- “Call Me By Your Name” — Learn more on IMDB
- “Moonlight” — Learn more on IMDB
- “Brokeback Mountain” — Learn more on IMDB
- “Tangerine” — Learn more on IMDB
- “The Half of It” — Learn more on IMDB
- “Carol” — Learn more on IMDB
- “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” — Learn more on IMDB
- 50 Essential LGBTQ+ Movies
- 17 LGBTQ+ Movies to Celebrate Pride 2022
Podcasts & Videos
- LGBTQ+ Podcasts to Subscribe to this Pride Month
- LGBTQ&A Podcast
- food4thot Podcast
- Making Gay History Podcast
- The BiCast Podcast
- Dyking Out Podcast with Carolyn Bergier and Melody Kamali
- Deep Space Pride: A Gay Star Trek Podcast
- “This is Me” — YouTube
- “What’s it like to be intersex?” — YouTube
- “Why do we have gay pride month in the U.S.?” — YouTube