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SPS Celebrates Pride Month 2022: Resources and Events

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and Columbia and New York City are holding multiple events this year to celebrate the movement. The official theme of NYC Pride’s series of events and programming is “Unapologetically Us.” 

Join SPS and Columbia University at events around the city, and find University resources for LGBTQIA+ students below. 

Columbia Resources for LGBTQIA+ students

Did you know that the Columbia Student Homophile League was the first-ever queer student organization on a college campus? It was recognized from 1967 through 1970. As we continue celebrating Pride Month, read below to learn some of Columbia's resources available for LGBTQIA+ students.

Mental Health Support

There are different mental health support systems available. Students can get support during in-person visits or virtual Drop-in-Hours.

The Gay Health Advocacy Project welcomes students of all gender identities and orientations. Some services offered include Peeps (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis), LGBTQ support and Sexual Health Peer Counseling, and Gender-affirming Surgery Consultation.

Queer Academics Discussion Group

The Queer discussion group is available to graduate students, and General Studies.For more information, contact Daniel Chiarilli (dbc15 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu) or Motoni Fong-Hodges (mh2759 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu).

LGBTQ+ Columbia History Initiative

Historic Columbia initiative has documented stories of the LGBTQ+ community. They have a website with more than thirty-five oral histories, and We're Here! Story Map, recording over 250 historical events, organizations, and businesses in support of LGBTQ+.

Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Columbia University has a gender-neutral restroom in CUIMC and Morningside campus for students, staff, and faculty.  

NYC Pride Events

LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour of the West Village 

Wednesday, June 22, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

As part of SPS' 2022 celebration of Pride Month, we invite you to join us on an LGBTQ+ History walking tour of NYC's West Village! Led by Christopher Street Tours, this two hour walking tour covers some of the most important history and sites in the fight for equality.

The tour will last approximately two hours and will cover one and a half miles. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and proper footwear. Tour will occur rain or shine and feel free to bring a water bottle. Bathroom breaks will be available.

Meeting time and location will be provided to attendees a few days prior to the tour.

Questions? Contact sps-studentlife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu


Virtual Drag Bingo 

Wednesday, June 22, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

In honor of Pride Month, CUIMC's LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group will host a series of events.

Join us for Virtual Drag Bingo with Indigo Dai, also known as Miss Independent!

Indigo is part of Drag Legend, Linda Simpson's goofy glamorous team - Indigo has been a drag queen for over a decade and you just might die laughing together! This will be a fun, upbeat, engaging and interactive atmosphere.

Raffle prizes will be given to all winners!


SPS Pride Month Reception

Thursday, June 23, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Life for the Pride Month Reception as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ world pride in NYC. Free Pride swag and snacks. All are welcome. 


SPS Joins NYC Pride March

Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m - 8 p.m.

Join the Office of Student Life as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ world pride in NYC by being part of the Pride March. All are welcome, guests included. Free Pride swag and tee shirts.