The College of Arts and Sciences, along with other units across our campus, acknowledges LGBTQIA+ Pride Month.
While June is nationally recognized as Pride Month, we are cognizant that most students are not on campus in June. Campus Pride is held during the month of April at colleges and universities across the country. In honor of this important tradition, we will feature student centered-programming, and community-based events and resources in celebration of Campus Pride in April.
Pride Month is celebrated nationally in the United States in June and traces back to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan–when queer and trans communities collectively rebelled against police brutality and unremitting harassment and violence. This uprising became a tipping point changed LGBTQIA+ activism and the Gay Rights Liberation Movement in the United States. The first Pride March was held in New York City in 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the proud home of one of the first Women’s Studies departments in the country which has since expanded to include a world class program in Sexuality studies. This program builds upon the long history of Queer Studies at UB. The first Queer Studies course on our campus was taught in 1971, a mere two years after the Stonewall Uprising.
Today, work in the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to theorizing gender inequality and sexual difference, exploring the origins of concepts of gender and how they have transformed. Faculty in GGS are known for their research on intersectional identities, production of feminist and queer theory and queer theories of art. Their work critically examines the roots and implications of what is considered "normal," and how these understandings link to larger political and public issues within the social, legal, economic and cultural spheres.
These services and programming foster a stronger campus environment that is safe for all people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning intersex, allied, asexual, pansexual, and gender non-conforming students and allies. Some programs include Transgender Day of Remembrance, Coming Out Day, Transgender Day of Visibility and Pride Month.
As Anti- LGBTQ legislation increases around the country, UB Counseling Services is here to help.
Please contact us at 716-645-2720 and ask to schedule a Needs Assessment or view our website to see our array of services.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency after hours, please call 716-645-2720 and press 2 to be linked with support.