Last weekend’s Denver Pride, fully in person for the first time since 2019, drew participants from across CU to help celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This was the seventh consecutive year that CU proudly sponsored the festival.
“What an incredible Denver Pride weekend,” said CU President Todd Saliman. He was in attendance, as was Regent Ilana Dubin Spiegel. “CU proudly sponsors this important event, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. We appreciate all the CU staff, faculty and students on the systemwide planning committee who devoted their time and energy to coordinating and participating in CU’s activities.”
CU’s presence during the weekend’s events included an entry into Sunday’s Pride Parade, with participants from all four campuses and system administration. A CU team raced in Saturday’s PRIDE 5K and CU hosted a table Saturday and Sunday at PrideFest in Civic Center Park.
Denver Pride is produced by The Center on Colfax, a registered 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that provides year-round programs and services for the LGBTQ+ community. The city’s first Pride Month celebration took place in 1975 and was one of many commemorations established across the country following the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York and years of community organizing and activism in response to discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ individuals.
While this year’s Denver Pride has concluded, CU will continue to support and celebrate the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community throughout the year. CU strives to create a safe, inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong and can thrive.
View more CU photos from Denver Pride 2022 here.
Visit the campus websites below for more on Pride across CU: