For the sixth consecutive year, CU sponsored Denver Pride, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
The June 24-27 festival featured a hybrid virtual/in-person format. Among the in-person events was a 5K race at Denver’s Cheesman Park, providing an opportunity for members of the CU community to show off their “One Goal: Inclusivity” T-shirts provided by CU system. The system Faculty Council office assisted in distributing the T-shirts across the four campuses and provided mail options for those unable to pick them up on campus.
“Pride and 5K was a lot of fun and it was great to be outside with a group of people again,” said Steven Burton of the LGBTQ+ Hub at CU Anschutz; he organized the CU team for the in-person 5K. “We got to interact and have fun with individuals from other CU campuses. The weather was surprisingly really great for a 5K and wasn’t too hot or too rainy.”
Thanks go to Theodosia Cook, Chief Diversity Officer of the CU system, and Tony Salazar, assistant vice president for engagement, for helping with this year’s sponsorship.
Meanwhile, the UCCS community is looking ahead to Colorado Springs Pride, set for July 13-18. The campus’ MOSAIC is featuring “Faces of Pride” on its social media accounts, including Facebook. See more in Communique.