Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Pride Month


Recurring Events

Speak Your Truth: The LGBTQ Oral History Project

2:00pm - 5:00pm | LGBT Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

April 8th, 16th-18th, 22nd-24th

Special Collections & University Archives, in collaboration with the LGBT Equity Center, will be conducting short interviews and gathering stories that reflect on and share the experience of being LGBTQ+ on campus or in the community! These will be preserved and added to the University Archives. Interested in including yours? We're looking for students, alums, faculty, and staff to speak their truth! RSVP at


Pride Alliance Weekly Discussion Groups

Various Times | LGBT Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Discussion groups are a part of the larger LGBTQ+ student organization, Pride Alliance. All groups (except Queer Quests) meet in 2218 Marie Mount Hall (LGBT Equity Center) and are open to newcomers and respectful allies. More details at


April 2nd, Tuesday

LGBTQ+ Grad Student Mixer

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Graduate Student Lounge (0121 STAMP)

As part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week and Pride Month, we invite you to stop by the Graduate Student Lounge to grab some pizza, meet with other LGBTQ and allied graduate students, and learn more about resources on campus. Presented and sponsored by Graduate Student Life and the Graduate School Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion.


April 4th, Thursday

Branch OUT: LGBT Speed Mentoring

6:30pm - 8:00pm | Career Center (3100 Hornbake Library)

Networking is a critical skill for exploring careers, searching for a job or internship, or advancing in your chosen field. Some of the best opportunities can only be accessed through professional networks, and those skilled at networking always have an inside edge. Practice will increase your skill and confidence as a networker. That’s why the Lavender Leadership Honor Society is partnering with Lambda Pride, the University of Maryland’s DC-based LGBT Alumni Group, to host a special speed mentoring event on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30 - 8 at the University Career Center. This is your chance to learn networking in a fun and informative setting. RSVP at


April 5th, Friday

Pride Shabbat

8:00pm - 9:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm) | Maryland Hillel (7600 Mowatt Lane)

Celebrate Jewish LGBTQIA+ community and get to know other queer Jewish students!


April 8th, Monday

LGBTQ 102: Advanced LGBTQ+ Equity & Inclusion

12:30pm - 1:45pm | Edward St. John (0201 ESJ)

Have you read articles and attended LGBTQ+ trainings before, but you still have lingering or tricky questions? Do you want to ask an expert or a peer, and go further with your inclusive excellence? Would you like to bring up your level of comfort, knowledge, and skills to be able to train, teach, or mentor better on issues of LGBTQ+ equity, diversity, and inclusion? If the answer is "yes," bring your questions and join us for this open panel discussion.


Student Panel on Asexuality

6:00pm - 7:00pm | LGBT Equity Center (2218 Marie Mount Hall)

Join Pride Alliance small group Ace Space for an informative, student-led panel. Panelists will discuss the importance of understanding asexuality as well as common misconceptions people within and outside of the LGBTQ+ community might have. Light refreshments will be provided! Facebook event page at


April 9th, Tuesday

SEE Film Series: Boy Erased

8:00pm (Doors at 7:30pm) | Hoff Theatre (0126 STAMP)

Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. His father and mother struggle to reconcile their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self,


April 10th, Wednesday

Condom Fashion Show

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Grand Ballroom (1206 STAMP)

The Condom Fashion Show is a yearly event held in honor of Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day. Every year, student organizations around campus are recruited to participate in the Condom Fashion Show. Each student group is challenged to create an outfit made of hundreds of Global Protection ONE condoms - and then they strut down our runway in their condom couture! There will be food, giveaways, prizes, a raffle, great music, performances, and more. Sponsored by Global Protection ONE Condoms, the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy, the University Health Center, and Sex Week at Maryland. Facebook event page at


SEE Film Series: Boy Erased

8:00pm (Doors at 7:30pm) | Hoff Theatre (0126 STAMP)


April 11th, Thursday

SEE Presents: It’s Drag Time (ft. Miz Cracker, Maxx Pleasure, Miss Toto, & FKATwink)

7:00pm | Grand Ballroom (1206 STAMP)

Calling all queens and kings, SEE is hosting its second annual spring drag show! Headlining the evening is Miz Cracker, along with her friends Maxx Pleasure, Miss Toto, and FKATwink. Tickets are FREE and open to the UMD community! Tickets will be available to be picked up after spring break. Facebook event page at


April 15th, Monday

Rainbow Wellness: A Discussion on Minority Stress Theory and the Support UHC Can Offer

5:00pm - 7:00pm | University Health Center (1150 UHC)

Join the University Health Center Peer Leaders for Rainbow Wellness: A Discussion on Minority Stress Theory and the Support UHC Can Offer! On Monday April 15 at 5PM we will be facilitating a conversation on minority stress, its day to day impact, and the intersectionality of identities. Come with questions for our panelists who are experts in diversity, minority stress, and the queer experience. A UHC representative will also be there to talk about the services and support the Health Center can provide you. There will be FREE snacks to munch on and health promotion and wellness goodies to go home with. Facebook event page at

April 16th, Tuesday

Queerly Blessed

6:00pm - 8:00pm (Doors and light refreshments at 5:30pm) | Pyon Su Room (2108 STAMP)

Much of the conversation around queer and trans identity and religion is mired in conflict— yet so many LGBTQ+ people of faith find strength, solace, and a higher meaning in their religious identities. Join us for a panel discussion of various faith leaders, students, and staff exploring this intersection of experience. This moderated discussion will begin with a brief spiritual exercise and conclude with an open Q&A for panelists.


April 18th, Thursday

Sexual Violence & the LGBTQ Community

12:00pm - 2:00pm | MICA/LCSL Conference Room (1121 STAMP)

In honor of both Pride Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a representative from the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) will discuss the impact of sexual assault and relationship violence in the LGBTQ community and share important campus and community resources for safe services and reporting.

PRIDE! Zumba

7:00pm - 7:45pm | Eppley Recreation Center Multipurpose Room (2213 ERC)

Please join us for a PRIDE! themed Zumba class led by power duo Ryan and Jessica. Wear your rainbow colors or UMD apparel and show your PRIDE! and support for Pride Month on campus. Songs will feature LGBTQ+ artists and the event is inclusive to all RecWell members and UMD Students. We hope to see you there! More details at

April 19th, Friday

Pride Prom

6:00pm - 8:00pm | Atrium (1107 STAMP)

Join us for Pride Prom, Pride Alliance's annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community! Bring your friends and your complexities with you—everyone is invited!


April 22nd, Monday

Between the Lines: A Pride-Themed Zine Writing Workshop

4:00pm - 6:00pm | Studio A (0107 STAMP)

Create zines from start to finish with a group of open-minded folx. All necessary supplies provided by Studio A.

April 24th, Wednesday

AAPI/Queer Monologues

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Atrium (1107 STAMP)

A night full of performances and poetry about being AAPI, LGBTQ+, and so many intersections of lived experience. Interested in performing? Sign up at


April 25th, Thursday

Queer Restorative Yoga

7:00pm - 7:45pm | Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium Studio

Enjoy 45 minutes of a relaxing meditation practice in a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment! No experience necessary, and all are welcome to participate. Queer Restorative Yoga is named in support of UMD Pride Month. More details at


April 26th, Friday

PRIDE Glow in the Dark Pool Party

9:00pm - 11:00pm | Eppley Recreation Center Natatorium Studio

Join RecWell for a LGBTQ+ Pride Month Glow in the Dark Pool Party! We want everyone to feel safe and welcome in our spaces, so join us for glow sticks, friends, fun, music, and more! A swimsuit is required in order to swim due to safety reasons. More details at

April 30th, Tuesday

Lavender Leadership Honor Society Induction Ceremony

5:00pm | Prince George’s Room (1210 STAMP)

The Lavender Leadership Honor Society is an initiative of the LGBT Equity Center and advised by a student board. The honor society celebrates and develops leadership for LGBTQ+ social justice. It is open to University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff, faculty, and alumni of the university. Founded in 2015, the society has been acknowledged in the Washington Post, and is believed to be the first collegiate honor society focusing on leadership for LGBTQ+ social justice.

Lavender Leadership Honor Society holds an induction ceremony every spring to honor undergrads, grad students, staff/faculty, and alumni who have been leaders within the LGBTQIA+ community on campus.  Various awards are available to undergrads, grad students, staff/faculty, alumni, and friends of the university. Nominate yourself or someone else for an award or recognition. To apply to be inducted, head to

May 21st, Tuesday

Lavender Graduation

2:00pm - 4:00pm | Memorial Chapel

Lavender Graduation recognizes an important milestone in the lives of our LGBTQIA+ graduates. Each year, this event also provides an opportunity for our community to come together and honor those among us who have worked to make College Park a better place for LGBTQ+ people. Whether you have been involved in the LGBTQIA+ community at UMD or not, we encourage all to attend to support the celebration of the excellence and resilience of all graduates and award winners. Each LGBTQIA+ graduate will receive a rainbow tassel, rainbow stole, and a certificate of achievement. Both undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to attend and bring family, friends, and other significant individuals in their lives from both on and off campus. Of course, all faculty and staff are invited. Those who are graduating in December 2018, May 2019, or December 2019 are welcome to walk in the ceremony. RSVP to attend at