Celebrate Pride Month!

Pride Heart

June 10, 2022
Gonzaga University News Service

Pride Month is traditionally celebrated in June each year in observation of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point in the national conversation around LGBTQ+ activism and the Gay Rights Liberation Movement in the United States. In the month of June we recognize the achievements of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community in the pursuit of equality, inclusion and justice for LGBTQ+ Americans.

Gonzaga University is proud to support its LGBTQ+ community, striving to be a safe and welcoming environment for all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions by engaging in education, advocacy, outreach and programming. We invite you to celebrate Pride Month!

Events, Organizations and Resources

On campus:

Foley Library faculty and staff have selected works from our collection to highlight in celebration of Pride Month. Please check out the display on the main floor (near the Information Desk) through the month of June.

Campus resources:

Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity (DICE):

LBGTQ+ Resource Center, Hemmingson Center

LBGTQ+ Rights Clinic, Gonzaga Law School

Jesuit-initiated website:

Outreach, a website created by Fr. James Martin, S.J., highlights Catholic organizations, communities and people doing the work of connecting Catholic social teaching and LGBTQ+ equity and affirmation. Fr. Martin is the author of “Jesuit Guide to Everything” and “Building a Bridge,” editor of America magazine, has presided at Lavender Mass virtually for Gonzaga University and has been a Commencement speaker here.

Outreach, An LGBTQ Catholic Resource

Welcoming parishes, schools, communities, and people

Nominate a parish, school, community, or individual

Anti-bullying statement:

The Tyler Clementi Foundation has an anti-bullying statement that bishops, Catholic religious orders, schools and organizations have signed, including the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It speaks to the dignity of LGBTQ+ people and their right to be free from bullying. Tyler Clementi’s mother has spoken at Gonzaga at a collaborative event between the Office of Health Promotion and Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

A Statement from Catholic Bishops on Protecting LGBT Youth

If you are a Catholic order, organization or school and would like to add your support, email Jane@TylerClementi.org

In the community:

There are a couple of events in Coeur D’ Alene: North Idaho Pride Alliance

Odyssey Youth Movement event on South Perry Street will be held June 25: Pride in Perry

Local organizations:

Spectrum Center Spokane

Odyssey Youth Movement

Inland Northwest Business Alliance

Parents, Families, and Friends of LGBTQ+ Spokane (PFLAG)

Spokane Pride

General information:

Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month? Yes, and here’s why by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

What is Pride Month and the History of Pride

The History of Pride from the Library of Congress 

A Guide to Gender Identity Terms