Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.
UNO provides several resources to help the LGBT community on campus feel welcome.
A Recap of the Interview:
- June is PRIDE Month.
- UNO has been established as the most LGBT friendly university in the state of Nebraska.
- UNO hosted MBLGTACC in Feb. 2018, the largest LGBT conference in the nation.
- OUT@UNO is a program that makes the "invisible" community visible by encouraging LGBT students to seek out resources that make them feel more comfortable on campus.
- Students can find all LGBT related information as far as gender inclusive housing, name changes and more by visiting the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center website.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.