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Students, faculty and staff march in Pride Parade on CU Anschutz campus

Celebrate Pride 2024 With the CU Anschutz Community

Variety of events, learning sessions available as Denver Pride marks a major anniversary

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As Denver looks to celebrate its 50th Pride this summer, the LGBTQ+ Hub at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is hosting and organizing different ways for the campus community to get involved in the celebrations. From walking in the Pride Parade with CU faculty, staff and students, to karaoke at Hamburger Mary's, there are plentiful ways to participate year-round and build connections within the CU Anschutz campus and beyond.

For a complete breakdown of events, the LGBTQ+ Hub has an events page for more information

Interested in Pride volunteer opportunities? Fill out the form here and select the events you are interested in. CU @ Pride shirts will be available for all volunteers.

Denver Pride weekend events – Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23

The University of Colorado is once again a sponsor of Denver Pride. This year also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Denver Pride and there are plenty of events available to mark the occasion. 

Registration for these events as a volunteer is first come, first served and closes on Friday, June 7.

CU PrideFest booth volunteer opportunity – Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23

Volunteer at the University of Colorado PrideFest booth, handing out free swag and more. Two-hour slots are available between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. both days. 

Pride 5K – Saturday, June 22

Run, Walk, Roll or Sashay! The race route is from the state Capitol building, down 14th Avenue to Cheesman Park and back. Wear your CU gear and be your authentic self. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. 

Denver Pride Parade – Sunday, June 23 

Join fellow University of Colorado faculty, staff and students in walking in Denver’s 50th Pride Parade. The route is 14 blocks from Cheesman Park to Civic Center down Colfax Avenue. CU volunteers will hand out beads and CU tattoos to parade attendees. CU volunteers will receive additional timing and logistics details prior to the parade. The parade runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Pride Karaoke at Hamburger Mary’s – June 27

Come ready to sing! Join fellow CU Anschutz community members for a night of fun karaoke. 

Event details: 

Thursday, June 27

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

1336 East 17th Ave., Denver

LGBTQ+ Safe Space Certificate Program 

The Safe Space certificate program is a two-hour training course to give attendees knowledge, skills and awareness in creating and maintaining welcoming, inclusive and supportive safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community on campus. 

  • Safe Space Certificate Program Launch
  • Duration: Two hours (minimum of one hour depending on assessment results)
  • June 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • June 25: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Requestable Trainings for Pride Month 

The LGBTQ+ Hub is proud to offer group training (10+ participants) during June for groups on campus. The topics available to request are: 

  • LGBTQ+ History
  • Pronouns & Inclusive Language
  • Allyship as a Verb, not a Noun
  • LGBTQ+ Health Disparities and Adult Care

Aurora Pride – Saturday, Aug. 3

Held at Aurora Reservoir from noon to 7 p.m.; volunteer opportunities to participate in Aurora’s Pride later this summer are available here

Trainings, resources and other ways to stay informed and involved

Reach out to the LGBTQ+ Hub year-round for additional resources, trainings and questions at: lgtbqhub@cuanschutz.edu. The LGBTQ+ Hub offers: 

  • Trainings and Workshops: Educational sessions on LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Program Evaluations: Consultations to enhance LGBTQ+ inclusivity.
  • Resource Repository: Comprehensive collection of LGBTQ+ health research and community resources.
  • Partnerships: Collaborations with all departments and schools on campus.

Want to join the LGBTQ+ Hub Advisory Committee? New members are always accepted and can register here

You can also stay in the know with the LGBTQ+ Hub by signing up for their bi-weekly newsletter. Have a news item to share for the LGBTQ+ Hub newsletter? You can do so at the form here


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