CSU Students Show Their Pride

CSU students and staff were proud to be a part of the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 29. Several members of the CSU family came out to show their pride and to promote our campus as a place that embraces all.

The annual Pride Celebration commemorates the rebellion of LGBT patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City's Greenwich Village in response to a routine police raid on June 27, 1969. The following year, a "Gay-In" that took place on June 27, 1970 that was the early progenitor of the current Pride Celebration. Since 1972, the event has been held every year. Since its modest beginnings, Chicago Pride has grown to be one the largest and most well-known Pride events in the world. Pride has come to symbolize several things: the long history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer dignity, the freedom of all people to meaningfully and proudly express their sexual and gender identities, and the commitment of LGBT people to combating oppression.          

Special thanks goes out to State Representative Greg Harris, the chief sponsor of legislation that brought marriage equality to Illinois, for inviting and hosting the CSU delegation. On behalf of the entire CSU family, thank you Rep. Harris!

CSU Students Show Their PrideCSU Students Show Their Pride
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