Celebrating Pride Week at Carolina
We are celebrating Pride Week from April 6 to 13! Pride Week at Carolina is a partnership among the UNC LGBTQ Center and other organizations to host events around the themes of history, inclusion, intersectionality, expression and advocacy within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) communities.
“Pride Week is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on our shared humanity,” said Amy Johnson, vice chancellor for Student Affairs. “I encourage students to take part in one or more of the week’s events, to connect with members of the LGBTIQA+ community, to learn more about the history of human rights and to have fun while we celebrate diversity.”
Terri Phoenix, director of the UNC LGBTQ Center, expressed gratitude for the campus partnerships that helped make this year’s events happen after Pride Week 2020 was canceled when campus was closed due to COVID-19. “This Pride Week feels even more important than ever,” Phoenix said. “Since our events are remote, they are accessible to more Tar Heels than ever regardless of their location. We look forward to seeing a broad representation of our campus community at one of the events over the next week.”
This year, the UNC LGBTQ Center is partnering with University departments along with student and community organizations to host more than 20 events. You can also download Pride Week zoom backgrounds to show your support and pride.