CSUB to Host LGBTQ+PRIDE Week Events

Committed to being an accepting and inviting environment, no matter the person’s gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and/or religion, California State University, Bakersfield will celebrate Pride Week from Monday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 14.

Lead by CSUB’s LGBTQ+ PRIDE (Promoting Resources, Inclusion, and Diversity in Education) Affinity Group, Pride Week seeks to foster a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive campus community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff through various activities and events.


“This is the second campus Pride Week, and it is great to see students, faculty and staff coming together for great campus inclusion and visibility. CSUB has made great strides in supporting all
diversity on campus,” said Matthew McClellan, LGBTQ+ PRIDE co-chair. CSUB Pride Week events will include:
• Monday, Oct. 9 – LGBTQ+ Kickoff and Resource Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on
Red Brick Road.
• Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Meet & Greet Mixer & Social from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Stockdale
Room.
• Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Ally Rally: “What it Means to be an Ally for the LGBTQ+
Community” at 6 p.m. in the Stockdale Room.
• Thursday, Oct. 12 – Expression Nights: “Coming Out Stories” at 7 p.m. in the Stockdale
Room.
• Friday, Oct. 13 – Movie Night: “Hocus Pocus” at 7 p.m. in Alumni Park.

*Thursday, Oct. 19 - Pride Volleyball game at 7 p.m. at Icardo Center


“LGBTQ+ Pride is more than just a celebration, but remembering our history,” McClellan said. “It is about knowing the hardships that have come before and looking to where we need to go. It
is about the hope that things get better and will continue to get better.” Pride Week is made possible by the continued support from the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Campus Programming, Student Health Services and LGBTQ+ Network Student group.

For more information about Pride Week, please contact Matthew McClellan at
mmcclellan1@csub.edu or 661-654-3986.

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