Dartmouth Pride is an annual celebration of the LGTBQIA+ community on campus that takes place during the spring quarter. Although PRIDE is celebrated nationally [in the U.S.] during the month of June, due to the busy graduation season, PRIDE is celebrated at Dartmouth in the middle of the Spring term around late April/early May. 


We celebrate Dartmouth Pride to center the lived experiences of Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ students while educating our peers about issues surrounding LGBTQIA+ rights. Pride events vary every year based on the committee's decisions regarding programming.

The gay rights movement did not start at the Stonewall Inn, but many recognize the Stonewall Riots as a breaking point in the movement that is now recognized through Pride. On June 28, 1970, the one year anniversary of the riots, the first Pride marches were held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Those marches turned into days, weeks, and now months of celebration. Parades are still a very common practice during Pride all over the world. At this point, the number of communities celebrating Pride has grown so large that some cities choose to celebrate outside of June and Pride Month so LGBTQIA+ people can show their Pride, and allies can show their support, throughout the year. This is becoming increasingly critical as attacks on LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States continue to grow.

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In short, the objectives of Pride at Dartmouth are to:

  • Appreciate and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and history at Dartmouth and beyond
  • Educate our peers about issues that are prevalent to the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Create safe spaces for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and opportunities to explore the intersectionality of identities


Dartmouth Pride is an opportunity to uplift and empower queer identities and recognize the inequalities within the LGBTQIA+ community itself. Students often aim to center the experiences and intersectional identities of Black, Brown, Trans, disabled, and international LGBTQIA+ folks in planning. They position LGBTQIA+ justice as fundamentally connected to racial justice, class justice, criminal justice, and immigration justice, among many other struggles.

Past events in celebrating Pride at Dartmouth have included awareness and fundraising campaigns, drag and fashion shows, game nights, socials, STI testing and education, academic discussions centering intersectional identities, voguing workshops, and many more! During Pride, it is important for us to create opportunities for education about the riots led by transwomen of color that paved the way for Pride as we see it now, as well as create spaces that celebrate our identities.