Pride Month Events 2021

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By Juliana Narvaez/Staff Writer & Marina Alonzo/Staff Writer

June marks the beginning of Pride Month which is set in place to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.

Started by queer people of color, these riots were a huge catalyst for LGBTQA+ rights. We take the month of June to not only celebrate the progress that has been made for the community, but to also commemorate those who fought for the queer community and the ongoing fight for equal rights.

Below are the events hosted by FIU’s Pride Center this month to celebrate Pride!

1. That’s So Queer (Live Discussions)

Every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Instagram Live 

Be sure to join the IG Live discussions on @fiupridecenter to join a safe space for LGBTQA+ individuals looking to talk about specific topics relating to the community. These IG Lives will be held every Thursday this month, except for June 10th when a special That’s So Queer will take place later that day at 7:00 p.m.

2. On the Avenue: Pride Month (Panel)

June 8 at 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT

go.fiu.edu/onavenuepride

Hosted by the Jewish Museum of Florida and The Wolfsonian-FIU, On the Avenue: Pride Month will celebrate the contributions of historical and contemporary LGBTQIA+ figures through three presentations moderated by the Associate Director of FIU’s Pride Center. Don’t forget to visit go.fiu.edu/onavenuepride to register for this free online event!

3. Disarm Hate (Film Screening)

June 4-13

go.fiu.edu/disarmhatetix 

FIU Pride Center will allow students to gain access to the full length Disarm Hate documentary film from June 4-13 via go.fiu.edu/disarmhatetix. (Link will activate soon, be sure to follow @fiupridecenter for updates!)

4. That’s So Queer SPECIAL: Disarm Hate (Panel)

June 10 at 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. EDT

Instagram Live

Join FIU Pride Center and the hosts of That’s So Queer on their Instagram Live for a panel on the film Disarm Hate. Panelists include the Director, Jules Brudek and cast members, Alexis Sanchez and Jason Hayes.

5. Pulse Nightclub Vigil (at Frost Art Museum)

June 11 at 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Join Livestream

It’s been five years since 49 lives were lost at the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Join the vigil in person at the Frost Art Museum or via Livestream. Join as the community comes together to heal, reflect and honor the victims and survivors. Guest speakers include Ashlee Marie Preston, MJ and Fred Wright (parents of victim Jerry Wright), and President Mark B. Rosenberg

6. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Film Screening)

June 26 at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom

Join The Women’s Center and oSTEM at FIU for a screening of the film The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson on Zoom. Johnson was a drag queen, activist in the Stonewall riots, and philanthropist who was found dead in the Hudson River. The film re-examines the life, and the 1992 death of the activist.

These events will be great for celebrating Pride month while also honoring the many influential lives of various members of the community whose names will not be forgotten.

For more information and upcoming events from the Pride Center, be sure to follow them on their Instagram.

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