June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month


On a hot summer’s night in New York on June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside.

Among the many leaders of the riots was a black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson, leading the movement to continue over six days with protests and clashes. The message was clear — protestors demanded the establishment of places where LGBT+ people could go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest.

Pride Month is largely credited as being started by bisexual activist Brenda Howard. Known as ‘The Mother of Pride,’ Brenda organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade a year after the Stonewall Riots.

This eventually morphed into what we now know as the New York City Pride March and was the catalyst for the formation of similar parades and marches across the world.

What Happened at the Stonewall Riots?

A Timeline of the 1969 Uprising

The June 1969 riots at New York City's Stonewall Inn marked a raucous turning point in the fight for LGBT rights.

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Learn More Here

Upcoming 2022 Pride Events

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Join us this Wednesday! 


Newcomb Institute is hosting the PRIDE tent at Wednesday at the Square this Wednesday, May 25th. The free afternoon of music and fun will be held in Lafayette Square, downtown New Orleans, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m


We'll be serving up free refreshments at the PRIDE tent, come grab a drink with us. Don't miss this opportunity to show your support and grab some great Newcomb swag!


You can check out the lineup for May 25th and learn more about the concert series here.

Lighting up Tulane Campus with Pride

For the month of June Tulane will light up Gibson with the colors of the progressive pride flag: 

The Progress Pride flag was developed in 2018 by non-binary American artist and designer Daniel Quasar (who uses xe/xyr pronouns). Based on the iconic rainbow flag from 1978, the redesign celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ community and calls for a more inclusive society.

Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the classic Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression.” Quasar’s Progress Pride Flag added five arrow-shaped lines to the six-colored Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognized as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community.

The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

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Before the rainbow-striped Pride flag was created, the LGBTQ+ community tended to use the pink triangle as a symbol, adapted from the badge that gay prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps. During World War II, Nazis forced gay men in camps to wear a downward-pointing triangle, with around 100,000 estimated to have been held prisoner and 65,000 thought to have been killed. The pink triangle was most famously adopted by the HIV advocacy group ACT UP.

The history of the Pride flag can be traced back to Harvey Milk, the famous San Francisco city Supervisor, and his friend Gilbert Baker in the 1970s. Baker had served in the Army, and moved to San Francisco following his honorable discharge. There, he befriended Milk, who challenged him to create a symbol for what was then more commonly called the gay community. Baker and a friend named Lynn Segerblom, also known as Faerie Argyle Rainbow, developed a rainbow version that had eight colors, with a hot pink stripe later removed because it was difficult to dye.

Krewe of Muses Thirsty Thursday PRIDE Fundraiser

Come join your sole sisters as we support Pride Month at our next Thirsty Thursday on June 9 at The Rusty Nail in the Warehouse District. 


Proceeds from the event will benefit The LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, a local, safe place for LGBTQ and allied groups to meet.

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The more we spend, the more they benefit, so bring your friends and come out to support a great cause. Non-Muses (including men) are welcome!


What: Thirsty Thursday in support of Pride Month and the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans

When: Thursday, June 9

Where: The Rusty Nail/Sidecar Patio and Oyster Bar (enter at the Rusty Nail)

             1100 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Time: 5:30pm 

New Orleans Pride 2022

About New Orleans Pride 

New Orleans Pride Weekend is officially set for June 9-12, with the Pride Parade on June 11, and you can find events all month long, including Black Pride NOLA June 30-July 3rd. 

The New Orleans Pride Parade 

The NOLA Pride Parade is June 11 from 6-10 p.m., running down Decatur across St. Louis Street to Rampart Streetand up to St. Ann. It will finish on Bourbon Street between St. Ann and Dumaine streets. Expect lots of walking groups, dance troupes, miniature floats, and lots of rainbow flags in this parade. 

Black Pride NOLA (June 30-July 3)

Enjoy events specifically for the Black LGBTQ+ community throughout the weekend of June 30-July 3, which coincides with the ESSENCE Festival of Culture. There's a white party, a shades of pink party, a LGBTQ+ awards show, and much more - find more information here. 

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More NOLA Pride Events Here

Stay tuned for more Tulane Pride Events! In our Part 2 Pride Newsletter

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