LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. This month-long celebration recognizes all members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have fought and continue to fight for fundamental rights and complete equality. June is dedicated to reminiscing and acknowledging all the treasured influences and valued contributions brave individuals have given. We embrace the LGBTQIA+ community and pay homage to those that were lost due to hate crimes and those who continue to face ongoing violence, discrimination, and various inequalities.

Pride Month aims to bring awareness while also remembering the rich history that began here in New York on June 28th, 1969, during the Stonewall Uprising. The First Pride Marches took place on June 18th, 1970, nearly a year after the Stonewall Uprising. The Stonewall Uprising ignited a call to action that continues to motivate us to achieve equality, justice, and opportunities for all LGBTQIA+ individuals. We celebrate Pride Month by honoring the historical roots of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory’s commitment to allyship begins with supporting all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Lamont Pride 2022

Lamont Pride 2019

In honor of Pride Month, a Pride Social was held on Monday June 24. Organized by graduate student Julian Spergel and research staff assistant Hannah Sweets, this event celebrated the LGBTQ community at Lamont, and honored the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.