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Join UCOP Pride for ice cream, this Friday, June 7

The forecast is for sun and warm temperatures, so join your colleagues in Franklin’s rooftop garden this Friday, June 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., as UCOP Pride and the OP Staff Assembly cohost their annual ice cream social.

The event recognizes LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) Pride Month, celebrated each June to mark the Stonewall Riots in New York City, considered the genesis of the LGBTQI movement.

UC President Mark Yudof will be on hand at the event, and several varieties of ice cream and toppings will be served.

The Stonewall Riots occurred at the Stonewall Bar in New York’s Greenwich Village on June 27, 1969, following a police raid, a common occurrence for gay-patronized establishments at the time. Patrons resisted, sparking five days of protest and igniting the modern struggle for equal rights for LGBTQI people worldwide.

UCOP Pride is dedicated to providing advocacy, education and community building for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community within UCOP and beyond.

All staff are invited to attend UCOP Pride’s monthly meetings, 12 to 1 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. To get meeting locations or join the listserv, contact Karin Rice at

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