Mark your calendar: OP Pride ice cream social is coming
Get ready for the fifth annual UCOP Pride Ice Cream Social – Tuesday, June 30th, from 1-2.30 p.m. on the Franklin fifth-floor patio. Come celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month with delicious ice cream treats. UC President Janet Napolitano will attend and make remarks.
Celebrated each June, LGBTQ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots, which started at New York City’s Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969. The riots followed a police raid, a common occurrence for gay-patronized establishments at the time. The violent protest that night sparked several days of battles with police that ignited the modern struggle for LGBTQ rights 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. To find out more about the group or join their listserv, contact Karin Rice at Karin.Rice@ucop.edu.