Mark your calendar: UCOP Pride Ice Cream Social on June 2
Put a little chocolate mark on your calendar — the seventh annual UCOP Pride Ice Cream Social has been scheduled:
Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Franklin fifth floor roof garden
All UCOP staff are invited to join in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride month with delicious ice cream treats. President Napolitano will attend and speak briefly in honor of the event.
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 this event or the UCOP Pride group (including how to join their listserv), contact Kate.Moser@ucop.edu.