Celebrating Pride Month 2024

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Dear CUNY SPS Community,

It is with great excitement that I invite you all to join us in celebrating Pride Month this June at CUNY SPS. This is a time for us to honor the rich history, vibrant culture, and invaluable contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community, both within our School and around the world. It is also an opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

With this in mind, I would like to spotlight a few Pride Month events offered by the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium, of which CUNY SPS has been a proud member since 2023. Housed at CUNY’s LaGuardia & Wagner Archives, the Consortium facilitates the archiving of LGBTQIA+ history across New York, and supports LGBTQIA+ training, education, and programming. This June, the Consortium will host a series of events and activities that aim to educate, inspire, and celebrate the diversity that makes our CUNY community so unique. Here are a few highlights:

  • Friday June 7, 2024

CUNY PrideFest 2024

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Queens College Quad (Rain Location: Main Dining Hall)

Join us for free T-Shirts, performances, tasty treats. This event is public and open to the community!

  • Monday June 10, 2024

Pride Writing Club: On Queer Intimacies At The MoMA

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Museum of Modern Art

Join CLAGS at the Museum of Modern Art for a writing workshop with Amber Jamilla Musser!

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024

2024 Jose Munoz Award

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: CUNY Graduate Center

Join us for a conversation with internationally recognized author, poet, comedian, and public speaker Alok Vaid-Menon, who will be receiving the 2024 Muñoz Award, which honors an LGBTQ community leader or activist for their advocacy for queer and transgender communities and LGBTQ communities of color. Presented with CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies. This event is generously supported by LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council LGBT and Queer Caucus.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Battle For Intro 2

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Hunter College

The Gay Rights Bill in New York faced a fifteen-year battle within the City Council to approve it. Join our LaGuardia Wagner Archives staff for an amazing digital exhibit and panel!

  • Sunday June 30, 2024

March With The CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium At NYC Pride

1:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Begins on W 27th Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan

For a complete list of Pride Month events, visit the CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium website.

In addition, I invite you all to visit the insightful and illuminating Pride Month resources curated by the CUNY SPS Committee on Institutional Equity and Diversity.  

Thank you for your dedication to making CUNY SPS a vibrant and inclusive community. I look forward to seeing you at the events around CUNY and New York City and celebrating Pride Month together. Let us make this June a time of joy, learning, and solidarity.


Dr. Lisa R. Braverman, PhD

Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies