The mission of the UB LGBTQ FSA is to contribute to and support a welcoming and inclusive university community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer faculty and staff through education, networking and advocacy.
"Our hearts are heavy as the rioters of today are reflections of those who raged against police brutality at the Stonewall Inn. Fifty-one years later, the multi-night siege of Greenwich Village, led mostly by trans folks and People of Color, is the reason we commemorate LGBTQ+ pride in June."
The large panels of bright colors fill the most visible crosswalk on the North Campus — on Putnam Way between the Student Union and UB Commons — a bold, visual symbol of UB’s pride and support for the LGBTQ community.
"We hope that a UB Pride Parade will foster an environment of inclusion where students can feel safe and comfortable marching with friends and allies, as well as reaffirming the university's commitment to its LGBTQ+ students."
Similar to UB’s Minority Faculty & Staff Association, which promotes participation and inclusion of people of color in the UB workforce, the mission of the LGBTQ FSA is to contribute to and support a welcoming and inclusive UB community for LGBTQ faculty and staff members.